Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that helps straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal wire braces. We focus on the alignment of teeth and jaws to improve oral health, aesthetics and even self-esteem. Teeth that do not fit together properly are harder to keep clean, and in turn, are at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of transparent, removable aligners that gradually shift and straighten your teeth. The aligners are made of flexible material-no brackets and wires like metal braces. They are clear, thin, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them comfortable and nearly invisible.
First, your dentist will map out the exact movements of your teeth with a digital treatment plan. The aligners will then be designed to apply just the right amount of force to the right places at the right time, based on your treatment plan. Your dentist will continue to monitor your treatment and make sure that your aligners fit correctly. Invisalign begins with a consultation by a certified dentist to determine what Invisalign treatment can do for your smile.
- Removable trays make hygiene and maintenance easier
- Transparent aligners make Invisalign virtually invisible
- Because you take home several trays at a time, Invisalign is ideal for patients with busy lifestyles and want minimal dental visits
- Minimal age restrictions
- Straightens and aligns teeth and jaws, creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile, and healthier mouth, teeth and gums
- Invisalign trays are removable so there are no diet restrictions during treatment
Is Invisalign FDA approved
Invisalign clear aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex or gluten.
Am I guaranteed to have straight teeth with Invisalign?
Every smile is unique. We are unable to guarantee a specific treatment outcome, but we encourage patients to share their Invisalign goals during the initial consultation to ensure common treatment goals.
How long do I need to wear my aligners?
For desired results, aligners should be worn at least 20-22 hours a day.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Because Invisalign treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle force, you may feel slight discomfort and pressure when wearing a new set of aligners. This should subside quickly.
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