Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth the does not require conventional brackets or wires! Invisalign uses a sequence of custom-made aligners that gradually move teeth to their desired position. The aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic material that fit over your teeth and gently move them into the desired position. Because the aligners are removable, regular brushing and flossing can be done without the complication of wires. For this reason, Invisalign is a great alternative to cavity prone individuals. Invisalign can be used to treat a wide variety of situations, from moving just one tooth, to all of them!
The treatment process for Invisalign is very similar to conventional braces. At your initial appointment you will meet with one of our doctors to discuss your particular wants and needs. At this time, our dentists will talk to you about the wide variety of benefits and results that can be achieved with Invisalign. Once a treatment goal has been established, records of your teeth will be taken and sent to Invisalign for manufacturing of the clear retainers. Once the retainers are made our doctors will show you how easy they are to use and discuss the treatment sequence and time period.
Many of our patients, both young and old, are excited about the look and feel of the clear aligners as opposed to conventional braces. Ask anyone at our office if Invisalign is right for you at your next appointment and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.