What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a brand name of a specific type of of “clear braces,” the modern alternative to conventional wire orthodontics. Invisalign gradually, gently and comfortably moves your teeth with a series of almost invisible clear aligners to create your new smile in only a few months. Unlike old fashioned metal braces, you can remove your aligners to eat whatever you want, to brush and floss, or for important events like close up pictures. Invisalign is the “clear alternative to braces,” and works for teens and adults. Invisalign clear aligners often work faster, are less expensive and don’t contribute to gum disease or cavities like metal braces.
How do Clear Braces work?
Invisalign uses the hi-tech computers to predict your ideal smile and tooth position. The computer then makes a series of clear plastic “aligners” to slowly and comfortably move your teeth in small steps. You will typically start wearing a new set of upper and lower aligners every two weeks. Each set gently “nudges” you teeth toward your new smile. Because each step is small, rather than the “big steps” with metal orthodontics, Invisalign is a very comfortable process.
Although you change to a new set of aligners every two weeks, you do not have to come into our office that often. We typically give you three or four sets of aligners so you only have to come in for a short appointment every six to eight weeks. Invisalign treatment is Comfortable, Invisible, Removable and Convenient! Invisalign is the modern, computerized way to create perfect teeth and a great smile!Invisalign, tooth whiteneing and bonding
Do these Braces work for Teenagers?
Yes, absolutely! Invisalign has a great advantage over conventional metal orthodontics for teenagers. Not only is Invisalign much more comfortable but there is no increased risk of cavities with Invisalign. Patients can brush and floss as usual. Metal braces make brushing difficult and flossing almost impossible. This is why many teenagers get their metal braces off only to discover they have a mouth full of cavities. Teenagers are sometimes not diligent about avoiding sticky or hard foods when they have metal braces. This can cause emergency trips to the dentist to repair loose, broken or sharp wires. With Invisalign, there are no wires and you can eat whatever you like!
Clear Alternative for Braces for Older Adults?
Yes! We have treated many senior citizens with great success! Our oldest patient was over 90 and she said, “I’ve waited long enough! I want straight teeth!” And she got them! “It’s Never Too Late to Set Your Smile Straight!”
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
What is the best option for clear braces?
First of all, Invisalign uses a special material that they developed and patented to construct the aligner trays. This material is more elastic and holds it shape longer than other materials. This means that Invisalign moves the teeth more quickly and more predictably than its competitors.
Lastly, Invisalign uses computers and CAD/CAM (“Computer Aided Design” and “Computer Aided Manufacturing”) to very scientifically, precisely and accurately determine just how big and how many steps are required to move the teeth most efficiently. None of their competitors can do this because … you guess it … they patented this, too!
How Much does Invisalign Cost?
In our office, Invisalign is $4950 or less for both adults and teens. The consultation is free so call now to start on the smile you have always wanted!