Invisalign® is now the preferred way to straighten crooked teeth without the traditional metal bars and brackets of braces. This modern, revolutionary approach uses custom-made aligner trays that gradually shift your teeth into place. This comfortable, clear, and discreet method moves your teeth over time without the pain of traditional braces. Every two weeks, you replace your aligner trays with new ones until your treatment is complete and you’re left with a beautiful, confident smile.
After your dentists finds that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, you will have x-rays and impressions of your teeth made. From these x-rays and impressions a digital 3-D image is made allowing your dentist the ability to map out a treatment plan for the movement of your teeth. From these 3-D images, your custom-made aligner trays are made specifically for you. You wear them throughout the day and night, removing them only to eat and clean your teeth. Overtime, the aligner trays gradually move your teeth into position.
Approximately every two weeks your aligner trays are replaced, advancing you to the next stage of treatment. Every six to eight weeks you will have checkups with your dentist to monitor the results. The length of treatment varies, but usually lasts up to a year.