What Is Invisalign?

When people hear the word “braces” the first image that comes to mind is metal wire and brackets on the teeth. Not only do these traditional braces cause gum irritation, but let’s face it, they are not very attractive! Fortunately, orthodontic technology has come a long way in the last few years.Patients can now use Invisalign to straighten their teeth. These revolutionary braces are virtually invisible and do not have brackets, wires, or rubber bands. Invisalign uses custom-designed trays that are both removable and transparent. These aligners gradually move your teeth until they are straight, giving you the beautiful smile you have always wanted.

How Do I Get Invisalign?

Invisalign makes straightening your teeth easy, from your initial appointment to your last. First your doctor will evaluate your teeth and discuss what you want your target smile to look like. After establishing your treatment goals, your doctor will take x-rays, digital photos, and impressions of your teeth. These are combined to create your Invisalign prescription aligners.

The information is sent to the Invisalign lab, where your custom treatment plan is created. Invisalign makes a precise 3D model of your teeth, which maps out each step of your treatment and allows you and your doctor to preview the final results. Once you are both satisfied with the treatment plan, your custom aligners are fabricated using high-tech digital mapping and molding. Finally, your Invisalign aligners are delivered back to your doctor.

From This Point On, The Process Is Easy:

You will wear your aligners all the time, except when eating or drinking, or when brushing or flossing your teeth.
Every few weeks you will check in with your doctor to see how you are progressing and to get your next series of aligners.
Keep wearing your aligners consistently – soon you will have your perfect smile!

What Are The Benefits Of Invisalign?

  • It won’t interrupt your lifestyle.
  • Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and are comfortable to wear.
  • Most people will never know you are straightening your teeth.
  • There are no wires, metal brackets, or rubber bands to irritate your mouth. They are also removable, so if you have a special event or are going out to eat, you are free to take them out.
  • It is versatile. Invisalign can be used for all types of orthodontic conditions. It can treat widely spaced or overly crowded teeth. It can also take care of more complex issues, such as underbites, overbites, and crossbites.
  • It is effective. In just 6 months to a year, Invisalign can straighten your teeth and enhance your smile. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in practices nationwide. As long as you wear your aligners consistently, you will see the results as you progress through your treatment.

Invisalign has become the ideal choice for those wanting to straighten their teeth. Over a quarter of a million patients have used Invisalign to straighten and brighten their smiles. Call us today to find out more about Invisalign!