We are proud to announce that we are a Certified Invisalign® Provider
What is it?
Invisalign is a system uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. Invisalign relies on 3D computer imaging technology to design and manufacture your aligners.
Why would I want it?
Invisalign aligners are a great alternative for patients who want to avoid wearing metal braces, or for patients who want to make minor corrections to their smile. Undergoing orthodontic treatment with clear aligners comes with many advantages:
- Since clear aligners are removable, they are easier to keep clean, making it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
- Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks since there is no metal to cause abrasions.
- Clear aligners prevent wear on the teeth from tooth grinding.
- You can continue to eat all the foods you love since you can remove your aligners to eat and drink.
How does it work?
Like braces, Invisalign aligners apply a gradual and constant force to control tooth movement. Unlike braces, however, clear aligners do not use any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been custom-manufactured. As you progress with your treatment, you switch your aligner to the next in the sequence. Each aligner is a little different, so your teeth move a little more with each aligner in the set until your treatment is complete and your final result is achieved.
Orthodontists recommend that you wear your Invisalign aligners for a minimum of 20 hours each day, and typically instruct you to switch aligners every two weeks. The length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your case, and treatment will normally range anywhere from six months to two years.
For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.