Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets using a series of clear, customized, and removable appliances called aligners.
It’s virtually undetectable, so few will know you’re straightening your teeth.
How does Invisalign work?
The Invisalign system combines advanced 3D computer graphics technology with the science of orthodontics to create aligners that slowly move your teeth to the final position prescribed by your orthodontist.
If your orthodontist feels Invisalign is right for you, we will send precise treatment instructions that Invisalign translates to create a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48.
Each aligner fits you’re your mouth at every stage of the treatment plan and is worn for about two weeks. You will only remove your aligners to eat, brush, and floss.
As you replace each aligner, your teeth gradually being to move week by week until your teeth attain the final alignment we prescribe.
If you want to learn more about how Invisalign works, go to www.invisalign.com.
To ensure the best possible results, only orthodontists trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat with Invisalign. It is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult.
Can I get Invisalign if I’m a teenager?
Yes, Invisalign Teen helps to protect your smile using clear aligners, so you can capture your teenage memories with confidence. Invisalign Teen aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
You can still eat and drink what you want, brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth, and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.
We went to leading orthodontists, parents and teens themselves to custom design an Invisalign system just right for teenagers’ dental needs. With a Blue Dot Wear Indicator to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for teens’ busy lifestyles!/
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is a clear way to straighten your teeth without braces. The series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners uses no metal wires or brackets for optimum comfort.
How does Invisalign Teen work?
We custom make between 18 and 30 aligners specifically for your teeth. Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and remove them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. Each week, your teeth move gradually.
With Invisalign Teen, you will visit us every 8 – 10 weeks with a total treatment time average of 6 – 15 months.
What conditions does Invisalign Teen treat?
By using its advanced technology, Invisalign Teen can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which, in the past, were usually treated with traditional braces. These conditions include:
- Overly crowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
How often must I wear my aligners?
You may remove your aligners for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene, but you must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily.
Are there any restrictions to what I can eat while in treatment?
No. Unlike braces, you can eat whatever you like, as long as you remove the aligners first. Before placing the aligners back on, brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.
Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?
With any orthodontic treatment, you will experience a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the faster you will adjust.
Is there any discomfort with Invisalign treatment?
For a day or two after each initial insertion, you will feel some pressure and minor discomfort. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.
Can I chew gum?
We recommend that you remove your aligners before chewing gum because the gum will stick to the aligners.
Can I smoke with the aligners in?
We discourage smoking with aligners because the cigarette smoke tends to discolor them.
How do I keep my aligners clean?
Brush aligners with toothpaste to keep them fresh and clean.
How often do I see an orthodontist while wearing Invisalign?
Regular office visits every five to six weeks ensure your Invisalign treatment progresses as planned.
What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?
We instruct all orthodontic patients to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in ensures a healthy bite and maintains the new position of your teeth.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Treatment times vary depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces—between six and 18 months.
Does Invisalign work for kids?
Yes, if their teeth have grown in completely, including second molars.