What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that utilizes a series of clear aligner trays. These trays are custom fitted to your smile, and progressively help improve the look and alignment of your teeth. Invisalign is ideal for patients with crowded, crooked, and unevenly spaced teeth. The process is even effective for under bites and overbites, with your treatment monitored by our professional team at every stage.
Why might Invisalign be necessary?
Invisalign is completely clear, so the treatment is suited to teens and adults who don’t want to deal with the bulky metal wires and brackets that come with traditional orthodontic treatments. In order for Invisalign to work properly, the removable trays need to be kept in for at least 22 hours each day. For this reason, Invisalign might not be suitable for younger children who are apt to remove the trays too often. Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces, and can be especially beneficial to adults.
Our one-on-one approach ensures that each of our patients receives the kind care and compassion that they need. By offering a variety of procedures and treatments in one conveniently located office, we are able to cater to each member of your family.
What makes you a good candidate for Invisalign?
Prior to being fitted for Invisalign, you will come in for a consultation and exam. We will take x-rays and other images of your teeth and jaw to create a comprehensive treatment plan that’s just for you. Most people who want Invisalign are easily able to begin treatment. Depending on the severity of your orthodontic problems, Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from six months to about three years.
What happens during Invisalign treatment?
You will come in for a consultation before being fitted for your new Invisalign trays. Impressions are taken at every stage of treatment, so that we can create new trays for you which progressively improve your smile. You will need to wear your Invisalign trays for roughly 22 hours a day in order for them to work effectively. It is necessary keep up with your orthodontic appointments, since new trays will be made for you every few weeks, and you should avoid wearing your old aligners to prevent treatment from being delayed. You can expect to start noticing results within a few months of starting treatment with Invisalign.
If you would like to know more about Invisalign and orthodontic treatment, call our office today and we can answer all of your questions.