Now there is a new way to straighten teeth without braces.
Invisalign what is it?
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners (pictured to the left) to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of all U.S. dentists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign.
How Does it Work?
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your dentist has prescribed.You'll visit your dentist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.Top
Invisalign® can help you get the great smile you've always wanted because it's...Invisible, so no one can tell you're straightening your teeth. Now you can smile during treatment as well as after.Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment; plus brushing and flossing are no problem.Comfortable, because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.Top
How Are Aligners Made?
The aligners are made through a combination of your dentist's expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.So invisible ... no one will noticeInvisalign® uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. So even up close it's really hard for people to tell you're wearing Invisalign®. This new treatment can give you the smile you've always wanted without the braces you've always avoided.No metal wires and bracketsBecause there are no metal wires and brackets, Invisalign® is more comfortable than traditional braces. And because they are removable, eating, brushing and flossing are no problem.You can still enjoy your favorite foods and smile without holding back. With Invisalign®, there's nothing to hide.Proven Results ...In both clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide, Invisalign® has been proven effective at straightening teeth. Treatment takes about the length of time as traditional braces and is far more comfortable. Thousands of patients are taking advantage of this revolutionary treatment.Top
Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Our office will give you an initial examination to determine if Invisalign® treatment is right for you. If it appears that Invisalign® is an option, we will take photographs, x-rays, and an impression of your teeth.
We will then complete further diagnostic analysis to verify that Invisalign® will work for you and create a treatment plan that will determine exactly how the teeth are straightened. At that time, we will be able to let you know if you qualify for orthodontic insurance benefits and the estimated cost and length of treatment.
When the treatment plan is complete, your records will be sent to Invisalign® along with the dentist's instructions. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign® will translate the our instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners.
You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. Each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth closer and closer to the desired result. You will need to wear these aligners all the time except when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth.