Invisalign is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
Your doctor will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break, sending you to your doctor for an emergency visit.
Anyone from children and teens to older adults can be candidates for Invisalign. Good candidates will not need extreme teeth movement or rotation and will have the discipline to keep their trays in for the recommended amount of time each day.
Patients are asked to wear Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out to only to eat, brush and floss. Regular checkups with your dentist, usually around every six weeks, are necessary to make sure you switch into your new aligners at the proper time, and to make sure your teeth are moving (or not moving) as planned.