Invisalign™ is an alternative to traditional wire braces that uses a series of removable trays called aligners to gently reposition teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign™ allows patients from teens through adults to get all the advantages of having straighter teeth without the hassles and inconvenience that can be part of the experience of wearing traditional braces.
Invisalign™ treatment begins with a dental impression of your teeth to create a three-dimensional mold. That mold is scanned to create a digital model of your teeth that will be used to design your customized plan of treatment. The Invisalign™ system uses a series of calculations that determines the shape and number of aligners you’ll need to get optimum results.
The clear Invisalign™ trays are used in a specific sequence to gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. As your teeth move into place, a new aligner will be introduced about every two weeks to help teeth continue to move closer to their optimum positions. The total number of aligners you need will vary, but most people can expect to have from 18 to 30 trays.
Invisalign™ braces alternatives are available for teens and adults and can be used for a wide range of alignment issues, from minor spacing and crowding adjustments to significant overbites, underbites, and crossbites. The best way to find out if Invisalign™ is a good choice for you is to call our office at (260) 484-4181 or make an appointment online.