Invisalign® is an alternative orthodontic treatment to brace that uses a fundamentally different methodology to move the teeth. Instead of stainless steel brackets and archwires, Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear, removable orthodontic aligners to move the teeth. The aligners sit directly on the dental arch, are virtually invisible when worn, and are removable for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
The aligners are worn 22 hours a day, with removal only as necessary for eating and oral hygiene. Each set of aligners is worn for about 1-2 weeks before moving to the next set. With each new pair of aligners, the teeth move closer to their final alignment in a beautiful smile. At the end of the treatment, the patient achieves a gorgeous smile.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® is a fundamentally different alternative to braces, and patients who choose Invisalign® receive a number of benefits. While not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign®, advances in the technology mean most patients can receive Invisalign® and achieve a gorgeous smile. Some of the benefits of Invisalign® include:
- Enhanced Comfort: Invisalign® aligners are smooth to the touch and lay flat against the teeth.
- Nearly Invisible: Invisalign® is almost impossible to see when worn.
- No Dietary Restrictions: Invisalign® allows patients to eat whatever they like during treatment. This is because the aligners are removed to eat, meaning there’s no risk of damage from food.
- Easy Oral Hygiene: Invisalign® aligners are removed when brushing and flossing. This allows patients to floss as normal and ensures easy oral hygiene maintenance.