Invisalign® is a modern cosmetic treatment option that will straighten your crooked teeth and give you that attractive smile you’ve always wanted. The clear plastic aligners are worn at all times except for when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth. They are the alternative to traditional metal braces and do not require brackets, wires or rubber bands.
Is Invisalign® Treatment Right for Me?
If you have crooked teeth, they are more than just a cosmetic concern- they can also be the cause of other dental problems. Crooked teeth are difficult to effectively clean and floss, increasing the incidence of tooth decay and cavities. They can also have a detrimental effect on the bite, leading to biting problems and TMJ disorders down the road. Straightening your teeth will support long-term dental health in addition to providing the smile you have always wanted.
Invisalign® is a good treatment option if you have crooked teeth. The process is simple and straightforward. There’s no hardware to affix to your teeth as it is with traditional braces. Clear braces provide a number of benefits over traditional metal braces including more comfortable, healthier and discreet treatment for straighter teeth.
What is the Invisalign®Treatment Process?
During your consultation, your dentist will determine if Invisalign® is the best treatment option for you. Digital pictures of your teeth will be taken to help to create a customized aligner for you to wear. Except for eating, drinking or cleaning your teeth, it should be worn at all times including while you sleep. You will receive another aligner two weeks after wearing your first aligner. In this process, you will continue to receive and wear the aligners until your teeth become straight. The length of time to wear the aligners varies for each individual.