If you’re seeking a straighter smile without the hassle of having braces, Invisalign® could be the perfect choice for you.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a modern solution in cosmetic dentistry for straightening teeth. It uses a custom-made series of aligners created specifically for you. With Invisalign®, there’s no one-size-fits-all: each set of aligners is specially made to fit the patient.
In Invisalign® treatment, your dentist will create your set of aligner trays by scanning your teeth with our CAD/CAM intraoral camera. With this advanced camera, we can eliminate the need to take messy, uncomfortable impressions.
The Invisalign® trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. The plastic is BPA-free and won’t irritate your mouth or gums. You’ll simply need to clean the trays by brushing them with a toothbrush every morning and night.
Invisalign® can be used to correct a range of dental problems, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- An overlapped or crowded smile
How Does Invisalign® Work?
The Invisalign® trays use a patented design that closely controls the pressure exerted to straighten the teeth, as well as the treatment timeline. These aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place according to the exact movements mapped out by your dentist. Rather than putting pressure on all of your teeth at once, Invisalign® only affects a few teeth at a time. Plus, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten — the trays alone will shift your teeth into the proper position.
Approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete, you’ll pop in a new set of aligners. For adults, the usual Invisalign® treatment duration is about a year, but the precise timing of your Invisalign® treatment will depend on your personal treatment plan, as specified by your dentist.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign® Over Traditional Braces?
With Invisalign® treatment, you’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Other benefits of Invisalign® when compared to traditional braces include:
- Invisalign® trays are lightweight and metal-free for minimal tooth and gum discomfort.
- Invisalign® trays can be removed before you eat, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite crunchy and sticky foods.
- You’ll be able to see the improvement from Invisalign® treatment in real-time, rather than waiting for the removal of braces to see a straight smile.
- Athletes that require mouthguards can remove Invisalign® trays as they play for comfort.
If you’re interested in the many benefits that Invisalign® treatment has to offer, contact us today.