Invisalign is a popular treatment option that involves wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth without wires or brackets. No one can tell you are wearing Invisalign because it’s clear!
Not only do aligners appear invisible, they are also removable so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, with Invisalign there’s no hassle with brushing and flossing compared to traditional metal braces.
The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. You wear each set of clear aligners for about two weeks and replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed. You’ll visit your orthodontist or dentist about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Other orthodontic treatments available:
- Traditional Metal Brackets
- Lingual Braces (Behind the Teeth)
- Self-Ligating Braces (Damon Braces)
- Ceramic Brackets (Clear Braces)