Everyone deserves and wants to have a balanced, beautiful smile. However, the prospect of undergoing years of orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces can be unappealing. Fortunately, now there is an alternative to metal braces: Invisalign®. The Invisalign® system gradually straightens the teeth while remaining virtually invisible.
WHAT IS INVISALIGN® ORTHODONTICS?
The Invisalign® system uses a series of small, clear, plastic trays that gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. The trays are custom-made by Invisalign® technicians, who use computer imaging to visualize the teeth’s final position. The technicians craft each set of aligners to gradually move the teeth toward this final position. The aligners fit comfortably and are barely noticeable, so they can be worn to social occasions with ease. Since the trays are removable, patients can still enjoy their favorite foods and floss with ease. Invisalign® is popular among many of our adult patients because the aligners are both effective and inconspicuous.
THE INVISALIGN® PROCEDURE
Patients who decide to undergo treatment with Invisalign® visit our dental office for an initial appointment to have a mold made of their teeth. From this mold, the Invisalign® technicians custom-craft the patient’s aligners. When the trays are ready – usually in about three weeks – patients return to our office to pick up their first set of aligners and receive detailed usage instructions.
Dr. Rhemtulla delivers four sets of trays at a time while the patient wears each set for two weeks, having to come in only once every two months. The aligners should be worn day and night at all times and removed only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Throughout treatment, patients visit our office periodically so we can monitor their progress and make adjustments if necessary. Patients who wear their Invisalign® aligners as directed often achieve results in as little as six months to a year.
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