Traditionally, orthodontics translated to a mouth full of metal. Invisalign has done away with the wires and brackets involved with braces. Just as the name suggests, Invisalign uses clear, almost invisible, aligners that are responsible for correcting crooked and crowded teeth with carefully controlled forces. These clear aligners, or trays, are designed specifically for your teeth.
While wearing your aligners, your teeth will feel “tight” as the trays are responsible for straightening your teeth. This feeling comes and goes as you change your aligners weekly or biweekly, pending on your treatment needs. A custom treatment plan will be made for each Invisalign patient. Once your specific treatment plan has been made, monthly visits are needed to monitor the movements and to replace your old aligners with new ones.
Types of corrections Invisalign is effective in treating
Compliance is crucial when it comes to Invisalign. Patients are required to wear their aligners between 20-22 hours a day, only taking them out to eat, brush and floss. It is also just as important to wash and clean your aligners. This can be done by brushing them when you brush your teeth.
A lot of insurance providers are covering portions of orthodontic treatment. We’d be honored to check with your provider to learn more about your coverage options. Contact us to learn more about Invisalign or to make an appointment today.