About Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are a great choice for patients who are searching for a more discreet orthodontic treatment option for straightening their smile. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Each set of aligners is designed to make small changes to the alignment of the teeth. As you switch sets of aligners about every one to two weeks, your teeth will gradually and gently move to their proper positions. You will also visit our office regularly during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.

In general, Invisalign aligners can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. This includes problems such as:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped and spaced teeth
  • Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite

During your initial visit, we will examine your teeth to determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. This treatment is often a good choice for adult patients and others who are interested in a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign aligners are very comfortable because they are custom-made from smooth, thin plastic. The aligners are removable as well, which allows you to easily remove them as needed to eat, brush, and floss.

At Michael Richards Orthodontics, we are proud to be recognized as a Platinum Provider of Invisalign, a testament to our extensive experience and success in transforming smiles with this innovative clear aligner system. This prestigious status is awarded only to practices that demonstrate a high level of expertise and commitment to excellence in Invisalign treatments. Being a Platinum Provider means that we have successfully completed a significant number of Invisalign cases, giving us a depth of experience that allows us to tackle a wide range of orthodontic issues with confidence. Our patients can trust in our ability to deliver personalized, effective treatment plans using Invisalign’s cutting-edge technology to achieve the beautiful, healthy smile they’ve always wanted. Your smile transformation is in expert hands!

uLab aligners

While Invisalign brought treatment with clear aligners into the spotlight, uLab aligners stand out in the crowded field of orthodontic solutions by leveraging advanced digital planning tools that allow for highly personalized treatment plans. Like Invisalign, each aligner is custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position with minimal discomfort. What sets uLab apart is its innovative software, which enables Dr. Richards to make real-time adjustments to your treatment plan, ensuring the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time.

Choosing uLab aligners means enjoying a virtually invisible treatment experience without the aesthetic concerns associated with traditional braces. These clear aligners are not only discreet but also removable, offering you the flexibility to eat, brush, and floss with ease. With uLab, there’s no need to alter your diet or worry about the challenges of oral hygiene that can come with fixed orthodontic appliances.

Invisalign for Kids

Designed specifically for younger smiles, Invisalign for kids offers a virtually invisible way to correct dental misalignments and create beautiful, healthy smiles without the need for traditional metal braces.

Invisalign for kids utilizes a series of clear, custom-made aligners that gently and gradually move teeth into their correct positions over time. These aligners are made from a smooth, flexible plastic that is BPA-free, ensuring a comfortable fit and minimal impact on your child’s daily activities. Each set of aligners is worn for about 1-2 weeks before moving on to the next set in the series, progressively guiding your child’s teeth into alignment.

Is Invisalign Right For Your Child?

Invisalign for kids is suitable for a wide range of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, gaps between teeth, and certain bite problems. During your initial consultation with Dr. Richards, our experienced team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your child’s dental health and discuss whether Invisalign is the best treatment option for their needs.

When your child starts treatment with us, they are embarking on a journey with a team that cares deeply about your child’s comfort, confidence, and results. We understand that every child is unique, and we tailor our treatments to reflect that individuality! From the initial consultation to the final reveal of your child’s new smile, we’re here to support you and your child every step of the way.

Our team is committed to using the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best outcomes for our young patients. We’ll keep you informed and involved throughout the treatment process, providing tips for care and encouragement to keep your child motivated.

Invisalign For Teens

In the journey toward adulthood, every teen deserves to step forward with confidence, and a great smile can make all the difference. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer Invisalign for teens, a cutting-edge orthodontic solution designed to fit seamlessly into the busy and social lifestyles of today’s adolescents. Invisalign for teens offers an effective, virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without the brackets and wires associated with traditional braces.

Invisalign for teens utilizes a series of custom-made, clear aligners that gently and gradually move teeth into their ideal position. These aligners are crafted from a patented, flexible thermoplastic material, uniquely engineered for the Invisalign treatment, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit over your teen’s teeth.

Why Teens Love Invisalign

  • Virtually Invisible — The clear aligners are discreet, making it easier for teens to feel confident smiling, talking, and enjoying social activities without the self-consciousness often associated with traditional braces.
  • Easily Removable — Invisalign aligners can be taken out for meals, allowing teens to eat all their favorite foods without restrictions. It also makes brushing and flossing a breeze, promoting better oral hygiene during treatment.
  • Personalized Comfort — Each set of aligners is custom-made to fit your teen’s teeth precisely, based on a detailed 3D scan of their mouth. This tailored approach ensures a comfortable fit and effective movement of teeth.
  • Perfect For Active Lifestyles — Teens involved in sports or musical instruments find Invisalign a convenient option since there are no wires or brackets to cause discomfort or require special care.

We understand that motivation plays a key role in the success of Invisalign treatment for teens, and we’re committed to supporting your teen throughout their journey by offering encouragement and advice to keep them on track. Our team is always available to answer questions, address concerns, and celebrate milestones along the way.

Invisalign For Adults

In today’s fast-paced world, adults are looking for orthodontic solutions that fit seamlessly into their lifestyles. At Michael Richards Orthodontics, we understand the unique needs of our adult patients, which is why we proudly offer Invisalign as a preferred choice for achieving beautiful, straight teeth without the traditional look of metal braces. Invisalign provides an effective, discreet, and flexible option tailored to the demands of adult life.

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to enhance your smile without drawing attention to your treatment. Crafted from clear, flexible plastic, these custom-made aligners offer a level of comfort and convenience unmatched by traditional braces. With Invisalign, adults can confidently attend business meetings, social events, and everyday activities without worrying about the appearance of their orthodontic treatment.

Customized Treatment for Your Unique Smile

At Michael Richards Orthodontics, every Invisalign treatment begins with a personalized consultation. Utilizing advanced 3D imaging technology, we create a digital map of your mouth. This allows us to design a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific orthodontic needs. Each set of aligners is precisely calibrated to gradually shift your teeth into their optimal position, following the trajectory outlined in your individualized plan.

One of the most appealing aspects of Invisalign for adults is the removability of the aligners. Unlike traditional braces, you can easily take out your Invisalign aligners to eat, brush, and floss. This not only means you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods without restriction but also maintain your oral hygiene regimen without the need for special tools or techniques.

We understand that adults lead busy lives, which is why Invisalign is designed to minimize disruption. With fewer and quicker check-ups required compared to traditional braces, you can spend less time in the orthodontist’s chair and more time focusing on what matters most to you. Many of our patients see significant progress in their smiles within just a few months, although treatment times vary based on individual cases.

A Platinum Provider You Can Trust

As a Platinum Provider of Invisalign, Michael Richards Orthodontics has demonstrated a high level of expertise and success with Invisalign treatments. This designation reflects our commitment to excellence and our extensive experience with transforming smiles using this innovative system.

Choosing to improve your smile is a significant decision, and with Invisalign for adults at Michael Richards Orthodontics, you can take this step with confidence. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through every stage of your Invisalign treatment, ensuring that you achieve the results you desire with the care and support you deserve.