What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that utilizes clear plastic trays to straighten teeth. The system is ideal for patients who will benefit from orthodontic work, but who do not want to wear bulky, metal braces. Invisalign can be worn by children, teens and adults alike. In order to be fitted for Invisalign, you’ll need to come in for a full consultation and series of x-rays.

Why do you need Invisalign?

You may need Invisalign if you have malocclusion problems or misaligned, crooked teeth. Invisalign works quickly to apply pressure to the teeth using custom-made clear aligners that are changed out frequently. You can expect results quickly and effectively. Some of the reasons you may be considering Invisalign include:

  • You have crooked, misaligned teeth
  • Your teeth are severely crowded
  • You want a clear, discreet orthodontic option
  • You want quick, long-lasting results
  • You have an overbite, underbite or open bite problems that need to be corrected

What makes you a good candidate for Invisalign?

You will need to come into the office for a full consultation and series of x-rays to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Impressions will be made to create a 3D representation of your smile in order to create clear aligner trays designed specifically for your dental needs. A treatment plan is customized to your needs to enhance and predict your results

What happens during the procedure for Invisalign?

First, you will come in for a full consultation that involves an exam and x-rays. Once it is indicated that you would benefit from Invisalign, a treatment plan is created for you. From there, impressions are made and sent off to a lab where your clear aligners are made. You may need to have additional impressions made every few weeks to have brand new aligners made as treatment progresses and your teeth begin to shift. It is important that you visit the office regularly to continue your treatment.

If you are interested in Invisalign and think you may benefit from this orthodontic option, contact our office so that we can help answer your questions.