Invisalign® is the clear alternative to metal braces – no one will know you are wearing them unless you tell. As is the case with traditional orthodontics, Invisalign® enhances your smile by moving teeth into their optimal cosmetic position and does this without unsightly metal brackets and wires. Invisalign® aligners are comfortable to wear and do not require you to change your busy lifestyle. Because aligners are easy to remove you can continue to eat all of your favorite foods along with brushing and flossing normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® uses 3-D imaging technology to design aligners custom made for your unique condition. Each aligner is worn for two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series. The aligners gently nudge your teeth into position until the ultimate result is obtained
Am I a candidate for Invisalign® treatment?
Our qualified professionals will evaluate whether Invisalign® is a good choice for you based upon your own individual condition and potential results. Invisalign® is designed to be used on adults and teens but is not intended for use on children due to the possibility of non-compliance. Invisalign® is also not intended for the most difficult of cases where traditional metal brackets and wires allow more control. Call us today to schedule a FREE consultation!
What are the advantages of Invisalign® over traditional metal braces?
- Inivsalign® aligners are virtually invisible. Most people won’t be able to tell that you even have them on and they are more comfortable than traditional wired braces
- No metal or wire is used with Invisalign® which eliminates cut lips and cheeks common with sharp metal braces
- Aligners are removable so you can eat, brush and floss normally
- Because no metal or wire adjustments are necessary throughout your treatment, you’ll spend less time in the doctor’s chair with Invisalign®
How long does Invisalign® treatment take?
Most Invisalign® cases take less than a year to move the teeth into their optimal position
Will I need to wear a retainer at the end of my treatment?
Yes. Just as is the case with traditional metal braces, your teeth will have a tendency to move back to their original position unless some type of retention is used. A retainer is usually worn only at night (while sleeping). A permanent retainer can be bonded to the teeth if necessary.