Invisalign is a clear oral aligner system that offers a comfortable, convenient, and discreet method of straightening your teeth. Teens and adults who like the idea of a virtually invisible solution to their orthodontic issues often choose Invisalign.
Rather than using metal wires and brackets like traditional braces, the Invisalign system consists of sets of plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. The Invisalign sets are custom made using 3D digital imaging of your teeth, so your aligners are unique to you.
Each new set of aligners makes subtle changes to your teeth that gradually move them into the ideal position. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set.
You also visit your dentist at Arden Dental Group regularly to ensure the teeth straightening process is going as planned, but you won't need checkups as often as you would if you were wearing braces.
Invisalign can treat the same kinds of orthodontic problems as braces. The Arden Dental Group team might recommend Invisalign if you have:
At the initial visit, your dentist determines whether Invisalign is suitable for the kind of orthodontic correction you need.
The obvious advantage of using Invisalign is that because the aligners are see-through, they're far less noticeable than braces – most people won't even realize you're wearing aligners.
That isn't the only benefit of Invisalign aligners, though. They also cause little or no irritation to your mouth and are typically more comfortable than braces. You don't have to limit what you eat because you remove the aligners at mealtimes, and you can easily take them out when you need to brush and floss your teeth.
You do need to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours every day to achieve the desired results. If you stick with this routine, your treatment could take as little as 12-18 months to complete.
To find out more about Invisalign and see whether you're a suitable candidate for this treatment, contact the team at Arden Dental Group. They offer free Invisalign scans during new patient exams, too, so call their office today or book an appointment online.