Interested in the ingenious and high-tech orthodontics provided by the Invisalign treatment? Just like traditional braces, Invisalign clear braces can slowly shift your teeth into a more functional and aesthetically pleasing position.
The Invisalign Fit
Invisalign aligners do not have to be fixed permanently like traditional braces. You can remove them for cleaning, eating, drinking, and even cleaning your teeth.
Invisalign invisible braces fit comfortably over your teeth, though Invisalign patients may feel some pressure on their teeth when they are fitted with their trays. This is not anything to be concerned about but is a sign that your Invisalign braces are working properly
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
Invisalign braces must be adjusted periodically, just like traditional braces. Your teeth will move more slowly with Invisalign braces. Instead of adjusting the aligner trays, Dr. Petrie can provide new, custom-printed trays for the next phase.
To see visible results, Invisalign trays should be worn for at least 22 hours per day. Neglecting to do this will most likely result in a prolonged period of treatment. For optimal results, consistency is the key. We’ll provide the motivation!
What Are Invisalign Braces Made Out Of?
Your Invisalign invisible braces are made from a unique, medical-grade plastic. This plastic was designed to be used for orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign invisible aligners.
The Invisalign plastic was created to provide a more effective way to move teeth. Its rigidity and flexibility give it the ability to apply constant, uniform pressure across all of your teeth. This allows for optimal low-intensity movement.
Each tray is designed specifically for your teeth and is created using advanced 3D printing methods. The combination of streamlined 3D printing methods and this sturdy plastic allows our dentists to give you incredible treatment.
What Can Invisalign Aligners Treat?
Invisalign aligners are used to treat the same things traditional braces treat, just with more convenience. Because of this, there is a lot of overlap between what can be treated with wire and bracket braces and Invisalign braces. Some examples are:
Upper teeth that close in front of lower teeth.
Upper teeth that close behind lower teeth.
Upper and lower jaws that don’t align.
- Gap Teeth
Upper and lower jaws that don’t align.
- Open Bite
Top and bottom teeth that do not meet when closed.
- Crowded Teeth
Teeth are bunched up along the jaw.
- Crooked Teeth
Teeth that have grown in the wrong position.
Using Invisalign aligners, parents can even preemptively address bite issues as children grow into adults. Some Invisalign treatments are safe for and designed specifically for children to prevent more involved orthodontic treatment later on.
How Long Does It Take?
The average time the Invisalign treatment can last will be anywhere from six to eighteen months, depending on the individual’s case. Each mouth presents unique problems that take various amounts of time to address.
We do offer two amazing acceleration options if you want to get your orthodontic treatment over with faster. Come in for a FREE Invisalign consultation to see what Invisalign aligners can do for you!
Invisalign Aligners vs Traditional Braces
Traditionally, braces have used metal brackets and wire to gently nudge teeth into place. Once metal brackets are firmly installed in your mouth, a wire is inserted and secured to your brackets using strong elastic bands. The tension from the wire gradually pulls your teeth into alignment.
What Makes Invisalign Different?
Invisalign aligners work in much the same manner as traditional braces. Using tension, your invisible aligners will slowly pull your teeth and jaw into the right place, but Invisalign invisible braces are not directly attached to your teeth.
- Customized Fit: Invisalign aligners are plastic trays, specifically customized to fit snugly against your teeth. Using advanced 3D scanning technology, we will make a model of your mouth that can be used to create your very own treatment plan.
- Invisible Appearance: You can wear your aligners to get your orthodontic treatment without announcing to the world that you need braces. Smile confidently in photos and during conversations, knowing people aren’t staring at your teeth!
- Completely Removable: You can remove your Invisalign braces for eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, social occasions, and more! This benefit alone makes invisible braces an attractive option for anyone looking to straighten their smile.
The Invisalign system is the orthodontic treatment of the future. It’s faster, comfier, and more discreet than traditional braces. Want to get started? Set an appointment for a FREE consultation with us today.