What is Invisalign?
Invisalign does the same job as braces but in a different way. They both work to correct crooked and crowded teeth in teens and adults. Unlike braces, though, you don’t have to deal with wires and brackets; instead, Invisalign is an application of a series of clear trays that you can remove when eating, brushing, and flossing.
These trays are custom fit to your teeth and are designed to move the position of your jaw and teeth through a series of different trays that are worn all day. Each try is slightly different than the one before, making the movement of your teeth gradual, yet effective.
Because you don’t have to come in monthly to change their position, Invisalign is wonderful for those with a busy lifestyle. Many adults choose to use Invisalign because it is not as restrictive as traditional braces; they are discreet, and you don’t have to change your eating habits for the duration of the time wearing them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get Invisalign?
If you’ve been told that you need braces or you are embarrassed by your crooked, crowded teeth, Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you. You don’t have to have a mouth full of metal to see a change; contact us today to make an appointment for a consultation.
What can I expect?
Although you can take them off for up to two hours a day, you’ll have to wear your Invisalign during the rest of the day, and while sleeping. If you follow these instructions, and come in for occasional dental visits to ensure progress, you can expect to achieve the smile of your dreams within one to two years.
What is post-treatment?
After you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, you’ll no longer have to wear your trays, but rather, a retainer to maintain your teeth’s position. You should continue to come in semi-annually to ensure your teeth are in great condition.