Invisalign is the ultimate alternative to braces! Invisalign has changed the lives and smiles of thousands of dental patients. Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Unlike braces, Invisalign consists of a set of removable clear aligners that slowly straighten your teeth over the course of several weeks. The Invisalign aligners look similar to the tooth trays found in teeth whitening products found in your local grocery store. Unlike those generic teeth whitening trays, Invisalign aligners are specialized and custom made to your mouth using 3-D computer technology to ensure straight teeth and a new beautiful smile.
Invisalign offers several distinct advantages to braces, including:
- Comfort: Because Invisalign is specifically fitted to your mouth you'll experience significantly less discomfort than had you worn braces
- Convenience: Unlike braces, the Invisalign aligners are completely removable from your mouth, making eating, flossing, brushing your teeth or chewing gum much more enjoyable and easier to do
- Cost: In general, Invisalign is less expensive than braces
- Clear: By using Invisalign, the invisible alternative to braces, most people will never know you are improving your smile
Invisalign uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create invisible aligners which fit exactly to the unique contours of your mouth. You then wear the aligners for anywhere from one to four weeks while your teeth move incrementally. After the initial aligner period has completed, a new set of aligners are created for you to wear for another few weeks. This process is continued until your teeth are moved into their desired position. Because of the precision of the aligners you will experience a minimum amount of discomfort while your smile is improved.
During your Invisalign treatments there are no restrictions on what you can eat or drink. Unlike braces, you can simply remove the aligners to enjoy your meals or social outings. As you progress with your INVISALIGN treatments you will see your smile improve even before you have finished wearing your aligners.
In general, Invisalign treatments are completed faster than traditional braces. The time it takes to complete your Invisalign treatments will vary from case to case. However, the average time is somewhere between 6-14 months depending on the distance your teeth need to move to complete your new smile.
In general, patients find that they experience a minimum amount of discomfort with the application of their new aligners. Some patients who have previously used braces have told us that the Invisalign treatments are much more comfortable than the metal brackets. Talk to your local dentist today to see how fast, comfortable and easy it is to get the smile you have always wanted!