Invisalign is a way of straightening your teeth without the use of wires and brackets like those used in traditional braces. A series of smooth comfortable plastic aligners are fabricated specially for you which gradually move the teeth into a position that has been determined by your dentist or orthodontist. You can achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Not all cases can be treated with Invisalign. Some cases will need to be evaluated by an orthodontist.
What is Invisalign?
You’ve heard of Invisalign but what exactly is it? The Invisalign® system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth – and your teeth only – to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved. Your Invisalign treatment time will be determined by your doctor, based on your specific needs.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are practically clear. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “braces,” making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign system that could cause irritation to your mouth. Plus since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in the doctor’s chair.
Is Invisalign right for me?
Make an appointment with Dr Adi and together you can decide if the Invisalign Treatment will work for you.