Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays to straighten and correct tooth alignment. Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults who would like to have braces, but don’t want bulky metal brackets or wires. Invisalign treatment is safe, highly effective and delivers consistent, permanent results. The treatment is monitored at all times by our doctors to ensure that your teeth are shifting properly and safely
Why is Invisalign needed?
The treatment is often recommended to patients with crooked, crowded or spaced teeth. It may even be needed to improve overbites, under bites and open bites. Treatment is specific to each individual patient, so some people may need additional orthodontic work prior to being fitted for Invisalign. Invisalign is a viable alternative to traditional metal braces without using metal wires or brackets.
What makes you a candidate of Invisalign?
Invisalign trays should be worn for no less than 22 hours every single day. This allows the trays to have adequate time to shift the teeth into alignment. Because of this, it is important that patients wearing Invisalign have the ability to keep the trays in while treatment is being administered. This option may not be suitable for younger kids who would remove the trays and not wear them enough.
What can you expect with Invisalign treatment?
Before starting treatment using Invisalign, a consultation is required and helps to determine if this option is right for you. Next, you’ll have impressions taken of your mouth and teeth so that new Invisalign trays can be made for you. The trays are given to you to wear for most of the day and night. You’ll need to come back into the office every couple of weeks to have new impressions and trays made that you’ll wear. Treatment can take as little as six months or one to two years depending on how crooked, crowded or spaced your teeth happen to be.
If you are interested in orthodontic treatment using the Invisalign system, call our office today and our staff members will be more than happy to answer your questions.