Has the thought of metal wires and brackets kept you from straightening your teeth? Do you keep living with a crooked smile that makes you want to hide because you don’t want to have to hide braces? Or maybe it’s the thought of having to give up some of your favorite foods that keeps you from getting braces. No matter what it is, you can put those thoughts aside–Invisalign will straighten your teeth without metal brackets or wires. And without all the limitations that comes with them.
Benefits of Invisalign
If you are considering Invisalign, you might be drawn by all the things that can make it a better choice than traditional braces, including:
- Almost invisible aligners
- Removable aligners
- No diet restrictions
- No cleaning challenge
- No wires or brackets to poke you
- Faster, more accurate than ever
Of course, what people like about Invisalign is that it uses clear plastic aligners to move your teeth instead of metal brackets and wires.
These aligners are removable, which lets you keep eating all your favorite foods–and you won’t have to clean around brackets and wires, which can be a bit of a nightmare.
The smooth plastic aligners won’t poke your cheeks. They’re comfortable and smooth. And Invisalign is faster and more accurate than ever. Invisalign’s advanced algorithms have learned from more than five million cases to design a better approach to straightening your teeth, so you can complete Invisalign faster and with better results than ever.
How does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses the same basic principles as traditional braces. Your body is constantly rebuilding the bone around your teeth. When steady pressure pushes on your teeth, the body removes bone to relieve pressure on one side and increase it on the other. This lets your teeth move through your jaw. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to apply this force instead of brackets and wires.
At your consultation, we’ll use a digital scanner to map the current positions of your teeth. Then we send the map to Invisalign, where their computers analyze the best way to move your teeth to a straight configuration. Then they break that treatment into a series of small steps. Each step is turned into an aligner that you wear over your teeth to apply the specific pressure necessary to achieve the desired movement.
We’ll give you a series of aligners that you’ll wear one after another, usually for one week each. Then you come into our office for a new series. We’ll evaluate your progress and give you the next set of aligners. When you’ve worn all the aligners, your teeth will be straight.