How Does Invisalign Work
The patented Invisalign tooth straightening system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually reposition teeth.
The aligners are smooth and comfortable, and they don’t irritate your gums, cheek, or tongue. The Invisalign system also eliminates any allergic reactions that you may experience with metal.
We first take impressions of your teeth, bite registrations, photographs, and x-rays. We send these materials, accompanied by a treatment plan, to the laboratory. The lab then creates the aligners—a set of precisely customized, clear molds. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, and you’ll remove them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
About every two weeks, you will replace the aligner with the next one in the series. Your teeth will move, a little at a time until they are straightened to the desired position. About every six weeks, you’ll visit us so that we can ensure that your treatment is progressing appropriately.
How Long Does Results with Invisalign Take
It typically takes nine to 15 months to complete orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, during which time 18 to 30 aligners are used. The time it takes to complete treatment will vary according to your specific circumstances.
After a thorough exam and a review of your health history and lifestyle, we’ll be able to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
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