What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces. This treatment employs a series of clear, removable aligners that move your teeth, over time, to give you the smile you always dreamed of.
Invisalign is very versatile, helping to correct a wide range of dental and orthodontic issues such as overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, overbite and underbite.
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What is it?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven to be incredibly effective.
Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they’re removable! Which means eating, drinking, brushing and flossing are no problem during your treatment. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, meaning you’ll spend less time in your dentist’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for about two 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 their final positions. You’ll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages between 9 and 15 months, and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, both varying from case to case.
Q) How often must I wear my aligners?
A) You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.
Q) Are there any restrictions to what I can eat while in treatment?
A) No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.
Q) Is there any discomfort with Invisalign treatment?
A) There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.
Q) How do I keep my aligners clean?
A) Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.
Q) How often do I see the dentist during my treatment?
A) Regular office visits are every five to six weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.
Q) How long does Invisalign treatment take?
A) Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.
To find out more about Invisalign, visit the official Invisalign website