Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that are comfortable, convenient, and virtually invisible. They provide the same beautiful results as traditional metal braces, but without any metal or wires! Invisalign treatment requires fewer visits to the dentist and is removable for eating, brushing, and flossing.
Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made using exact impressions of your teeth. Each aligner fits comfortably over your teeth, and each one is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position. The aligners are removable so that patients can take them out for eating and special occasions. The aligners are worn for about two weeks at a time. They may be removed for up to four hours per day for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Invisalign is a custom-made series of mouth trays that gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign aligners are clear and discreet, so most people won’t even know you’re wearing them. Invisalign is most effective for mild to moderate misalignment. If your misalignment is severe, Invisalign might not be the best option for you.
Invisalign aligners are also removable, so they’re ideal for patients who need to be more conscious about their teeth. Patients can also remove their aligners for important events or occasions.
The length of your Invisalign treatment depends on the severity of your case and the number of aligners needed. Most patients achieve results in 12-18 months. During your initial consultation, we’ll give you an estimate of how long your treatment will take. If we need more information, we’ll schedule a scan of your mouth. This scan will allow our dentist to determine the number of aligners you’ll need to wear during treatment.
No, the Invisalign aligners will not hurt. They are made using a soft, flexible plastic material, so they will not irritate the inside of your mouth. Invisalign aligners are custom-designed to fit your teeth, so they will not shift or pop out of your mouth.
After the treatment, you will need to wear your Invisalign retainers every night to keep your teeth from shifting out of alignment. These retainers also need to be worn no more than 20 hours per day, so it is best to remove them while eating or brushing.