Previously, the only way to get a straighter smile was with uncomfortable, inconvenient metal braces. Invisalign is the revolutionary new way to help you get even, straight teeth without those noticeable and painful metal wires and brackets.
Invisalign is a system of custom-made, clear aligners. They are made of strong, clear plastic and straighten teeth by gradually guiding your teeth into alignment. They have no wires or brackets, are practically invisible and are completely removable.
During the initial consultation for Invisalign, impressions of the teeth will be made and a treatment plan created. This plan maps out where the teeth will be moving throughout the course of the treatment and can even give you a preview of the final results. We will also provide you with the cost and insurance options, as well as answer any questions you may have. The Invisalign aligners will be made based on the treatment plan. You will be required to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day for effective treatment. A benefit to the Invisalign procedure, in addition to the comfort and aesthetics that they provide, is that they are much easier to clean than traditional braces. The aligners can be removed to be rinsed, allowing you to easily brush and floss. They are changed out every two weeks or so according to the treatment plan.
Each Invisalign case is different, but treatment commonly lasts about a year. Invisalign can also be used on teenagers, where the treatment length is similar to that of traditional orthodontic methods.