Invisalign® Clear Aligner Therapy
We like to say that Invisalign gives our patients a “clear path” to a straighter smile! Invisalign clear aligner therapy is a virtually invisible orthodontic alternative to metal braces that we can use to correct spaced, crowded, or crooked teeth. Gain self-confidence with a straighter smile courtesy of Invisalign.Contact Us
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligner trays that gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions. They’re an excellent alternative to metal braces for patients who don’t need to adjust their bite or make major adjustments to the positions of their teeth.
The Invisalign Process
To start, you’ll come into our office for an Invisalign consultation so we can make sure that it’s the best orthodontic option for you. If it is, we’ll take molds of your teeth to send to the lab, along with a design of your final smile look, so they can start making your first sets of aligner trays. Once your trays are ready, we’ll bring you in for a fitting. As long as the trays fit properly, you’ll go home that day with your first two sets of trays.
Wear your aligner trays for a minimum of 22 hours each day – you can take them out to eat and drink, and to brush and floss your teeth. You’ll switch to the next set of trays after about two weeks. Come to our office approximately every 4-6 weeks for a check-in appointment and to get your next two sets of trays. As you move through the trays, you’ll notice your teeth moving into their new positions. The average treatment time is about a year, but we’ll discuss your unique treatment time at your consultation. Before you know it, though, you’ll be showing off a new, straighter smile.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Clear trays are virtually invisible
- Removable aligners let you enjoy your favorite foods and brush and floss teeth like normal
- Smooth material doesn’t irritate cheeks and gums
- Check-in appointments only every 4-6 weeks
- Shorter treatment time compared to metal braces