If you’ve heard of Invisalign, then you may know that this orthodontic system doesn’t work the way traditional braces do. Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign uses custom-made removable trays, known as aligners, which gradually reposition teeth. What’s more, treatment with Invisalign takes less time than treatment with traditional orthodontics. Often, treatment can be completed in a year or less.
Invisalign is typically used for adult patients, though older teens may benefit from this option as well. Using this system, our Wildwood Crest dental team can straighten crowded, widely spaced, or misaligned teeth. We can also help patients who want to avoid wearing metal brackets or wire. Treatment begins with your doctor taking an impression of your teeth and creating a personalized treatment plan. Then, a series of aligners will be fabricated by the Invisalign lab based on that plan. For best results, you’ll wear your specially-made aligners for 22 hours a day until you’ve worn every aligner in your treatment kit. In less time than you thought possible, you’ll notice your teeth shifting into a more appealing arrangement. Best of all, no one will know you’re wearing Invisalign braces except for us.
Discreet – Your Invisalign aligners will be virtually undetectable by anyone, even from up close. What’s more, they can be taken out for eating, brushing, and flossing. As a result, you can enjoy the same diet and oral hygiene routine you normally would.
Comfortable – Unlike brackets and wires, Invisalign’s clear aligners won’t cause uncomfortable mouth abrasions. Instead, you can look forward to a more comfortable treatment.
Fast – Many patients complete treatment with Invisalign in a year or less, depending on their needs. Compare that to the longer time span that is possible with braces that use brackets and wires instead of aligners.