Invisalign is a series of clear aligners worn over the teeth to correct your bite and slowly move your teeth into their correct positions. The fixed aligners are custom made by a dental professional to fit your teeth precisely. Each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks before being replaced by the next gently moving you closer to your treatment goals. On average, patients notice an improvement in their smile after only a few weeks.
How does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® is an innovative solution for straightening teeth that are misaligned. In contrast to traditional braces, Invisalign® uses a series of aligners to gradually and subtly shift teeth into place. This process can take up to 10 months, or longer depending on the extent of the misalignment. Aligners are custom-made based on a mold taken of your teeth and are worn comfortably indoors for 22 hours each day. Each aligner is made up of thermoplastic which bends along with your teeth to move them towards their proper locations.
Benefits Of Invisalign®
- Aligners are removable, making them more comfortable than traditional braces.
- You can brush and floss your teeth like normal, and no additional tools are required.
- Less of a risk that your teeth will become stained as compared with wearing metal braces.
- Fewer visits to the dentist.
- Shorter treatment time
How Do I Care For My Aligners?
Aligners should be rinsed daily. It’s a good idea to brush them with a soft toothbrush. To remove any food particles that may have accumulated you can use an antimicrobial solution on a cotton ball, or use the recommended cleanser.
For the majority of patients, Invisalign is a flexible and hassle-free way to straighten teeth. Whether you’re looking for clear or hidden braces, we can provide affordable Invisalign treatment. Your teeth will gradually shift into correct alignment without wires and brackets. The procedure takes about 12 months, during which time the dentist will evaluate your progress periodically with 3D computer imaging system. The whole process requires a strict routine of cleaning and care.
Find Out If They Are Right for You!
If you have been considering orthodontic treatment, but you are uncomfortable with the appearance of traditional metal braces, Invisalign is a great choice for you. Many patients see this option as a more discreet alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are a great solution for adults and teens who want discreet orthodontic treatment. Often, Invisalign clear aligners are the best option for people who work in environments where wearing traditional braces may be difficult or uncomfortable. Our office is here to help you determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you during your initial visit. Get in touch with us today