Invisalign aligners are custom-made plastic trays that gradually shift your teeth into the correct position. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, moving your teeth closer to their ideal position. For best results, you'll wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day. The aligners are removable and virtually invisible when worn. They are barely noticeable to those around you. Each set is custom-made for your teeth. As you move through the series of aligners, the teeth are gradually repositioned closer and closer to the desired final position.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, making them a great option for patients with image-sensitive professions or who simply want to maintain a professional appearance while undergoing orthodontic treatment. The virtually invisible design of Invisalign makes them more discreet than traditional metal braces. In addition, the smooth plastic of Invisalign is much more comfortable to wear than brackets and wires. Unlike traditional orthodontics that force teeth to move into place, Invisalign slowly shifts your teeth into position using gentle pressure. Because Invisalign trays are removable, patients don't have to worry about avoiding certain foods that can get stuck in between brackets. Simply remove the trays before eating so that you can enjoy all of your favorite foods during treatment with Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign treatment is also more convenient for patients than traditional braces since there are no dietary restrictions or complicated oral hygiene instructions required. To properly clean your Invisalign trays, simply brush and rinse them with a toothbrush and toothpaste after each use. The clear aligner trays can be taken out during meal times so that you don't have to miss out on your favorite foods and beverages. With Invisalign, you can maintain a healthier diet without the extra hassle of traditional braces.
Invisalign treatment begins with a free consultation with our dentist and an examination to determine if your teeth and gums are healthy enough for orthodontic treatment. If they are, then we will make a customized 3D treatment plan. This plan is a virtual representation of your teeth moving over time so that you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Once you have approved the treatment plan, we will order your custom aligners, and your treatment will begin. Since there are no metal brackets or wires involved, you will have no problem cleaning and maintaining your new smile. You will also enjoy fewer office visits than patients who undergo other treatments like traditional braces that require frequent adjustments. Contact Dentist in Mesa, AZ today to schedule your consultation!
Your dentist will take x-rays of your teeth to create 3-D images of your jawbones. These images will help the orthodontist plan your tooth movements throughout treatment. You will wear a series of aligners that will gradually move your teeth into the correct positions. Every two weeks or so, you will switch out your aligners for a new set to continue moving your teeth into their ideal locations.
The total length of treatment with Invisalign will vary depending on your specific needs, but the average patient wears their aligners for about a year. Some patients may wear them for longer or shorter periods of time, depending on the severity of their case and overall oral health.
Once you've completed your treatment with Invisalign, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new positions.