Patients will request Invisalign® for a number of reasons:
- The aligners are removable so diet and hygiene are not altered There are no metal brackets and no wires to tighten
- Fewer emergencies because there are no broken brackets or poking wires
- The aligners are removable so diet and hygiene are not altered
- You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life.
The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
What is the length of treatment?
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary and can be determined by your doctor..
What is the treatment like?
Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by your doctor, specifically for your situation. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible. No one may even notice that you're wearing them, making Invisalign® a seamless fit with your lifestyle. Invisalign® aligners are removable. For the best results and a timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. However, unlike with braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth, an advantage over traditional braces. Plus, since your office visits during treatment don't involve metal or wire adjustments, you'll likely spend less time in the doctor's chair. Invisalign® allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Instead of imagining how much better it can be, you'll be able to see it for yourself.
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