Invisalign is nearly invisible
Invisalign clear braces a great option for orthodontic care. It’s the most popular “invisible braces” on the market and offers great benefits. It’s an excellent option when it comes to nearly invisible orthodontic care. Dr. Murray has been named an official "Elite" provider.
Dr. Murray is currently the #1 provider in the state of Alaska. Thanks to Alaskans for naming us one of the Best of Alaska!
Dr. Murray is an "Elite" Invisalign provider
Dr. John Murray is both an adult and Invisalign Teen provider in Anchorage, Alaska.
While invisible or clear braces work well for most patients, it is not for everyone. It's important to be evaluated by an orthodontist to determine
if you are a candidate. Dr. Murray offers free consultations to help determine if Invisalign braces are right for you.
Benefits of Invisalign
Aligners (trays) are clear and virtually invisible.
Removable for easy cleaning of the aligners and your teeth.
Eat whatever you want. You take the aligners out when you eat!
Minimal lifestyle interference. These things are easy.
- Positively impacts how you look and feel
- Aligners are smooth and comfortable
Anchorage official "Elite" provider Dr. John Murray specializes in this technique, which uses a series of clear aligners to move your teeth little by little without the disadvantages of traditional metal braces.
Invisalign Treatment Process
From consultation to confident new smile, here is what you need to know.
Your first consultation
Choosing clear braces is an important dental and financial decision, so going to an orthodontist is a critical first step. Sometimes, one treatment may not be right for you and an orthodontist is trained to guide you to the best decision.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Murray will discuss your needs and evaluate whether this treatment is right for you. Frequently, most patients are good candidates.
Your custom treatment plan
Dr. Murray will use a scanner such as the iTero® Element digital scanning system to create fast, precise 3D digital images of your teeth.
This will help Dr. Murray map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will be. You’ll even get to see how your teeth will move and preview your new smile.
Your clear aligners
Your custom-made aligners will be made of our proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Wear your clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out to eat and to brush and floss your teeth.
As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. Dr. Murray may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners frequently, pacing your lifestyle and motivation. He’ll send you home with a dozen aligners at a time (after he knows you understand what to do), allowing your scheduled appointments to be two to three months apart.
At every stage you’ll be able to see your progress and imagine how great your new smile will be.
Taking care of your new smile
When your treatment is complete, a retainer will need to be worn periodically to maintain your new smile. Retainers are custom-made using the same state-of-the-art technology as clear aligners.