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Invisalign clear, custom aligners are plastic trays that fit over your teeth to straighten them without traditional metal braces.
At the outset of treatment, advanced 3D computer imaging technology will be used to create a treatment plan based on your unique needs.
Based on this plan, a series of custom clear aligners will be made to fit your teeth precisely during each stage of your treatment process.
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to move your teeth by tiny increments as your treatment progresses. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks before it is replaced by the next one in the series.
This process will continue until your teeth are in their prescribed, corrected positions. The duration of your treatment will be determined based on your specific needs.
It depends. Most cases can be completed within 12-18 months. The exact duration of your treatment will be based on your specific needs.
Factors that may determine the duration of your treatment include the misalignment of your teeth or jaw, the shape of your bite, and the amount of movement required to correct the problem.
The aligners are made of flexible plastic, specifically USP Class VI medical-grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins. They are BPA free.
Since Invisalign clear aligners require no adjustments or tightening, your dentist will schedule brief appointments with you every four to six weeks.
During these appointments, your dentist will review your progress and answer any questions you may have.
Invisalign clear aligners are:
The cost of treatment with Invisalign depends on the severity of your case and the duration of your treatment. Ultimately, the cost of treatment with Invisalign is comparable to that of traditional metal braces.
Use our Payment Calculator to get an idea of how much your treatment will cost on a weekly basis. But please note, only your dentist can give you an accurate idea of how much treatment will cost.
You will probably find that Invisalign fits very comfortably into your daily life.
Because of the low profile appearance, many people won't even notice you're undergoing orthodontic treatment, so the impacts on your social life are very minor.
You can also take your aligners out whenever you need to eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth. That means absolutely no restrictions to your diet and oral hygiene routines.
The number of sets of aligners you need will depend on the severity of your misalignment. Only your dentist can give you an accurate estimate of how long treatment will take, based on a careful evaluation of your bite during an initial consultation.
Yes! Anyone who has healthy teeth and gums is a potential candidate for Invisalign.
More and more adults are deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment these days, in large part because lower profile options like these have become available.
Yes! Teens can certainly be candidates for Invisalign. In fact, there are Invisalign clear aligners designed just for teenagers.
Most patients change to the next set of aligners every two weeks or so. Your dentist will tell you exactly how often you should switch your aligners.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable so you can play sports without worrying about causing damage to your aligners.
However, keep in mind that the aligners must be kept in for about 22 hours a day, so plan your time carefully.
You'll also want to invest in a sports mouth guard to protect your teeth, as orthodontic treatment can cause your teeth to loosen slightly as they shift into their new positions, and this can make them more susceptible to damage.
Yes! Simply remove your aligners to practice playing your instrument, and pop them back in when you're done.
Your Invisalign aligners come with a case, and this is where you should keep them whenever you take them out.
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