Invisalign is a new way of straightening teeth without calling attention to them. The procedure involves wearing a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of the traditional brackets and wires. They are made specifically to fit your lifestyle allowing you to eat, drink, brush, and floss easily. Our patients love their Invisalign aligners because they are clear and virtually undetectable on teeth. And since Invisalign is removable, you can easily take the clear aligners out for special events. For all these reasons, Invisalign treatment is also a great option for adult patients.
Your dentist will determine if Invisalign is appropriate for you during an examination, and if they are a match, he/she will prescribe a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. This impression is submitted to Invisalign, which uses 3-D computer technology to create a series of precisely customized aligners. Patients wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and, as a result, teeth move gradually week by week until you’ve achieved the intended results- straighter teeth.
Most Invisalign patients visit their dentists no more than those who wear braces. The length of treatment is approximately the same as well.
Invisible, Removable, And Comfortable?
Invisalign is comfortable to wear and it doesn't require you to change your busy lifestyle. You visit your doctor every month or two to check your progression and to get new aligners. Average treatment time is about a year. Because aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods while brushing and flossing normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Does Invisalign Really Work?
Yes! It has been used in orthodontic and dental practices worldwide, and Invisalign has been effective at straightening teeth. Nine out of ten patients surveyed are "very or extremely satisfied" with their Invisalign experience.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to map the complete treatment from start to finish. From this plan, a series of custom-made aligners unique to your mouth is produced. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and gradually moves your teeth before being replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
Can Everyone Use Invisalign For Straighter Teeth?
No. While Invisalign can be used in many cases, it is not suitable to correct some types of tooth misalignment. It is not recommended for children and adolescents under the age of fourteen. Your CDS doctor can advise you if Invisalign is good choice for you.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
Only your doctor can determine the cost for your specific treatment. It depends on the kind of treatment you need and how long it takes. Invisalign is often similar to the cost of traditional braces, but in some cases it may be less. If you have orthodontic insurance coverage, Invisalign is normally covered to the same extent as conventional braces. Our practice also offers financing.
How Can I Learn More About Invisalign?
Visit the Invisalign website at www.invisalign.com or call us for a free consultation.