While traditional metal braces are still available at my practice, Invisalign is the preferred route for most patients. It allows them to straighten their teeth with clear, comfortable aligners. Since Invisalign is truly the most convenient and discreet way for patients to achieve a healthy smile, most orthodontists offer this type of treatment.
Invisalign aligners are comprised of a smooth, comfortable material, fit well, and can be put on and taken off easily. They are designed to effectively treat a wide variety of conditions including crowding, crossbites, gapped teeth, overbites, open bites, and under bites.
One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign is the fact that they are removable. This means, you can remove them to brush, floss, eat, and drink. You don’t have to worry about Invisalign disturbing your life or drawing attention to your mouth. Most people won’t even know you are going through treatment because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.
If you make the smart decision to begin an Invisalign treatment plan, you can expect x-rays, pictures, and impressions to be taken so that Invisalign can produce a 3D image of your smile and bite. This image will then be used to develop a custom treatment plan and calculate the duration of your treatment.
If you lead a busy schedule, you’ll be happy to find out that you’ll only need to visit an orthodontics office about every six weeks or so. In addition, most Invisalign treatments can be completed in about a year or so.