What is invisalign?
Your invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental practitioner.
If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other treatment works as comfortably as invisalign.
invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.
How invisalign works?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist/orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You will simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete, and you will achieve the confident smile you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you will find with invisalign.
Comfort and Convenience
Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that invisalign is flexible enoughto let you live your life the way you want to. With invisalign, you don’t need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause.
With invisalign, the aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like. With other devices, brushing and flossing properly can often take up to 30 minutes!
Special occasion coming up? No problem – just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you’re ready. Of course, even when you’re wearing them, most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment, because they are virtually invisible!
invisalign is also ideal for your busy schedule, with fewer doctor visits required (approximately every six weeks).
HEALTHIER TEETH AND GUMS
Swollen, red gums can often be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. That’s where invisalign comes in. The comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position – without unsightly brackets and wires.
One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque build-up and eventually tooth decay. With invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums – and how they look to others when you smile—say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. invisalignaligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues, so you’ll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.
The Advantage Over Braces
With regular braces, you may experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating. As if that weren’t enough, there are also the personal sacrifices – popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzel, nuts, certain candies… plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more.
• Talk to an invisalign provider
Your treament begins with a consultation to an experienced preferred provider
• Getting Started
Your doctor will create a digital 3d image of your teeth to create a precise treatment plan
• Getting your personal custom aligners
A series of custom-made clear aligners are created specifically for you.
• A simple process – with only occasional check-up
You wear a new aligner every two weeks.
• Length of time until you reveal your new smile
Length of treament is comparable to that of braces.
Many people believe that invisalign is only effective at treating minor orthodontic issues.
But the fact is that 96% satisfaction rate* is a result of successfully treating a broad range of cases, from overly crowded teeth and underbites to jaw problems and tooth misalignment.
A picture is worth a thousand words. If you’re curious about how effectively invisalign can treat your case, take a look at a few success stories of previous invisalign patients. Each of these individuals had their own unique orthodontic and dental issues that were successfully treated with invisalign.
Patient’s Chief Concern:
This 27 year old female was unhappy that her upper and lower jaws seemed to be misaligned. This caused her upper teeth to bite on the inside of her lower teeth, and she could tell it was causing excessive wear. Her doctors told her this issue could also cause gum disease and bone loss. Her invisalign treatment lasted approximately nine months.
Patient’s Chief Concern:
This 26 year old female believed there wasn’t enough room within her jaw for all of her teeth to fit normally. Her doctor told her that when left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay, an increase in the chances of gum disease and can prevent the normal function of teeth. She was treated with invisalign over the course of approximately 10 months.’
Patient’s Chief Concern:
This 56 year old male was concerned that his teeth were abnormally spaced and very far apart. His doctor told him that while this might just seem unattractive, spacing issues in teeth can also cause some periodontal diseases. His invisalign treatment lasted approximately 10 months.
Patient’s Chief Concern:
This 38 year old female was concerned that her upper teeth overlapped her lower teeth too much. Not only is this a cosmetic issue, it can lead to health problems later in life, so she was anxious to get it fixed. She was treated with invisalign in approximately 20 months.