Invisalign® – The clear alternative to metal braces.
What is Invisalign® ?
Invisalign® , clear braces, is a proven technology designed to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, without the pain and anxiety associated with metal braces.
To help you get a more beautiful smile, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. You wear a set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each set of aligners with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach the position your doctor has prescribed for you.
What are aligners made of? What do aligners look like?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as “contact lenses for teeth.”
How does Invisalign® effectively move teeth?
Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth through appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
Is Invisalign® for me?
Invisalign can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign can certainly help. It’s successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites. But the only way to know for sure that Invisalign is for you or not, is to visit our Invisalign-certified dentist.
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