Looking to straighten your teeth without painful metal braces? Invisalign is a groundbreaking alternative that straightens your teeth using strong, clear plastic molds that slowly move your teeth into perfect alignment. While metal braces have brackets that need to be attached to the teeth and wires that require tightening, Invisalign uses a series of customized aligners that gradually slide your teeth in a less painful way. As the teeth shift, the aligner is replaced every few weeks to continue movie the teeth.
Invisalign braces can be used for nearly everyone, from slight misalignment to more complex orthodontic issues. The journey starts with a consultation where your dentist will further explain the process and discuss individual treatment options. The overall costs and how insurance may help will also be covered.
After that, x-rays and impressions are taken to create 3D images of your mouth and jaw. This visualization helps our Morristown, NJ dentist set an estimate of how long the process will take by establishing how many realignment phases will be necessary.
Once your first personalized clear aligners are ready, all you need to do is wear them! For the process to be effective, your dentist will expect you to wear them 20 – 22 hours a day. The best thing about clear braces is that they can be removed while eating and brushing your teeth, something which is an annoying hassle with traditional metal braces.
Although each case is different, adults average about a year for their treatment. Teenagers tend to take a little longer and the treatment time is consistent with other traditional orthodontic methods.
Think Invisalign can work for you? Call today to schedule your consultation!
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