Invisalign® Teeth Straightening
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system using medical-grade clear plastic aligners to gently move teeth into their correct positions through a computer-planned schedule. It is an excellent alternative to traditional bracket-and-wire orthodontic treatment and an ideal choice for adults not wanting to endure a mouthful of metal.
Benefits of Invisalign
The benefits of Invisalign aligners are that they can be easily removed for normal eating, drinking, brushing and flossing; and there are no dietary restrictions. The clear aligners are nearly invisible; most people cannot tell you are wearing them. They are also more comfortable than wire braces and since they do not require regular adjustments, you spend less time in the dentist’s office.
The Invisalign Process
Invisalign aligners are custom fit. To begin the process, your dentist will take impressions and images of your teeth as they are now. These are submitted to a lab where 3D dimensional modeling software generates a treatment plan and the series of aligners you will need. You may receive between 15 and 30 aligners for your personalized treatment program. The treatment plan technology allows patients to view their own virtual progression so you can see how your teeth will look at the completion of your treatment.
To work properly, aligners must be worn at least 22 hours per day. Treatment time is often less than traditional braces and can typically last between 12 and 18 months, but may be shorter for minor adjustments.
Each set of aligners is exchanged for the next in the series every two weeks by the patient. And little by little, with each new set of aligners, your teeth will be straightened. Your dentist will check your progress about every six weeks.
Visit the Invisalign website for more information.
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