Dr. Goodman focuses on a conservative approach to orthodontics and offers Invisalign® to patients. Invisalign® gently straightens teeth using a set of clear plastic aligners, meaning they are nearly invisible to others during use. Following treatment, a patient's smile is properly aligned, balanced, and aesthetically pleasing.
I, in my practice with orthodontics, focus on fairly minor cases. There's crowding. There's spacing. It allows me to do things more conservatively in that I have another option to help fix what their problem is instead of just utilizing crowns or veneers. We can do orthodontics a lot of times and straighten the teeth or close spaces in a way that's very conservative and preserves the tooth structure. Maybe they have beautiful, white teeth. They just have a few spaces that could be closed, or their teeth are slightly rotated, and we can turn those and do something limited in orthodontics. Invisalign®, again, for those that are very, very concerned about the cosmetics of traditional brackets and wires, is another option to move teeth in a way that's very conservative and fairly invisible to most people. The nice thing about Invisalign® is that you can also take them out to eat normally and brush and floss your teeth without the brackets and wires. So there's a little bit of an easier method of cleaning your teeth as you go through the treatment.