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What is Invisalign?
When people hear the word “braces” the first image that comes to mind
is metal wire and brackets on the teeth. Not only do these traditional
braces cause gum irritation, but let’s face it, they are not very
attractive! Fortunately, orthodontic technology has come a long way in
the last few years.
Patients can now use Invisalign to
straighten their teeth. These revolutionary braces are virtually
invisible and do not have brackets, wires, or rubber bands. Invisalign uses custom-designed trays that are both removable and
transparent. These aligners gradually move your teeth until they are
straight, giving you the beautiful smile you have always wanted.
How do I get Invisalign?
Invisalign makes straightening your teeth easy, from your
initial appointment to your last. First your doctor will evaluate your
teeth and discuss what you want your target smile to look like. After
establishing your treatment goals, your doctor will take x-rays, digital
photos, and impressions of your teeth. These are combined to create your
Invisalign prescription aligners.
The information is sent
to the Invisalign lab, where your custom treatment plan is created.
Invisalign makes a precise 3D model of your teeth, which maps out
each step of your treatment and allows you and your doctor to preview
the final results. Once you are both satisfied with the treatment plan,
your custom aligners are fabricated using high-tech digital mapping and
molding. Finally, your Invisalign aligners are delivered back to your
From this point on, the process is easy:
You will wear your aligners all the time, except when eating or
drinking, or when brushing or flossing your teeth.
Every few weeks
you will check in with your doctor to see how you are progressing and to
get your next series of aligners.
Keep wearing your aligners
consistently – soon you will have your perfect smile!
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
- It won't interrupt your lifestyle.
- Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are made of
clear plastic and are comfortable to wear.
- Most people will never know you are straightening your teeth.
- There are no wires, metal brackets, or rubber bands to irritate
your mouth. They are also removable, so if you have a special event
or are going out to eat, you are free to take them out.
- It is versatile. Invisalign can be used for all types of
orthodontic conditions. It can treat widely spaced or overly crowded
teeth. It can also take care of more complex issues, such as
underbites, overbites, and crossbites.
- It is effective. In just 6 months to a year, Invisalign can
straighten your teeth and enhance your smile. Invisalign has been
proven effective in clinical research and in practices nationwide.
As long as you wear your aligners consistently, you will see the
results as you progress through your treatment.
Invisalign has become the ideal choice for those wanting to
straighten their teeth. Over a quarter of a million patients have used
Invisalign to straighten and brighten their smiles. Call us today to
find out more about Invisalign!
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