What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a treatment option for patients undergoing orthodontic work. Invisalign uses clear aligners that straighten and align your existing smile. This can be helpful for patients who have crowded, crooked or unevenly spaced teeth. Most Invisalign treatment takes anywhere from just six to eighteen months depending on the patient.

Why is Invisalign needed?

You might need Invisalign treatment if your teeth are crooked, crowded, misaligned or have spaces and gaps between them. Rather than go with metal braces, Invisalign provides a clear alternative that is ideal for teens and even adults. No one but you and the dental team will even know that you’re straightening your smile. This can help you to feel confident in your appearance thanks to the work behind the Invisalign system.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign should be worn for the majority of the day and night. Because the clear aligners are removable, they’re better suited to teens and adults who are committed to treatment. Young children who might remove the Invisalign trays throughout the day and forget to replace them may not benefit from treatment. Most of our patients who want Invisalign and request this type of treatment can begin the orthodontic work.

What happens during the Invisalign treatment process?

The treatment process is relatively easy and begins with a comprehensive consultation. The consult allows us to create a treatment plan that involves x-rays and impressions. We use these impressions to make your very first set of Invisalign aligners. The aligners need to be worn for about 22 hours each day and only taken out for brushing, flossing and eating. You will then come back into the office after just a few weeks to have new trays made for you to wear. You will go through many Invisalign aligners throughout the course of your treatment in our office.

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and how it works, call the office today so that we can schedule an appointment for you to come in for a consultation.