What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a product that uses a clear plastic material designed to straighten teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you. These aligner trays are worn over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will slowly move your teeth to the position based on the treatment goals you and your orthodontist desire to achieve. Clear aligners are great for patients requiring minor or basic orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign®
There are no wires or metal brackets that require adjusting or tightening. Movements are achieved by placing a new set of aligners over your teeth approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. The amazing part about the aligners are that they can be removed throughout the day allowing you to eat and then clean your teeth thoroughly.
Is Invisalign® Right for You?
Every case is unique to each patient and treatment time takes approximately 1-2 years, depending on the level of treatment needed. In order to complete treatment as quickly as possible, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.