Invisalign or Clear Aligners
What is Invisalign (Clear Aligners)?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a system of clear aligners to correct the alignment of teeth. This treatment is ideal for older teens and adults who want to straighten their smile without the need for metal braces or brackets. Invisalign is clear in nature and works by applying gentle pressure to the teeth. Treatment is effective, long-term and often takes less time than traditional braces.
Why is Invisalign (Clear Aligners) needed?
You may have been advised to go for orthodontic treatment because your teeth are crowded, misaligned or crooked. You may suffer from an overbite or under bite and are looking to feel better about your appearance. The beauty about Invisalign is that it’s invisible, so no one but you and our dental team will know you’re wearing braces. Treatment is quick and customized specifically to your smile.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign (Clear Aligners)?
Invisalign is ideal for teens and adults who are committed to wearing the clear aligner trays. They may not be suitable for younger children who would remove the trays and not follow through with treatment. Most of our patients who are interested in Invisalign treatment and want clear braces are eligible for this particular option. Our goal is to create a treatment plan that’s ideal for your smile goals as well as your oral health needs.
What can be expected with Invisalign (Clear Aligners) treatment?
The first step when starting Invisalign treatment is a consultation with Dr. Adkins. This allows us to create a personalized plan that utilizes the clear aligner tray system. Impressions, or molds, are taken and used to create the trays that will be used. You’ll come in for routine exams and impressions throughout the course of treatment. You can expect to notice a difference in just a few short weeks of wearing your trays. You should always keep the trays on your teeth and only remove them when brushing and flossing each day.
If you’re interested in Invisalign, or clear aligners, and want to learn more about this option, call our office and our helpful staff can answer any of your questions.