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Invisalign is a modern solution to straightening your teeth that consists of a custom-made aligner that is interchanged roughly every two weeks for a period of six to eighteen months.
Most people don’t grow up to have perfectly straight smiles, but it isn’t always convenient to have metal brackets and wires placed just to correct misalignment issues. In this case, Invisalign is crucial in correcting problems without the world knowing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a treatment that involves clear plastic aligners that force pressure onto the teeth to correct issues with misalignment and malocclusion. The trays are completely clear in nature that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. They should be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day and need to be removed when brushing your teeth and practicing other oral care habits. Clear, smooth and durable plastic is custom molded into a set of nearly invisible aligners that snap into place over your teeth.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
An exam as well as series of x-rays is needed to determine if you’re a viable candidate for Invisalign. Some of the reasons you’d be a good candidate include:
- You have crowded, crooked teeth
- You have other malocclusion problems like an underbite or overbite
- You want a metal-free orthodontic option
- You need to straighten your teeth inconspicuously (professional adults)
- You want orthodontics that can be removed
How does Invisalign work?
The treatment for Invisalign is quick and easy, often yielding results in several months to roughly one or two years. You will make frequent trips into the office to be fitted for new trays. These trays need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day to yield effective results. Every two weeks you will come in to the office and have a new set of aligners made that you will take home with you. The aligners will straighten your teeth gradually over time. The length of time required for treatments is based on the severity of the misalignment. Because they are clear , they go virtually unnoticed, allowing you to feel confident in your day to day actives.
If you are interested in Invisalign, or would like further information on Invisalign, contact us today!