Invisalign or Clear Aligners
What is Invisalign or Clear Aligner treatment?
Invisalign has long been used as a way to straighten and perfectly align patient smiles. The system uses clear aligners that force gentle pressure onto the teeth. This helps to eliminate issues involving crowding, spacing, gaps and crookedness. In fact, Invisalign is faster than traditional braces and produces similar results.
Why might Invisalign or Clear Aligner treatment be necessary?
Regardless of your age, you might be unhappy with the way that all of your natural teeth look. You may even find it difficult to clean your teeth properly because of overlapped teeth and severe misalignment. In this case, Invisalign can help to correct these problems and provide you with a gorgeous, full smile. You will find that Invisalign is easy to wear because it can be removed, unlike traditional braces.
What makes someone a candidate for treatment using Invisalign or Clear Aligners?
Most patients are good candidates for Invisalign treatment. In fact, it’s not uncommon for patients to feel that their orthodontic problems are too advanced for these clear aligners to work. This is untrue, since most orthodontic problems can be corrected with Invisalign. We can perform an exam to determine if clear aligner treatment is right for you.
What happens during treatment using Invisalign or Clear Aligners?
We first take impressions of your teeth, x-rays and perform an exam. This allows us to create a customized treatment plan just for you. We then fabricate your initial set of aligners that you’ll wear for about 22 hours each day. The aligners should be taken out when you eat any type of food or when flossing and cleaning your teeth. You’ll then need to come back into the office after several weeks to have another set of aligners made for you. The course of treatment can take just under a few months to roughly two or three years depending on how severely crooked or crowded your teeth were before the treatment was started in the office.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign and how it can benefit your smile, call us today to schedule a convenient consultation appointment.