You may have heard about these popular invisible braces and wondered what they were all about. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment used to correct misaligned teeth, teeth crowding, or gaps. The treatment involves using a series of clear, customized, removable mouth trays (aligners) that are meant to be worn over your teeth over time. Receiving an Invisalign treatment from our office may give you a new reason to smile!
The Invisalign Treatment
Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign uses your dentist’s instructions to create a set of custom-madealigners. These aligners apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, causing them to gently shift. Each aligner in the series is slightly different, gradually moving your teeth into a more desirable position. Every two weeks, you will be required to replace your current aligners with the next set in the series, just until you have completed the treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Invisalign is virtually invisible; the clear nature of the aligners make them nearly unnoticeable to the eye, so you can show off your improving smile.
- The aligners can be removed at any time for cleaning or eating. Because the aligners are removable, there are no food restrictions unlike with other orthodontic treatments.
- Invisalign aligners are extremely comfortable to wear, due to the smooth plastic material they are made from.
- The Invisalign treatment offers a shorter treatment period compared to traditional orthodontic treatments; the average time it takes our patients to complete an Invisalign treatment ranges from 9-15 months, depending on their case.