A great smile is in reach with Invisalign, These "invisible braces" are a technique where brackets and wires are not used. Instead, an aligner is custom made mouthpiece that fits over the teeth and gradually moves them with each change of aligner. They are generally changed every two or three weeks. The aligner is made of a flexible plastic that is comfortable and clear. The aligners are FDA approved and contain no BPA, latex or gluten.
Invisalign is one of many type of removable braces available. We will evaluate each patient and see which type of aligners best suites you. What's especially nice about Invisalign is people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions.
FAQs about Invisalign
Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?
The forces our patients feel are gentle and constant. It usually takes place on the first few days after a patient fits the new aligner. It is a temporary discomfort and will pass with time. This pressure is a good sign that the aligners are working and gradually moving the teeth into alignment. We encourage our patients to call the office, if they feel more discomfort or if they have any questions regarding the treatment.
What is Treatment Process?
Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained doctor. Dr. Glueckert continually trains with Invisalign to further her education and to keep up to date with the newest technique. She willevaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile.
Once you approve the plan, the laboratory will create your unique aligners. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by Dr. Glueckert. Each set of aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth and in time you will the beautiful smile you always dreamed of.
How Will Invisalign Affect My Life?
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Others may not even notice you’re wearing them, making Invisalign treatment a seamless fit with your lifestyle. They can be removed your when you are eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. They can be removed when you have a special event, such as a speech or wedding. It makes it convenient but we still encourage our patients to wear them 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results.