With Invisalign’s® clear aligners, you can have a beautiful, straight smile without braces. Invisalign® is a series of aligners that you wear over your teeth, custom-designed to gently and gradually straighten your teeth. You can even remove the aligners to eat, drink, and brush your teeth.
What is Invisalign?
We see predominately adult patients here, and so many of us had braces as teenagers. Like many of teenagers, we didn't wear our retainers, and so a lot of adults have had some degree of relapse in their orthodontic treatment. We're able to provide a couple of different options for patients. Some are a little bit more like a traditional orthodontic treatment but a faster protocol. When you provide an Inman aligner option, which is a removable appliance that a patient can wear up to about 10 weeks, this is to help correct the front teeth if there's just a little bit of crowding that they've experienced or want to change. Then we also offer Invisalign, the clear braces if you will, in order to handle maybe something more than just the front 4 teeth. Again, maybe the adult who had relapse after wearing braces as a teenager.
Invisalign is a great option for patients who don't want to go back into braces, the metal bands, and brackets, and so forth. It's a clear system, it's a removable tray, you switch to a new tray every 2 weeks, which allows you to progress through the movement that the trays apply to the teeth. You're able to have a very comprehensive approach to orthodontics without really anyone knowing you're going through orthodontics.
Invisalign® is a set of clear removable aligners that are worn over the teeth. These aligners can be removed to allow you to eat, brush, and floss normally. Invisalign® is comfortable, convenient, and easy to use.
Teeth that are crowded, gapped, or misaligned are more difficult to clean. Over time, this can lead to increased risks of tooth decay and gum disease. Crowded and misaligned teeth are also more prone to crack and wear. Straightening with Invisalign® can protect against these issues.
Invisalign® is a non-invasive, aesthetic solution for straightening teeth. If your teeth are crowded, gapped, or misaligned, Invisalign® can give you a healthier, more beautiful smile.
First, you will have a consultation with Dr. Morton. We will determine if you are a good candidate for using Invisalign®. A 3D model is created of your teeth. This model is used to design the steps of your individualized treatment plan. With this model, you can see
what your teeth will look like after treatment.
Invisalign® aligners are custom-fabricated for your teeth. About every two to four weeks, you will change to a new, slightly straighter aligner.
Invisalign® patients experience less pain, discomfort, and mouth sores than patients with traditional metal braces. Invisalign® also has a lower risk of plaque buildup during treatment since you can remove aligners for proper brushing and flossing.