Clear Aligners for Straighter Teeth
Invisalign® clear aligners are the most versatile and convenient choice among all orthodontic treatments. Made of a clear, flexible material, Invisalign aligners are comfortable, virtually invisible and removable, making them a popular choice for adults and teens who are seeking a more discreet approach to straightening their teeth. Invisalign treats the same bite and alignment issues that traditional metal braces do, without the brackets and wires.
How Does Invisalign Work?
A series of custom-made aligner trays is used to gradually shift your teeth into place. Each tray is designed to move just one tooth or one section of teeth at a time. Once the tray’s work is complete (typically every two weeks), we move on to the next.
Pain and Soreness
Because there are no brackets and wires, Invisalign does not cause significant pain or soreness. In some cases, patients feel temporary discomfort (pressure) for the first few days after switching trays. That pressure may be uncomfortable but is actually a good sign that the trays are doing their job!
Caring for Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign should be worn for 20-22 hours per day. They should only be removed for cleaning, eating and drinking. To clean your aligners, simply brush and rinse them each time you brush your teeth.
Treatment time typically falls within the range of 9-16 months. Some patients may also benefit from wearing a retainer after treatment is complete to prevent regression. This will all be discussed as part of your overall treatment plan.
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