What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign® is also referred by many as Invisible Braces, Clear Braces, Adult Braces, Adult Orthodontics and brings a new kind of comfort and meaning to orthodontic care for patients of all ages.
Invisalign® uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. These aligners are custom made for your individual smile and slowly shift your teeth over time into their proper position.
Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of all U.S. orthodontists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign®.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your doctor has prescribed.
You'll visit your dentist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your Invisalign® orthodontic treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
How Are Invisalign® Aligners Made?
The aligners are made through a combination of the expertise of our dental staff and 3-D computer imaging technology. They're created just for you to bring the utmost comfort to your everyday routine. Don't be afraid to ask us for more details when it comes to creating your aligners - we want you to have a full understanding of your treatment.