What's Invisalign?

If your teeth are crooked and crowded or if you have an underbite or overbite, orthodontic treatment can help in perfecting your smile. Fortunately, a revolutionary new orthodontic option is available and has been used for years. Invisalign has been a go-to option for many individuals and it has allowed people to achieve the straight, full smiles they’ve always loved. The system uses clear aligners trays to apply pressure to the teeth and is free of bulky metal wires and bracketing.

Why is treatment of Invisalign needed?

You may require treatment using Invisalign if your teeth are crowded or crooked. The system is incredibly beneficial for both mild to severe orthodontic problems. Not only does orthodontic treatment work well to improve the look of your smile, but it helps you to take better care of your teeth and prevents issues with gingivitis and gum disease. Invisalign aligners should be worn for no fewer than 22 hours every day.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign treatment?

Because Invisalign has to be worn in order for treatment to be effective, it’s more suitable for teens and adults who can commit to keeping their aligners in place. We will have a consultation with you and take a variety of x-rays and other images to help create your own personalized treatment plan. The majority of individuals who have crowded and crooked teeth can benefit from Invisalign treatment.

What happens during Invisalign treatment?

We begin the orthodontic process with a consult, exam and a series of different x-rays. From there, we’ll take impressions, or molds, of your teeth so that new aligners can be made just for you. You will wear these trays for most of the day and night, only removing them to brush, floss and eat. You will then need to come back into our practice to have new aligners made every few weeks. Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from about 12 to 24 months to complete.

If you are interested in learning more about our Invisalign options, call our office today so that our friendly representatives can answer your questions.