For more than two decades, Invisalign® has proved to be an effective orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth and correct bite irregularities for many adults and teenagers. As an innovative alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign® trays are custom-made, clear, flexible plastic aligners that go virtually unnoticed. Our experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Susie Ang, is pleased to offer Invisalign® to help improve signs of common orthodontic concerns and create a beautifully renewed smile.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® offers a revolutionary way to correct mild to moderate orthodontic concerns without the self-consciousness associated with wearing noticeable metal braces. Patients all over the world have found success with Invisalign® and its many benefits. The advantages offered by Invisalign® include:
Enhanced Comfort – Invisalign® can adjust misaligned teeth, diminish gaps and spaces, and address bite irregularities without the need for the metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces.
Virtually Invisible Oral Appliances – The aligners that are placed on the teeth are practically undetectable since they are made of a translucent plastic material.
Removable Aligners – Day-to-day activities like eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing are easier because you can remove the aligners at any time. Note: it is recommended to leave your aligners in as much as possible to maximize results.
More Easily Maintainable – Invisalign® simplifies the upkeep process as the aligners don’t require as many office visits or the same kind of adjustments compared to other orthodontic treatments.
Invisalign® can also achieve results rather quickly when a proper treatment schedule is followed. Depending on personal needs and goals, many patients have experienced optimal outcomes in 6 – 15 months.
What Does the Invisalign® Treatment Process Involve?
During your initial consultation, your teeth and bite will be examined to determine if you are an ideal Invisalign® candidate. If you decide to move forward with the treatment, here is a general overview of the process:
- An impression of your teeth will be created to design your first set of custom aligners, along with a series of additional aligners (usually 18 – 30 sets) each modified to gradually move the teeth into an improved alignment.
- Each set of aligners will be worn for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set.
- It is recommended to wear your aligners for 20 – 22 hours per day, other than when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth.
- Once your treatment is complete, you may receive a retainer to wear to help maintain the new and improved position of your teeth. After a certain amount of time, many patients only need to wear the retainer while sleeping.
Contact Dr. Ang to schedule an appointment and discover if Invisalign® is right for your orthodontic concerns.