Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment plan that is an alternative to traditional braces. Instead of wires and brackets, Invisalign uses custom-made “invisable” plastic aligners to straighten teeth. According to Invisalign, 96% patient satisfaction rate for a wide range of cases, from overly crowded teeth to jaw problems and tooth misalignment.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Your orthodontist fits you for a series of smooth, comfortable, plastic aligners that are worn over your teeth. The aligners are swapped about every two weeks until your treatment is complete. The result is a smile you always wanted without the embarassment of traditional braces.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is used to successfully treat a variety of cases and is great for adults and teens looking for a comfortable and convenient way to correct their smile. Conditions typically treated with Invisalign include spaced teeth, overly crowded teeth, crossbite, underbite and overbite.
Invisalign Treatment Guidelines
Invisalign recommends wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. Because the aligners are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth normally. They can also be removed during meals. Your aligners come with an Invisalign cleaning kit, or you can brush and rinse them under warm water.