What is Invisalign?

You’ve been dealing with crooked teeth for years, but feel maybe you’re too old for braces? Or maybe your child is at a prime age for orthodontic care, but they don’t want big brackets to be the central focus of their smile? Don’t worry, Invisalign is here to save the day!

How it Works

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that uses clear, plastic aligners to shift teeth into proper alignment. It is a modern alternative to traditional metal braces, allowing patients to achieve a straighter smile without the discomfort and visibility of traditional brackets and wires.

The Invisalign aligners are made of a medical-grade thermoplastic material that is thin, smooth and virtually invisible. They are customized to fit snugly over the teeth and gently shift them into the desired position.

The aligners are designed to be worn for 20-22 hours per day, with each set of aligners worn for approximately two weeks before being replaced by the next set in the series.

Treatment

The Invisalign treatment process begins with a consultation with an orthodontist who is trained in providing Invisalign treatment. During the consultation, the orthodontist will examine the patient’s teeth and determine whether they are a good candidate for Invisalign.

If it is deemed appropriate to move forward with the treatment, the orthodontist will take digital impressions of the patient’s teeth using a scanner. These impressions are used to create a 3D model of the patient’s teeth, which is then used to design the custom aligners.

Once the aligners are ready, the patient will be provided with a series of aligners that they will wear over a predetermined period. Again, the aligners should be worn for at least 20-22 hours per day, with the patient switching to the next set of aligners every two weeks or so, depending on the treatment plan’s specifications.

Benefits

Invisalign treatment offers numerous advantages over traditional braces. For starters, the fact that they are hardly noticeable makes them an excellent option for those who are self-conscious about wearing braces.

In addition, the aligners are removable, allowing patients to eat, drink and brush their teeth easily. The two-week replacement period also makes them a convenient and low-maintenance choice.

Invisalign is an effective treatment option for many orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, spaced teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite. Treatment can be completed in as little as six months for minor issues, while more complex cases can take up to 24 months to achieve the desired results.

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth. The treatment process is comfortable, virtually invisible, and allows patients to maintain good oral hygiene and enjoy their favorite foods throughout the treatment.

If you are considering Invisalign, consulting with an experienced orthodontist who provides this treatment option is the best way to determine if it is right for you.

So, give us call today and let’s work together on achieving your dream smile!

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