Invisalign is a brand of clear, removable orthodontic aligners that are used to straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and are designed to gradually shift the teeth into their proper positions. They are made of a clear, flexible plastic material that fits snugly over the teeth and are virtually invisible when worn.
Invisalign aligners are an alternative to traditional metal braces for people who want to straighten their teeth without the visible metal wires and brackets. They can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, and crossbite.
To use Invisalign, patients receive a series of aligners that they wear for about 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next one in the series. The aligners exert a gentle force on the teeth, gradually shifting them into their proper positions over the course of treatment.
Invisalign treatment typically takes 6-18 months, depending on the complexity of the case. The aligners are generally more comfortable to wear than traditional braces, and because they are removable, patients have an easier time brushing and flossing their teeth. However, they do require a higher level of compliance and discipline to wear as directed in order for treatment to be effective.
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How Invisalign Works
Step 1: Meet with your doctor and see what your smile will look like
We will start by using a hand scanner to create a pain-free 3D imaging of your teeth. This will allow us to create a custom plan for you. We will then show you what your final smile will look like.
Step 2: Transform your smile without interrupting your routine
You will wear the retainer as per your convenience. We will have face-to-face meetings every few weeks to track your progress and give you your new batch of aligners as your teeth shift into their ideal position.
Step 3: Keep your new smile beautiful
To maintain your smile, we will provide you with custom made Vivera retainers. These retainers are clear and stronger than other retainers. Furthermore, Vivera retainers can also serve as a nightgaurd.
Invisalgn vs. Braces
- Aesthetics: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when worn, so they are a good option for people who want to straighten their teeth without the visible metal wires and brackets of traditional braces
- Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, flexible plastic material that is generally more comfortable to wear than traditional braces, which can irritate the gums and cheeks
- Ease of care: Because Invisalign aligners are removable, it is easier for patients to brush and floss their teeth, which can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease
- Customized treatment: Invisalign aligners are custom-made for each patient, so the treatment plan is tailored specifically to the individual's needs
- Shorter treatment time: In some cases, Invisalign treatment may be faster than treatment with traditional braces