INVISALIGN – Alternative to Metal Braces
Invisalign is an invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. This technique uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional braces. It makes use of virtually invisible and removable teeth aligners tailored for you to straighten your teeth, without the pain and inconvenience of wires and brackets.
While there are many other options to correcting crooked and misaligned teeth, very few other treatment modalities offers the same level of comfort and convenience as Invisalign. It can treat a wide range of conditions such as crowding, gaps, crossbite, underbite, overbite and prominent teeth. As us to transform your smile without having to change your lifestyle. See the Invisalign advantage over traditional metal braces.
How does Invisalign Work?
3-D computer imaging technology is used to show the complete treatment plan from the initial teeth position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made, clear “aligners” are produced. Each “aligner” moves teeth incrementally. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, then is replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is discreet. You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Invisalign 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 level of oral hygiene. Invisalign is very comfortable. There are no metal brackets or wires as with braces to cause mouth irritation. No metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
Invisalign clinical software allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Ask us how.
What are aligners made of?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is almost invisible when worn.
What do aligners look like?
Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some dentists and orthodontist typically refer 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 main 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.