Dr. John Aiken is a certified provider of Invisalign® and SureSmile® in Birmingham, Alabama. With both options, you can straighten your teeth and achieve a more beautiful smile without the hassle of metal braces. Instead, you can enjoy a natural smile throughout your treatment! We invite you to call Inverness Smiles at 205-847-2533 to schedule a free consultation with our dentist and find out if a clear aligner is right for you.

Invisalign® or SureSmile® is 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 clear aligner system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten 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 two weeks, your teeth will gradually and gently move to their proper positions. You will also visit our office on a regular basis during treatment to make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.

In general, clear aligners can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. Our dentist may recommend clear aligners to correct:

  • 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 determine whether you are a good candidate for a clear aligner. 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, Clear 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. We welcome you to call or visit us today to learn more about clear aligners.