What is it?
Invisalign is a system that uses a personalized series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you are wearing. So, you can smile with ease during and after treatment. Invisalign aligners are made using 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontics in the Unites States and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.
Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you don’t have to worry about what you eat or drink during your treatment. No metal wires also means less sitting in your dentist’s chair getting adjusted. Invisalign also offers a way to view your own virtual treatment plan so you can see what your teeth will look like when you’re done with the treatment.
How does it work?
You will wear a set of aligners for approximately two 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 slowly but surely week by week, until they have straightened to their final positions. About once every six weeks you will come in for a visit to ensure that you are making the planned progress. Your total treatment time will be around nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is around 18 and 30, but both numbers vary case to case.
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