Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, plastic trays designed based on renderings of your mouth. The trays are carefully sculpted by your orthodontist to gradually move teeth into the correct position.
The thin, plastic tray is nearly invisible on your teeth, and allow you the freedom to keep your treatment to yourself or share it with the world!
The trays are worn for approximately 22 hours a day, but can be removed for brushing teeth and eating. Based on your individual prognosis, you will wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment, and will start to notice a change in just a few months!
This nearly-invisible option for teeth straightening is truly changing the way people view orthodontic treatment, and we are very excited to offer this technology to our braces patients.
With Invisalign, the force needed to move the teeth is generated by the flex of the resilient plastic over the teeth. Since each tray can only move the teeth a set amount and at a set speed, the further your teeth need to move to reach their optimal position, the greater the number of aligners you’ll need.
Essentially, your teeth begin a position 0. Your first aligner will get you to position 1. You second aligner will take you to position 2, third to position 3, and so on. This process will be repeated until your teeth have completed all the movements predetermined by your orthodontist.
At your initial consultation your doctor will discuss your needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you. After we have determined that Invisalign is the right treatment choice for you, we can begin the exciting process of designing aligners specific to your smile!