What is Invisalign?

It’s not uncommon to have a smile that has moderate to severe crowding, spacing and misalignment. Fortunately, Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth without the world knowing about it. This metal-free orthodontic treatment option uses clear aligners to carefully and safely reposition the teeth. This results in a straighter and healthier smile in nearly half the time that it takes traditional braces to work.

Why is Invisalign needed?

Invisalign can be beneficial for teens and adults who want a healthier and straighter smile. You might require orthodontic treatment if your teeth are crowded or unevenly aligned. You might have bite problems, like an underbite or overbite. Likewise, you may have spaces and gaps between your teeth that cause you to feel badly about your appearance. Invisalign can work on a wide range of orthodontic problems to correct your smile and improve your confidence.


Why is Invisalign needed?

Some people assume that their personal orthodontic issues are too complex or severe for Invisalign to work. However, Invisalign was designed to be an alternative to traditional braces. Because of this, it is often suitable for patients with even severe overcrowding and misalignment problems. We can conduct an examination and take x-rays to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

What can you expect with Invisalign?

The first part of your Invisalign treatment begins with a complete consultation with one of our doctors. We take x-rays, impressions and create a personalized treatment plan just for you. You will then be fitted with your first set of Invisalign aligners. These aligners should be worn for about 22 hours or more a day and only taken out when eating, brushing and flossing. You’ll then be scheduled to come back in after a few weeks so that we can make new Invisalign aligners for you to wear. You’ll go through many aligners throughout the course of treatment. Treatment can take anywhere from six months to about two years depending on your own personal needs.

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign and how the treatment works, call us today so that we can get you in for a consultation appointment.