Many adults or older teens would like to improve their smiles but hate the idea of traditional orthodontics. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is a great alternative to metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, patients don’t have to endure painful, ugly metal wires or bands. Virtually invisible, the Invisalign system works through a series of custom aligners.
An estimated 1,000,000 people have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign. Benefits include:
- Gradual movement of teeth
- Imperceptible treatment option
- Less inconvenience
- Removable aligners
Invisalign Treatment Overview
During the first step, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth and digitized them. Using a 3-D model, the dentist and the Invisalign team will plan out the movement of the teeth. Custom aligners are then generated to fit your specific case. Every couple of weeks, patients change the aligners as prescribed by the dentist. The aligners gradually reposition the teeth little by little until you can enjoy a straight, attractive smile.
FAQs about Invisalign
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
With Invisalign, adults who want to maintain their mature images don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of metal braces. Another obvious advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, so patients can take them out to eat, brush, and floss.
Since the aligners are removable, can I take them out whenever I want?
Most patients love the fact that they can take their aligners out for eating, brushing, or on special occasions. For optimal results, you need to wear the aligners about 22 hours a day on a consistent basis.