Everybody dreams of a picture-perfect smile with all of the teeth in their proper alignment. In the past, patients had to endure months, even years, of wearing clunky metal appliances on their teeth to achieve that dream. Now, it’s much simpler.
The Invisalign orthodontic treatment system straightens the teeth through a series of removable clear plastic aligner trays. The patient wears the trays for 20-22 hours each day, switching them out every other week, and most patients complete treatment within a year to 18 months.
Invisalign is based in basic orthodontic principles. It straightens the teeth by applying forces that cause them to shift into proper positioning. Your Invisalign dentist will perform an initial evaluation and gather information that will be used to design Invisalign trays tailored to your unique situation.
Invisalign can be used to correct a variety of problems with the teeth, including overbites, crossbites and underbites, as well as severe crowding