Whether by word of mouth, commercials, or online, nearly everyone has heard of Invisalign by now. Known for offering incredible results without the look or inconvenience of braces, most patients are itching to try this system. But is it right for you? Read on to learn more.
What Is It?
Invisalign is a system that moves teeth into more ideal locations, just as braces do. However, it uses clear plastic aligners rather than metal brackets and wires. These are made specifically for the patient and are completely invisible when worn. As such, they are great for professionals and anyone else who doesn’t want to advertise their orthodontic treatment to the world.
Why Would I Want It?
Invisalign is a very convenient option for the patient. There are no pieces that need to be tightened by the doctor, so you miss less work and school for appointments. The aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want, and dental hygiene is easy. Our imaging system shows you the results before you start treatment, so you know what you are going to get. And, the biggest benefit of all—treatment is discreet.
How Does It Work?
The aligners place gentle pressure on the teeth and steadily move them. Each new aligner moves them a bit more. Once all aligners have been worn, your teeth will be in their ideal locations and the retention phase begins. It is easy, convenient, and often faster than with traditional braces.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, schedule a consultation.