James Rhea, DDS, & Michael Doherty, DDS,
Smile Transformation Specialists
Trusted and affordable dentistry
for the entire family.
Invisalign® is the best alternative to traditional metal braces on the market today. Rather than using brackets, wires, and rubber bands, Invisalign® uses straighteners made of clear, flexible plastic. They are just as effective as braces, but nearly invisible and a lot less painful to wear. Invisalign® is actually a custom-made aligner that is changed every two to three weeks for a period of eight to twelve months for most patients. Similar to a retainer, an Invisalign® aligner is used for orthodontic treatment as a technique to shift and properly align your teeth for a beautiful smile. We use digital imaging so that you can see your smile with perfect teeth before you start the process. The aligner is uniquely fit to your mouth. Invisalign® aligners are made of a very flexible plastic material, so your smile transforms brilliantly, and with less pain than traditional braces.
ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN®
Invisalign® works quicker than traditional braces. Traditional metal braces most often take an average of two years to achieve their full results. Invisalign® can work in about half that time, depending on the scope of the problem!
Invisalign® is more convenient than traditional braces. Traditional braces can also be more difficult because they are attached directly to your teeth. Invisalign® aligner trays are removable, meaning you can take them out to eat or brush your teeth. While it is recommended to wear them for at least 22 hours a day to get their full effect, it is still advantageous to have the option of removing them.
Visits to our office are nearly the same as traditional braces. Just as traditional braces need to be tightened every two to three weeks, you will need to get a new set of Invisalign® aligner trays about every two weeks.
Aligner trays are less prone to breaks. Invisalign® trays can break if you’re not careful with them. However, it is far more common to have the wire give way on a set of braces or have a bracket come off. When braces break, it means a delay in moving your teeth and an extra trip back to see us.
ADVANTAGES OF BRENTWOOD FAMILY DENTISTRY
Dr. Rhea and Dr. Doherty have almost 20 years of experience treating Invisalign® patients. Invisalign® may not be right for everyone. We will evaluate you individually, according to your own unique situation, and recommend the best course of treatment for you. We will respect your time, work within your budget, and let you make the final decision. We have payment plans to meet every budget. Your comfort and safety are our primary concern. We will make your teeth healthy, natural looking and beautiful again!
High Tech Methods
to improve your smile
Years as a
Preferred Invisalign Provider
What People are Saying
"Highly Recommend. Extremely friendly staff all around which makes going to the dentist a little better. Doctor Doherty is a great dentist and goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. Excellent work and excellent prices."
"Always a great experience with Dr. Rhea! He is very thoughtful and always takes great care of me and my four children. Dr. Doherty is wonderful too. I’ve just had more experience with Dr. Rhea."
“High Quality Care”
"My experience at this dental office is always pleasant. The office staff and doctors are very friendly. They are always on time and do a great job caring for my teeth."
Susan M C.
"Courteous & Friendly"
"Dr. Rhea and all of the staff are very courteous and friendly. I have been going to Dr. Rhea for a few years now and have always been treated well, very professional."