Invisalign® treatment uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made “Aligners” are produced. Each “Aligner” moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. They look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as “contact lenses for teeth.”
How do Invisalign® clear aligners effectively move teeth?
Like brackets and archwires, Invisalign® aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The difference is that Invisalign® treatment not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.
There are four primary benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners:
1. Invisalign® treatment is nearly invisible-you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
2. Invisalign® treatment is removable-you can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
3. Invisalign® treatment is comfortable-there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation; no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
4. Invisalign® treatment allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Invisalign® treatment is the easiest way for you to straighten your teeth without metal brackets and wires. We have experienced Invisalign® provider certified dentists to help get your teeth straighter and the smile you have always wanted.
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