What is Invisalign?
The Invisalign system is an orthodontic treatment that corrects imperfect tooth positioning. Teeth alignment is achieved through a series of custom-made, nearly invisible aligners that are comfortable to wear and removable. They make normal brushing and flossing possible!
How does Invisalign work?
When you meet with your dentist or orthodontist, they will take orthodontic records of your teeth. These records will then be sent to Invisalign.
At Invisalign, a computer model of your teeth and treatment is created. This model is like an animated movie, showing how your teeth will move from their current position to the desired position.
The doctor reviews and approves the treatment plan. Invisalign produces a series of clear, plastic aligners that correspond to the stages of tooth movement in the 3-D movie. Each set of aligners is designed to move the teeth a small amount.
You will wear each stage of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Week by week, your teeth are straightened until they reach the desired position.
You'll visit us about once every 4 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Your total treatment time will average 9-15 months, while the average number of aligners you’ll use will be between 18-30. Both of these numbers will vary from case to case. It is recommended the aligners are worn 20-22 hours per day.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
- Nearly invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing!
- Removable: You can eat and drink what you want.
- Simple: Easier to maintain good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, than metal braces.
- Comfortable: There are no wires or brackets to cause mouth abrasion.
How do I start my journey to straight teeth?
Make an appt with your doctor for an initial exam.
You may find more valuable information at Invisalign's website.