The Invisalign system is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Using advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology; Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position. Then a series of clear aligners are custom-made for your teeth—and your teeth only—to move them little by little. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, until the final position of your teeth is achieved.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are practically clear. No one may even notice that you’re wearing these virtually invisible “braces,” making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others.
Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. And you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene.
Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires with the Invisalign system that could cause irritation to your mouth. Plus since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in the doctor’s chair.
And finally, Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Invisalign really work? Yes. Developed with orthodontists and used in dental practices worldwide, Invisalign has been effective at straightening teeth. Over one million patients with a wide range of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign worldwide.
How does Invisalign work? Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to map the complete treatment from start to finish. From this plan, a series of custom-made aligners unique to your treatment is produced. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and is then replaced by the next aligner. Gradually, the teeth move toward their final position.
How much does Invisalign cost? Fortunately, the Invisalign system is often similar in price to traditional braces. Treatment costs vary from patient to patient based on factors that include the complexity of your case and the length of the treatment.
Do Invisalign aligners contain Bisphenol-A (BPA)? No. Invisalign aligners and Vivera Retainers do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalate plasticizers. These aligners and retainers are made with USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins. Tests have been conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials, and show that they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth. Of course, as with any medical device, you should consult with your health professional about your aligner or retainer treatment and any applicable risks of use.