Invisalign clear aligners are designed to correct mild to moderate alignment issues, including:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Twisted teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Bite issues
Additionally, these aligners are virtually invisible and do not detract from your smile. If you – like most of us – can’t picture yourself in metal and wire braces, change the picture.
Imagine instead your teeth straightening over time, and most people not even aware that you’re undergoing orthodontics. With Invisalign, you live your best life during treatment, and after – it does not have to be one or the other.
How Invisalign Works
The first part of the process calls for a friendly chat and exam with your Invisalign dentist, who will examine your teeth, take x-rays, and talk to you about your smile. Your dentist will want to know what you hope to achieve, and this exam and chat helps determine whether Invisalign is the best option for you.
If Invisalign is the right choice, impressions are taken of your smile, and the Invisalign lab uses these models to design your Invisalign clear aligners. Every couple of weeks, you change to a new aligner until you have exhausted the supply, and your new smile is ready for the world. You will be given an accurate estimate of how long you will need Invisalign therapy
Following therapy, you are supplied with a custom retainer to remind your teeth that “straight is their new normal.”
Aside from straight teeth and renewed confidence, Invisalign contributes to better oral health. Brushing and flossing are more productive. A straight bite helps eliminate wear on your teeth that can lead to cavities.
During therapy, you can remove your aligners when brushing and flossing, or eating and drinking. This approach contributes to better oral care throughout treatment. With traditional metal braces, you have to work hard to clean around brackets and wires.