Invisalign

There are so many people who avoid orthodontic treatment because they cannot stand the thought of wearing braces or they believe that braces will be very uncomfortable. Many people avoid orthodontic treatment out of a fear of noticeable, uncomfortable braces. For people with these fears, today’s technology has provided an alternative, called Invisalign.

Today, Invisalign aligners provide an alternative to braces for certain types of cases. With traditional braces, you need brackets cemented to your teeth. Then, a wire is connected to each bracket to force your teeth into the correct position. With Invisalign, you are given clear, removable plastic aligners that are wearable during sleep.

What To Expect

Invisalign consists of a series of aligners that you change every two weeks over the course of six to eighteen months. The length of time is determined on a case by case basis. The aligners are worn for two weeks and appointments are usually every eight to ten weeks to pick up the next set of aligners. The aligners can be removed when you need to eat, drink and brush your teeth.

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