What exactly is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to move your teeth, that no one can tell you’re wearing, so you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective in treating almost all types of orthodontic case types in the hands of experienced providers.
Why would you want Invisalign?
Not only are the aligners invisible, but they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually mean you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How does Invisalign work?
You wear each set of aligners for one-week increments, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position your doctor has prescribed. You’ll visit our practice about once every 10-12 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time depends on individual treatment goals, but typically from 6-18 months. A refinement set of aligners is likely needed for fine-tuning or touch-ups after the initial set.