The Invisalign Clear Aligner system can offer patients the opportunity to improve their smile with a more discrete method of treatment. Invisalign is clear, removable, and extremely effective when used correctly.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign system is an innovative orthodontic treatment that stimulates and moves your teeth using clear aligners. Custom aligners are manufactured based on a digital scan of your teeth and your bite. Attachments are glued to specific teeth to improve retention of the aligners and to direct tooth movement of certain teeth. Attachments look like small raised bumps on the teeth that are tooth colored. Each aligner should be worn 22 hours a day for 1-2 weeks with regular office visits every 10 to 12 weeks in order to check orthodontic progress. Once treatment is complete you will be given a retainer to maintain your new beautiful smile.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
One of the most obvious benefits of the Invisalign system is aesthetics. With the Invisalign Clear Aligners, your orthodontic process will be practically invisible to those around you. With this system, patients are able to remove their aligners to brush and floss reducing the risk of any staining after treatment. We suggest that patients make sure to put their aligners on right after they finish eating, brushing, or flossing.
With Invisalign treatment, typically treatment requires fewer appointments than with braces due to a longer time between appointments (10-12 weeks), fewer emergencies (i.e. no broken brackets, pokey wires, etc..), and shorter appointments.
Of course, there will still be soreness with orthodontic treatment as the tooth move, but with Invisalign, there are no brackets or wires to cause irritation adding to your discomfort. This is why Invisalign is the treatment of choice for a number of our adult patients.
Not just for adults, teenagers are choosing Invisalign as well
For many of our teenage patients, Invisalign Teen is the best option to give them the healthy, beautiful smile they have always wanted. If you have a teen that is in need of orthodontic treatment but is afraid of going the traditional route with metal braces, Invisalign may be the solution. Schedule a consult to find out if your teen is a candidate for Invisalign.