Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that can help adults achieve a healthier and more appealing smile. It is an excellent option for the adult patient, as it does not involve any metal. A series of clear, virtually undetectable trays or “aligners” are used to orthodontically move the teeth.
Every two weeks the aligners are replaced with a new set that is shaped just slightly differently, so the teeth are gradually moved into the ideal alignment. Since with Invisalign there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten, it is very easy to maintain good oral hygiene.
Most adults find this treatment to be compatible with their professional appearances and responsibilities. Treatment times vary depending on the amount of movement required.
Some of the benefits of the Invisalign system include:
Virtually Invisible – Only you will know you're wearing braces.
Completely Removable – Eat, drink, brush and floss, or take them out for special occasions.
Faster Treatment Time – No fixed metal brackets or wires to adjust means you'll spend less time visiting the doctor.
Allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment
Is Invisalign for me?
Invisalign can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign can certainly help. It's successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites.