In the past, wearing braces meant 3-5 years in active treatment, but not anymore! Although time varies per individual, with Invisalign™ you can complete your active treatment in 6-24 months, or less! Invisalign corrects everything traditional braces can, such as overbites, underbites, crossbites, gapped teeth, and overcrowding. These thermoplastic aligners are designed with three-dimensional imaging technology. A series of aligners are created starting with the current position of your teeth through the final corrected position. They resemble teeth-whitening trays and fit your teeth exactly. Approximately every two weeks you move into the next set of aligners that gently and gradually position your teeth. Total treatment time varies according to individual needs. Evaluation is necessary only every four to eight weeks.
Invisalign offers distinct advantages over traditional braces. As the name suggests, they are nearly invisible! The aligners are also comfortable because they are all in one piece, like a retainer. There are no wires that need to be adjusted, no headgear, and no brackets attached to your teeth. This eliminates any mouth irritation. With no adjustments necessary, you spend less time in the dentist’s chair. You wear your aligners throughout the day and during sleeping, but you remove them when eating and brushing. This allows you to eat and drink whatever YOU want – absolutely no food restrictions during your treatment. Call today and schedule your free consultation to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign.