Are you someone that’s concerned with the look or feel of traditional brackets and wires on your teeth? Did you know there are other options available for moving your teeth? Perhaps clear aligner therapy is right for you.
Invisalign® is a brand of custom made clear aligners that straighten your teeth without traditional braces. They are designed from impressions of your teeth. Our doctors, utilizing 3D modeling, will develop a plan to determine the needed movements to straighten your teeth. Custom aligners are then fabricated and delivered to you in sequence.
The aligners are worn 22 hours a day and replaced with a new set every 2 weeks to ensure the gradual movement of your teeth. The aligner is removed for brushing, flossing, drinking (other than water), and eating. Not every person qualifies for clear aligner therapy. Certain limitations exist and compliance with the appliances is very important.
The average treatment process takes around 14 months. Treatment time varies based on the complexity of needed tooth movements. If certain teeth do not move as expected, refinements may be ordered by our doctors during the treatment process and new trays delivered based on the needed movements. Once your treatment period has concluded, we will advise you to continue wearing a retainer at night to maintain your beautiful smile.