Sadly, most of us aren’t born with perfectly straight teeth, making smiling confidently a struggle. Thanks to Invisalign, however, you can leave crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth behind. With the help of clear, virtually undetectable aligners, our orthodontist can gradually shift your teeth into their ideal position. The end result? A perfectly straight, healthy, beautiful smile! Keep reading to learn more about this smile-transforming solution or get in touch with our team to schedule your initial consultation.
Although Invisalign in practice is complex, the theory behind this orthodontic treatment is quite simple. After confirming you are a candidate, non-putty impressions of your mouth will be taken, which will be used to craft your clear braces. Once you receive your first set of aligners, you will begin wearing them for 20 to 22 hours a day, putting just enough pressure to guide your teeth into their new and improved position. You will work your way through the series and have periodic appointments with our team to ensure your teeth are tracking properly. When your treatment is complete, you will be given a retainer to preserve your hard-earned results!
Your treatment timeline with Invisalign will depend on your unique dental needs. For example, a patient looking to address minor misalignment may achieve their smile goals in as little as six months. Those struggling with more complex orthodontic issues, however, may wear their aligners for 18 months. So, while the average treatment timeline with Invisalign is 12 months, it is best to speak directly with our orthodontist to see how long your orthodontic care will take.
Invisalign was introduced to the public in the late 1990s, and the field of orthodontics was forever changed. Today, this virtually incognito braces option provides patients with a number of benefits, including:
When you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, do your eyes immediately go to your crooked teeth? Do you hesitate to smile in pictures due to gapped teeth? If so, then you may be a candidate for Invisalign. This innovative orthodontic treatment can help patients struggling with minor gaps to severe misalignment achieve their dream smile. To confirm you’re a candidate, just schedule an initial consultation with our team. From there, we can check the condition of your oral health, learn more about your dental needs, and take the next steps toward making your dream smile a reality.