Invisalign provides you with a series of comfortable, invisible and removable aligners that are custom-made for your personal needs by means of 3D computer imaging technology. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth little by little using low force to get them to the desired final position and your white, broad smile!
Invisalign dental aligners are virtually invisible. They are also removable, so you can take them out for a maximum of 4 hours per day to eat and drink whatever you want, whenever you want. As your different sets will be pre-made and marked, you will take them home and just swap for the next set every 2 weeks, resulting in you having to take less time out of your schedule to visit the dentist’s office. They are smooth and do not have wires or brackets like normal braces, so there is no risk of irritation to the mouth or teeth like could happen with traditional braces.
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign and we have agreed to follow the Invisalign route, we will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth during your first consultation. Invisalign will use these images to create a digital 3-D image of your teeth – images that you will be able to see! We will then create a treatment plan specifically designed for your teeth. You will be able to see how many aligners will have to be used to move your teeth to the ideal position and how long it will take. You will then simply constantly wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and remove them only to e.g. eat and drink, or brush and floss your teeth and clean your aligner. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week after week, until they have straightened to their final positions. For the duration of your treatment you will only visit us every few weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
You have to wear them for 20-22 hours/day for 9-24 months depending on your unique needs, otherwise you will delay your treatment and stretch out the process.
Invisalign is a little more expensive than traditional braces, but they have benefits that many patients feel justify the added expense.