Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment where custom–made plastic aligners gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Invisalign is a treatment that uses clear aligner trays to gently move teeth into place. The trays are worn in a series over time to create a beautiful smile. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces, and does not have any brackets or wires. The Invisalign trays are discrete and are comfortable when worn, and do not cause gum or mouth irritation.
The Invisalign aligner trays are worn anywhere between 20-22 hours a day. The time worn each day depends on the patient’s treatment plan and the level of correction needed. Invisalign trays are easily removable for drinking and eating, and have a blue indicator to let patients know when they have worn the trays for the required amount of time each day. The blue indicator is great for teens using Invisalign, and helps parents know if their child has worn their trays for the correct amount of time.
Having that beautiful straight smile is important, and we want our patients to be proud of their smile. A smile is the first thing you see, and our team will listen to each patient’s goals to ensure we get you the results you desire. Invisalign is a popular choice for both teens and adults. This treatment helps if you have overcrowding, chewing, or overbite issues. Older teens and adults can follow the instructions daily and ensure the trays are worn for the required amount of time. On average Invisalign treatment takes between 6-18 months which is comparable to the treatment time for traditional braces. During our Invisalign consultation process we will discuss each patient’s age, level of correction, and smile goals to help to choose which orthodontic treatment is best.
Invisalign can be a great orthodontic option for many people, but it‘s important to have an in–person consultation with an orthodontist to determine if it is the right choice for you. Your orthodontist will do an assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.
On average, Invisalign treatment takes about 12 months. However, the length of treatment can vary depending on the patient‘s individual needs. Your orthodontist will be able to provide a more specific timeline for your individual treatment.
The cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and the individual needs of the patient. It is recommended that patients consult with their orthodontist to discuss treatment options and pricing before making any decisions.
Invisalign treatment typically does not cause any significant pain or discomfort. However, some patients may experience mild pain or tenderness as their teeth adjust to the aligners. It is important to keep up with regular checkups throughout the treatment process to ensure that any discomfort is addressed promptly.