What is Invisalign?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods while brushing and flossing to keep your teeth and gums health. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign utilizes 3-D computer imaging technology to transform impressions of your teeth into a series of customized plastic aligners.
- Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks.
- They are removed only to eat, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they reach the final alignment that our doctor has prescribed.
- The number of aligners you wear depends on the severity of crowding or spacing you have.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign has been proven effective for adults and teenagers in clinical research and practices nationwide. Our doctor can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. You can obtain more information at Invisalign’s website, www.invisalign.com
How often will I need to be seen for appointments?
Each aligner tray set is worn for approximately two weeks. Our doctor will give you 3 to 4 sets at a time, so generally appointments are every 6 to 8 weeks. Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted – without braces. A consultation with our doctor can determine if Invisalign is right for you.