Straight Smile With Invisalign®
Invisalign is a series of removable, clear aligners that straighten your teeth over the course of your treatment. The aligners are made of smooth BPA-free plastic, so they’re comfortable and won’t irritate your mouth.
Each set of aligners is worn for 2 weeks at a time, moving your teeth gradually into their proper place. The aligners are taken out when you eat, brush and floss your teeth. This allows you to continue eating the foods you enjoy without worrying if they’ll damage your braces.
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® uses a series of invisible, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. 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 their final positions. You’ll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Who is Invisalign® right for?
Most people can benefit from Invisalign®. Here are some of the situations that decide if Invisalign® is right for:
- Invisalign® is often the best choice for patients who need to correct minor to moderate tooth misalignment.
- Invisalign® is also recommended for patients who wish to discreetly improve their smile.
- Invisalign® may not be the best choice for patients who require treatment for TMJ disorders.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
While the cost of Invisalign® varies, it is typically comparable to the cost of traditional braces. Most insurance providers cover Invisalign® treatment just as they would traditional braces. Talk to your insurance provider to determine your exact coverage.
How do I get started with Invisalign®?
Invisalign® treatment begins with a complimentary consultation. During the consultation, the dentist will assess your smile and discuss the issues you would like to correct. If Invisalign® is right for you, the dentist will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth. These records will be used to create your treatment plan, along with a digital representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.
How long is Invisalign® treatment?
Total treatment time typically lasts 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.