Invisalign is designed to treat teeth that are crooked, widely spaced, crowded or otherwise misaligned. With Invisalign, you will wear a series of custom-made upper and lower aligners that apply gentle pressure to shift your teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners are worn for approximately two weeks and then swapped for a new set that will work to shift the teeth to the next desired position. The number of aligners worn varies by patient; most patients need to wear between 18 and 30 sets of aligners and can expect treatment to last approximately one year.
Millions of patients have chosen Invisalign over other orthodontic systems, for numerous reasons. First, Invisalign aligners are made from a clear plastic material that is very comfortable to wear. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wire brackets or wires that could possibly irritate the cheeks or gums. Cleaning the aligners is much easier than cleaning braces; all you have to do is take them off and brush them gently and thoroughly. The aligners are removable, which makes eating and drinking your favorite foods a breeze. Finally, Invisalign aligners are discreet so there is no need to hold back your smile during treatment.