Invisalign® is an orthodontic system that relies on a series of clear, plastic trays (or aligners) designed to fit securely over the teeth and to gently move them into alignment over time. Because they’re nearly invisible while being worn, they’ve become a very popular alternative to traditional metal braces and similar options.
Invisalign® offers several advantages compared to metal braces and similar styles that use brackets and wires:
Treatment begins with impressions that are sent to the lab where the aligners will be made. The impressions are scanned into a computer that uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software to create a series of detailed 3D images depicting how the teeth will need to move over time to become properly aligned. Those images are used to fabricate the series of aligners using durable, medical-grade plastic. During treatment, each aligner will be worn for about two to three weeks, then exchanged for the next aligner in the series. Office visits about every six weeks will help ensure treatment remains on track. Most patients can complete treatment in 18 months or less. Aligners are easy to care for too - just brush and rinse to keep them fresh.
Invisalign® can be very useful in addressing many types of alignment issues, but it’s not the ideal choice for every need. The initial evaluation will determine if Invisalign® is a good choice or if another option would be more effective and appropriate.
We accept many insurance plans from several insurance providers. Please call our office if you have any questions, and check out who we participate in-network!
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