What Are Invisalign Aligners?
The Invisalign system is used for straightening teeth with a series of custom-made aligners for each patient. It is a combination of proprietary virtual modeling software, rapid manufacturing processes and mass customization, and custom-made aligners with patented aligner material. Used to treat a wide range of clinical situations, Invisalign treatment options address simple to complex cases and post-treatment retention. Invisalign aligners are created from a clear plastic to help straighten your teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. These clear braces are convenient, easy to maintain, and discreet.
You used to need intrusive and uncomfortable metal wires and rubber bands to get the straight smile you’ve dreamed of sharing. Now you can slip your aligners on and not worry about broken wires or needing your braces regularly tightened.
With Invisalign treatment, you no longer have to worry about replacing broken rubber bands or food getting stuck in the wires. You are free to create the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted.
Benefits of Invisalign Aligners
There are many benefits to using clear aligners from Invisalign.
Customized Fit | The aligners are created from a digital impression of your teeth, so they are customized for your mouth.
No Metal Wires or Rubber Bands | These aligners slide onto your teeth. The smooth plastic doesn’t aggravate your gum tissue, and you won’t have any uncomfortable wires poking into your cheeks, gums, or lips.
Discreet | Because these aligners are made out of a clear, see-through material, people may not even notice you are wearing orthodontics.
No Stuck on Food | It’s easy to slide Invisalign aligners off before a meal, relieving the frustration and embarrassment of getting food stuck in your braces.
Regular Brushing and Flossing | Maintenance is easy! You can slide off your clear aligners for brushing and flossing.
All of these benefits make clear aligners an exciting choice for straightening your teeth!
How do they work?
During your first appointment, we will complete a diagnosis to determine if Invisalign aligners are right for you. We will use x-rays, pictures, and molds of your teeth to create a 3D representation of your mouth. Based on the 3D model, you will have a detailed treatment plan, which includes the length and stages of your treatment.
You will receive new aligners about every two weeks, each one bringing your treatment to the next stage. You will need to keep your aligners on an average of 20-22 hours a day to ensure the desired results. About every six weeks, you will visit our office to make sure your treatment is on track.