Invisible braces such as Invisalign have changed the face of orthodontics. Instead of wires and brackets attached to your teeth, your teeth can now be straightened invisibly.
Invisible aligners are clear. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Invisible aligners are removable. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Invisible aligners are comfortable. No metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation, and less time in the dentist’s chair getting adjustments.
The Invisible aligners process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. However, only a certified dentist like ours can undertake this procedure.
We straighten your teeth using a custom-made series of computer-generated aligners created especially for you. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with very little disturbance to your daily life.
1 A set of aligners are worn for 1 – 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
2 As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position the dentist has prescribed.
3 You will visit us approximately once every 6 – 8 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
4 Total treatment time averages 6 – 9 months. This of course will vary from case to case.
The aligners are made through a combination of our dentists’ expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology provided by the Invisible aligners company.
Because the aligners are thin and clear this means nobody but you will know you are having your teeth straightened and you don’t have to worry about breaking a wire or bracket. And because you are in charge of changing your aligners this means fewer visits to the office to get adjustments, which saves you time and the inconvenience of coming more frequently which you would experience with traditional braces.
The aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional check-ups with your doctor, usually only every eight weeks or so. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment. At every stage, you will be able to see how much closer you are to having the smile that reflects the real you.
When you reach the end of treatment you will be smiling more than ever. To protect the beautiful new smile you have invested in ask your doctor if you will need retainers to keep your teeth in their new position. Retainers are custom made using the same state-of-the-art technology as your aligners to lock in your beautiful smile.
Invisible braces can often be finished in less time than traditional braces so you can be on your way to the smile you’ve always dreamed of quickly and comfortably without everyone knowing you are wearing braces to have your smile enhanced.