Many people are hesitant to straighten their teeth with traditional metal braces due to two main drawbacks associated with the treatment: discomfort and visibility. Fortunately, Invisalign® offers an excellent alternative that can address crooked, crowded, and misaligned teeth quickly, comfortably, and inconspicuously. Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear, removable aligner trays to gradually adjust the position of the teeth and help provide you or your child a beautiful new smile. Dr. Ben Chan, our experienced orthodontist, can determine if Invisalign® may be right for you or your child’s needs during your initial consultation.
Invisalign® can address many of the same dental concerns that traditional metal braces can; however, this technique is not appropriate for everyone. If you have additional questions about Invisalign®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
What Is Invisalign®?
A fully customized treatment, Invisalign® is designed to straighten teeth using a succession of trays created with the help of 3D-imaging technology. Each aligner adjusts the teeth one step closer to their final position over the course of about two weeks, at which point you will move on to the next aligner in the series. Transparent and removable, the trays offer a completely different experience from traditional braces.
The aligner trays can be removed so you may eat, drink, brush, and floss, resulting in oral hygiene maintenance that is more simple and straightforward. Furthermore, Invisalign® has no metal parts that can rub on your gums or cheeks. You may also require fewer visits to the orthodontist for adjustments, giving you more free time and causing less hassle. There is also less risk of emergency visits due to breakage of wires or brackets. When you are not eating or cleaning your teeth, you should wear the Invisalign® trays at all times to optimize results. Most patients can complete treatment in about 9-15 months, though your experience may vary.
To find out if this method is right for you, contact us today. We can answer questions and help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Chan.