The Clear Choice
Many adults or older teens would like to improve their smiles but hate the idea of traditional orthodontia. Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that is a great alternative to metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, patients don’t have to endure painful metal wires or bands. Virtually invisible, Invisalign® works through a series of custom aligners.
FAQs About Invisalign®
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
With Invisalign®, adults who want to maintain their mature images don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of metal braces. Another obvious advantage of Invisalign® is that the aligners are removable, so patients can take them out to eat, brush, and floss.
Will Invisalign® aligners straighten my child’s teeth?
Because they still have baby teeth that need room to come out, dentists don’t recommend Invisalign® for young children. As well, most kids don’t have the discipline needed to wear, care for, and keep up with the Invisalign® aligners.
How long does treatment last?
Although the actual length of time depends on the individual case, usually Invisalign® will straighten your smile in 6 to 18 months, often less time than with traditional orthodontic therapy. Your dentist will see you every four to six weeks to monitor your progress.
Since the aligners are removable, can I take them out whenever I want?
Most patients love the fact that they can take their aligners out for eating, brushing, or on special occasions. For optimal results, you need to wear the aligners about 22 hours a day on a consistent basis.