Frequently Asked Questions
What is Invisalign?
This is a very common question that we are asked frequently.
Invisalign is an almost invisible way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile without having to use unsightly metal braces. Invisalign uses a series of removable, clear, comfortable aligners. Each aligner is designed to carefully move your teeth gradually into the desired position.
Should I have metal braces or Invisalign?
There are a number of reasons for Invisalign being the most popular option to move teeth orthodontically
The aligners are clear and nearly invisible when in the mouth.
There are no sharp brackets or wires that can irritate and cut the delicate soft tissues of the mouth.
Invisalign aligners are able to be removed to eat and drink and to perform routine care. It's a lot easier to brush and floss, and there are no dietary restrictions.
Each set of aligners is custom made according to the patient's level of crowding or spacing and treatment often can be completed faster in comparison to traditional metal braces.
Many treatments such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites can now be treated with Invisalign rather than with metal braces
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners allow a patient who needs teeth alignment the chance to achieve straighter teeth without the need to have metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth.
Avoiding brackets and wires is definitely more cosmetically appealing and aids with maintaining the outward appearance of the patient when undergoing Invisalign treatment
What happens when I have Invisalign treatment?
A very accurate set of impressions or a digital scan is taken of your top and bottom teeth. These are sent to Invisalign along with photo's and a treatment plan constructed by your dentist.
Invisalign then send back an animation of your teeth called a Clincheck. This shows where your teeth are now, where they will go to and every step in between. This allows you to see your end result before any aligners are made.
Once your Clincheck is approved your aligners are made and treatment can start