What You Should Know About Invisalign For Adults
The Invisalign system is a convenient, modern treatment option for adults who want to achieve a beautiful smile without the appearance of metal braces! Invisalign works by gently and gradually moving your teeth into the desired position using a series of high-quality, BPA-free, custom-designed clear aligners to straighten the teeth and align the jaw bones to create an ideal smile. It also allows you to maintain your routine without dealing with dietary restrictions or limitations on what you can eat or drink.
We’ll help you live your most confident life with a smile that makes you proud, a treatment that won’t disrupt your lifestyle, and a personalized treatment experience made just for you.
How Do I Know If Invisalign Is Right For Me?
At its core, the concept of Invisalign is to provide patients with a simple, removable, and invisible way to achieve the perfect smile. Your smile plays a significant role in your confidence and self-esteem. Invisalign aligners are barely noticeable, making them a discrete and comfortable alternative to traditional braces.
Most people are candidates for Invisalign treatment, depending on the adjustments needing to be made during treatment. We offer free orthodontic consultations and can help you determine at your initial appointment if Invisalign is a good fit for you.
Our orthodontists can treat the following conditions, including mild to severe cases, with Invisalign:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Teeth protrusion
- Malocclusions (overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite, midline misalignment)
- Gapped teeth or teeth spacing
- Lack of confidence when smiling
The Invisalign Process
At the initial consultation, your orthodontist will work with you to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment option for you. Once decided, our team will take 3D digital scans of your teeth and mouth, which will be used to create your custom sets of aligners.
Once your aligners are ready, you will be instructed to wear them for 20-22 hours daily, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Every 1-2 weeks, depending on your orthodontist’s recommendation, you will switch to a new set of aligners that will continue the gradual shifting process. The average Invisalign treatment takes 9-15 months, though this can vary depending on the individual case.