What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that work to eliminate orthodontic problems. Issues like crowding, crookedness and spacing can be a thing of the past thanks to high-quality Invisalign treatment. Treatment is virtually invisible, so no one but you and the dental team will even know you’re wearing your Invisalign. The treatment is ideal for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues.
Why would Invisalign be needed?
You might want or even need Invisalign because you have crooked, crowded or unevenly spaced teeth. Your teeth may be difficult to clean and floss because of how crowded they are. Unfortunately, many people forgo treatment because they do not want to wear traditional metal braces for months or years at a time. Invisalign is clear and is just as effective as other orthodontic methods.
Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
Most patients who would like to undergo orthodontic treatment using Invisalign can easily benefit from this particular option. Dr. Alfonso will examine your teeth to determine if treatment is right for you. Because Invisalign can be taken out, it might not be suitable for younger patients who might have issues with remembering to replace their aligners. Invisalign is best suited to patients who have mild to moderate crowding and misalignment, and who are looking for a clear alternative to traditional braces.
What happens during Invisalign treatment?
The first step is to have a consultation in our office. This is going to involve an exam, x-rays as well as impressions. The impressions themselves are used to make your first set of Invisalign aligners. You will need to wear these aligners for roughly 22 hours each day in order for treatment to work effectively. You will need to come back into the office every few weeks so that we can take more impressions and provide you with new aligners. Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from about six months to two years to complete.
If you would like to come into our office for a consultation regarding Invisalign, call us today to speak with one of our staff members.