You need braces. Or at least, that is what you think. After all, your teeth are a bit crooked and you know you want to change that.
Believe it or not, you may not need braces at all. Invisalign can correct most alignment problems without any metal parts. It is completely invisible treatment.
Invisalign: The Basics
With Invisalign, patients have an option besides braces. Doing away with metal brackets and wires, it uses clear plastic aligners to gently move teeth into place. In terms of looks, these aligners are similar to tooth whitening trays. However, their function is significantly different. Shaped to place strategic pressure on the teeth, the firm plastic moves the teeth to their desired location. All aligners are custom made just for the patient wearing them and are given to the patient in a series. The patient then swaps them out every two weeks to further their progress. Treatment lasts an average of 18 months.
Why Patients Choose Invisalign
Our patients love Invisalign treatment because it offers significant benefits over fixed appliances such as braces. Some benefits are:
- It is fully invisible when worn
- It can be removed for eating and drinking
- It does not mandate new techniques for brushing and flossing
- It is comfortable because the plastic is smooth
- It requires fewer office visits because you make the adjustments when you switch aligners
- It shows you the final result before treatment begins
If you like the idea of experiencing these benefits while still getting a healthier smile, Invisalign may be the right choice for you. Schedule a consultation so we can determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment.
For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.