Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Our Orthodontist is a trained Invisalign provider and has many years of experience treating teens and adults with this clear aligner therapy. Keep in mind it is important to find an Orthodontist who has received the proper training and can truly evaluate your needs and determine how Invisalign may help you. Following your initial consultation, our Orthodontist will discuss his findings in detail to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Young children are not ideal candidates, and not all teens and adults will be considered as well. Only your Orthodontist will know once the assessment is complete.
We will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. Invisalign will use these to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images, our Orthodontist will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment.
Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made clear aligners are created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
You will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your doctor, usually every six weeks or so. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners 24 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.
This is when your treatment is complete!. You have reached the end of treatment and you will be smiling more than ever.
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