The process involves you placing thin plastic aligners in your mouth (for 6-18 months) and by the end, you’re rewarded with straight teeth and a beautiful smile.
The series of aligners differ in shape. So tray number 1 will look like your teeth now, but your final tray will look straight.
You would wear each aligner for 22 hours a day and remove it only for eating and drinking.
Invisalign can be used to treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded or spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign. We will be able to tell you if Invisalign is right for you after an initial consultation and examination.
Most people experience some discomfort when they first start wearing their aligners, and each time they switch to a new set. This is normal and is a sign that the aligners are working. However, the discomfort is usually mild and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen. If you experience severe pain or discomfort, be sure to contact us.
No, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign. Unlike traditional braces, which have brackets and wires that can be damaged by hard or sticky foods, Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you like. However, it is important to brush your teeth and aligners after every meal or snack to prevent staining and keep your teeth and aligners clean.
The length of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the severity of your orthodontic issues. On average, treatment takes between 12-18 months, but some cases may take longer or shorter. We will be able to give you a more accurate estimate based on your specific needs.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is custom-made to fit your teeth and is worn for approximately two weeks before being replaced with a new set. Over time, the aligners gently move your teeth until they are straight and properly aligned.