What Can Invisalign® Clear Braces Do?
With Invisalign clear braces, you can transform your smile without altering your everyday appearance in the process. This system moves the teeth into their ideal positions using a series of clear, custom-made aligners. Each one fits snugly over the teeth and exerts gentle pressure to adjust their position. Treatment time with Invisalign clear braces is about 12 to 18 months on average, which is substantially less than traditional orthodontia.
What to Expect During the Invisalign Process
The process is simple. Your dentist will begin by taking X-rays and photos of your mouth. An Invisalign-certified lab will produce your entire series of aligners based on this data. Each individual aligner will bring you one step closer to your desired result. After about two weeks of use, you’ll exchange your current set of aligners for the next. Patients will need to wear their aligners for about 22 hours a day to achieve optimum results in a timely fashion.
Throughout the course of treatment, patients will need to visit our dental office every six weeks to two months so we can track their progress. These visits are much less frequent and shorter than traditional orthodontic checkups. This ends up saving patients a tremendous amount of time over the course of their treatment. Following the completion of Invisalign, a patient may need to wear a retainer or other oral appliance to ensure their teeth stay in their new position.
Benefits of Invisalign
Like all treatment options, Invisalign is not the right solution for every patient. However, if you are a candidate, there are a number of advantages that make orthodontic treatments with Invisalign beneficial.
Overall, Invisalign treatment can be completed in less time than traditional orthodontics. Patients also save time throughout treatment with less frequent progress checkups. Patients also find that wearing the aligners is more comfortable compared to metal brackets and wires. Plus, the aligners blend seamlessly into patients’ smiles and go almost entirely unobserved by others. And, because the alignment trays are removable, there is no need to make significant changes to diet or oral hygiene.
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation
If you're ready to find out more about Invisalign, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation at Dental Renaissance today. Our skilled dentist and team are happy to help you achieve your orthodontic goals.