Invisalign – Straighten Your Teeth … Invisibly
Invisalign – A Clear Alternative to Metal Braces
Invisalign (by Align Technology) has literally changed the face of orthodontics for over half a million satisfied patients. In the past, getting braces meant years of painful and uncomfortable metal braces. Invisalign treatment utilizes cutting edge technology to prepare a series of clear plastic molds of your teeth during each stage of alignment. About every two weeks, we check on your progress and give you the next mold, or “aligner”. The aligners are removable, making for easier eating, brushing and flossing. They move your teeth into place gradually, typically in a much shorter length of time than normal braces. The majority of cases are completed in less than a year.
At the present time about 80% of orthodontic treatment can be completed with Invisalign although it is not generally used for children under the age of 14 years who have a combination of adult and children’s teeth.