If you have considered straightening your teeth but do not want metal braces, Invisalign may be ideal for you. Dental technological advances allow you to straighten your teeth faster, more comfortably, and without anyone else knowing.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear, custom aligners gently guiding your teeth into their new position. The treatment plan is designed by a computer after your bite is scanned into the software. Because of that, your bite will be straightened in about half the time of traditional braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
You will wear a pair of clear aligners for two weeks at a time. When you first put on the aligners, they may feel awkward After a few days, they will feel more like they fit. That means your teeth have moved into their next guided position. You will still need to wear them for the full two weeks, so your bone has time to reform around the roots of your teeth again.
After two weeks, switch to the next pair of aligners and repeat until you have worn all the aligners. Most cases take between six months to a year.
Advantages of Invisalign
- It works faster than traditional braces
- It is more comfortable than traditional braces
- It is invisible even at a comfortable distance
- There are no food restrictions
Disadvantages of Invisalign
- They are slightly more expensive than braces
- They require patient compliance. If you don’t wear them, they won’t work
If you are interested in Invisalign, you may call our office to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.