Invisalign is a teeth-straightening treatment that consists of clear dental braces that are removable for oral hygiene, meals, and special occasions. It is often used as an alternative to traditional metal braces. While the treatment may be a bit more expensive, it is generally faster and more convenient for patients with busy schedules. It can also be more comfortable than traditional braces, since there are no wires or fixed brackets. However, patients are still required to remove the aligners and brush their teeth regularly, and there are some foods that are off limits, as they could break a bracket or wire.
The Invisalign procedure typically begins with a comprehensive consultation, where the dentist evaluates the patient’s teeth and bite. They then use advanced 3D imaging technology to create a precise model of the mouth and teeth, which allows for customized Invisalign trays to fit each patient’s unique needs. This customized approach ensures optimum results and addresses complex alignment issues that are not adequately addressed by generic mail-in aligners.
The Invisalign treatment process consists of wearing each set of clear trays for about two weeks, while removing them only to eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss. The trays are changed out for the next pair in the series every few weeks, until your smile is straight. During the course of treatment, most patients see significant results within just a few months. However, the length of time that it takes to achieve your perfect smile varies depending on the severity of your misalignment, your Invisalign product, wear time, case complexity, and more.