The clear alternative to braces
Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth, without the use of metal or wires. Most people won’t even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “braces,” making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
- Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners.
- You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
- Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth and since your office visits (during treatment) don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll spend less time in the dental chair.
- Invisalign also allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How will Invisalign effectively move my teeth?
Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force. The main difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by your dentist as he maps out your unique Invisalign treatment plan.
How long will treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however the average case takes about 12 months.
Is the Invisalign treatment painful?
While Invisalign moves your teeth without the pain and anxiety of metal braces, some people will experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s also a sign that Invisalign is working as it moves your teeth to its final destination. This discomfort typically goes away after a couple of days of each new stage of treatment.
How often must I see my Orthodontist during the Invisalign process?
Recommendations differ from patient to patient but usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits are to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
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