Creating the beautiful smile you've always wanted is easy with Invisalign, a brand of clear plastic aligners that offers a comfortable, invisible alternative to traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can easily straighten your teeth and correct unattractive dental problems to create a perfect new smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic that's virtually invisible. Custom-made to fit your mouth and address your treatment needs, the clear aligners are worn over your teeth to gently shift your teeth into place. They are comfortable to wear and easy to use. Unlike traditional braces that are ugly and uncomfortable, there is no metal to attach or tighten that often results in tooth pain and sore gums. As you wear your aligners, you'll achieve a beautiful smile and people won't even know you have them on.
Who Can Wear Them?
Whether your child needs braces or you need to repair an existing dental problem yourself, Invisalign can correct a variety of dental issues. Aligners can be used to adjust crooked, gapped, crowded and protruding teeth. They can also be used to treat more difficult dental problems like overbites, underbites, crossbites or serious malocclusion. Because they're comfortable and easy to wear, your new aligners will help repair your dental problems without altering your appearance or disrupting your daily routine.
How Does the Treatment Process Work?
First, we will meet with you to discuss your specific dental problems and develop a customized treatment plan to fix them. Our office is highly trained and experienced in Invisalign procedures to ensure you the best possible results. We will custom-make your aligners to straighten your teeth and give you a great new smile. Throughout your treatment plan, we will closely monitor your treatment and progress and address any questions or concerns you have about your treatment and related costs.
Create A Treatment Plan
After an exam that includes x-rays and impressions of your teeth, we will create a customized treatment plan just for you. During treatment, we will assess the movement of your teeth to determine the necessary length of your treatment plan. In general, a typical treatment plan for most adults in about one year. For adolescents and teens, the treatment time can vary depending on the stage of tooth growth, but in most cases it's comparable to wearing braces.
Get Your New Aligners
Once your treatment plan is decided, your customized aligners will be made to fit your mouth. When you receive them, you simply pop them in over your teeth and wear them throughout the day. You'll need to remove them each time you eat or brush and floss you teeth, then put them back in. As you wear your new Invisalign aligners, your teeth will gradually and gently shift into place. There's no pain or discomfort to your cheeks and gums and no ugly reasons to hide your smile. It's that simple!
Changing Your Aligners
You will need to change your aligners about every two weeks to accommodate shifting teeth. Each time you change them, you'll notice changes that advance your treatment to the next stage. During the process, we will periodically examine your teeth to check your treatment progress and discuss any questions or concerns. For best results, you may need to wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day throughout your treatment plan.
Show Off Your New Smile
Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, you can show off your beautiful new smile! We can also make a custom retainer that will keep your teeth in their new position and maintain your beautiful smile for the future.