What is Invisalign?
Orthodontic treatment can be crucial in improving your smile and confidence. In the past, the only option for braces was with metal brackets and wiring. Technology has changed and Invisalign clear aligners are now being used more than ever. These clear aligners force pressure on the teeth, causing them to shift into a more uniform alignment.
Do I need Invisalign?
Invisalign is helpful in treating an array of orthodontic problems, like crowding, crookedness, spacing and even malocclusion problems. The treatment is customized for each individual patient. Some people will need to wear their trays for as little as six months while others may need orthodontic treatment for one or two years. Invisalign is easier to wear than traditional braces because no metal brackets or wiring is placed in the mouth.
Am I a good candidate?
While this treatment is a wonderful option for most patients, it isn’t for everyone. In order for it to work effectively, the aligners should be worn for about 22 hours every single day. For younger teens and children who may remove and not replace the trays, treatment may not be as effective and will be prolonged. However, Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults who want orthodontic treatment without the world knowing about it. They are like nearly invisible braces!
How long does Invisalign Treatment take?
We start the process with a consultation and examination. This allows us to craft a personalized treatment plan, customized just for you and your smile. Next, we take impressions so that your first trays can be made for you. You will need to wear your trays for about 22 hours a day for them to work effectively. They should be removed any time you brush and floss your teeth. Keeping up with your orthodontic appointments every few weeks helps the treatment to go smoothly. New trays will be made for you as treatment progresses, and your teeth begin to shift.
If you would like to come in for a consultation regarding Invisalign treatment, contact us today, and we will work to get you in for an appointment that is convenient for you.