What are Invisalign clear aligners?
Invisalign clear aligners are a type of orthodontic treatment. Invisalign treatment relies on custom-made, clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into their ideal positions, and can treat all the same issues as traditional braces.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
Invisalign treatment uses a digital treatment plan to map out the tooth movements needed to properly align your teeth. Our dentists will then provide a series of aligners which work to move your teeth. Each new set of aligners makes small adjustments to the position of your teeth until they are in the correct places.
What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign clear aligners?
There are many benefits of Invisalign treatment! Here are a few:
- A nearly invisible treatment
- Comfortable aligners designed to fit your mouth perfectly
- Removable aligners so that you can eat, brush and floss normally
- No metal brackets or wires needed
Who is a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
Anyone! This orthodontic option is especially popular among teenagers and professional adults due to how discreet it is.
Will Invisalign aligners impact my lifestyle?
No. Invisalign clear aligners are minimally invasive and are designed to have as little impact on your lifestyle as possible. Because your aligners are removable, you will not need to make any changes to your diet, and you will be able to keep your teeth clean with regular brushing and flossing.
Is Invisalign treatment comfortable?
You may feel some discomfort for the first few days as your mouth adjusts to wearing the aligners, but after that your treatment should feel comfortable.
How do I take care of my aligners?
We recommend using the Invisalign cleaning system. You can also gently brush your aligners with a toothbrush and rinse them in lukewarm water. Do not use hot water as it will warp the plastic of your aligners. You should also avoid chewing gum, smoking, eating or drinking while wearing the aligners. If you need to do any of these things please remove your aligners beforehand.
Can I use Invisalign aligners if I have had dental work or other orthodontic treatment?
Yes! Many people receive a combination treatment using both braces and Invisalign aligners, and a number of people who have had braces in the past have used Invisalign treatment after their teeth have shifted out of position. Invisalign treatment can also be used if you have received veneers or crowns.