As an alternative to wire braces, Invisalign is an orthodontic device that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust and straighten teeth. No other orthodontic system works as effortlessly as Invisalign — which can create a perfect smile to transform your appearance.
Benefits are as follow:
invisible so no one can tell you’re straightening your teeth. So now you can smile more during treatment as well as after.
removable so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem.
comfortable because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments.
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Each set of aligners, move the teeth about 0.25 millimeters per aligner.
As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move—little by little, week by week—until they have straightened to the final position. You’ll visit your dentist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.