Learn About Clear Aligners
Invisalign is a special orthodontic treatment method that offers the benefits of braces without metal and wires. Invisalign can correct many types of orthodontic issues such as crooked teeth, spacing issues, overbites, underbites and crossbites.
Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for each patient. The clear aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth. You will change to the next aligner in the series approximately every two weeks. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use just the right amount of force in the right place at the right time.
Patients must wear their aligner for at least 20-22 hours per day in order for the desired results to be achieved. In most cases, treatment will last for about one to two years.
There are several advantages that Invisalign aligners offer over traditional metal braces. For one, Invisalign aligners can be taken out at any time, allowing the user to eat and drink whatever they would like. They also do not require any changes to the wearer’s usual oral hygiene practices. Since the aligners are clear, they are virtually unnoticeable to others. Invisalign aligners are also a great option for patients who play contact sports since they do not present the same injury risks as metal braces.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and how it can improve the look of your teeth, please call us at (602) 598-0338 to schedule an appointment.