Straighten Teeth without Wires or Brackets
Removable & Virtually Invisible
Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth that 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 for people with cavity prone teeth. Invisalign can be used to treat a wide variety of situations, from moving just one tooth, to all of them!
What is the treatment process?
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.
Invisalign is great for both adults and teens.
Many of our patients, both young and old, are excited about the look and feel of the clear aligners as opposed to conventional braces. Our innovations and technological advancements make it possible to fix nearly all common teeth-straightening and bite issues, from simple to complex — all without interrupting your busy life. Thanks to a discreet blue dot on the outside of teen Invisalign aligners, parents can be sure their child is wearing their clear aligners enough.
Other Invisalign FAQs
How long do I have to wear my Invisalign aligners?
The length of treatment depends on multiple factors, like how complex your case is and how often you wear your aligners. Dr. van Hofwegen will determine exactly how long your treatment will take based on your specific needs. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months, though most patients can start seeing results in a matter of weeks!
How often will I change aligners?
Dr. van Hofwegen will discuss with you how often you should change to new aligners (this can vary based on your individual treatment plan). It’s most often recommended to change your Invisalign clear aligners weekly or every other week.
How many hours per day should I wear my aligners?
For the best results, we recommend you wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out just for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
How often will I have appointments?
Dr. van Hofwegen will schedule regular appointments with you. Usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits is to ensure your Invisalign treatment towards straighter teeth is progressing as planned.
Can I get Invisalign on just my bottom or top teeth, or both?
Invisalign treatment options are available for just top or bottom teeth, but Dr. van Hofwegen will consult with you for your specific needs.
If you have any other questions, reach out to our office. We can help determine if Invisalign is right for you at your next appointment.
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