Invisalign is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. Similar to other clear aligner brands (like Invisalign), Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that over time move your teeth, eventually correcting them as well as your smile to create a brand new, rejuvenated look.
Invisalign treatment involves four phases of aligner therapy. Each phase requires a new set of aligners that are worn for a three-week period. The time between each phase allows for control and flexibility.
Invisalign aligners are worn all the time, except when eating and drinking, or while brushing and flossing. Designed with aesthetics in mind, the aligners are barely noticeable and won’t have an impact on your daily routine.
After wearing each aligner set, results will be noticeable as your teeth begin slowly adjusting and aligning to your desired smile. Periodic check-ups with your dentist are required so your progress can be evaluated and you can be given the next set of aligners. This sequence will continue until you have achieved your new smile. Treatment time can vary from one to two years, depending upon your specific condition and degree of misalignment.
There are three treatment options available:
Invisalign currently is available to treat adults and teenagers. Children who might not have all of their molars and senior citizens who present with more complicated dental cases also may be candidates for Invisalign, but should consult with their dentists to determine the treatment option that best suits their needs.