Invisalign

A Clear Alternative To Braces.

 

What is Invisalign®?

 

  • Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
  • Invisalign® uses a series of clear removable aligners (pictured to the left) to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
    • Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of all U.S. dentists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign®.

    What are the advantages of Invisalign?

  • Aesthetically pleasing

  • Comfortable and natural feeling

  • No irritating metal or sharp wires

  • Thin and easy to use

  • No detrimental side effects to your gums or surrounding tissues

  • Less decay as a result of difficult to clean braces

  • More comfortable than traditional metal braces

  • Less treatment time required in most cases compared to wire braces

 

How Does Invisalign® Work?

  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your dentist has prescribed.
  • You'll visit your dentist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
  • Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

 

What are the Advantages of Invisalign?

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Comfortable and natural feeling
  • Less treatment time required in most cases compared to wire braces
  • No irritating metal or sharp wires
  • Thin and easy to use
  • No detrimental side effects to your gums or surrounding tissues
  • Less decay as a result of difficult to clean braces
  • More comfortable than traditional metal braces

 

What Can Invisalign Correct?

  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Cross bites
  • Relapsed movement after the removal of braces

 

How Are Aligners Made? You'd Be Amazed...

  • The aligners are made through a combination of your dentist's expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.