Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
During the procedure, we will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which we will send to the United States and Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Using this same technology, your doctor will even be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.
Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with your doctor, usually only every six weeks or so.
While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens, the length of treatment is comparable to that of braces, but since your teeth won’t be covered by wires and brackets, you’ll be able to see improvement much sooner. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.
- clear aligners are virtually invisible
- aligners are removable for easy cleaning
- smooth comfortable plastic aligners
- Invisalign® Clear Braces straighten teeth faster
- with the 3D technology you can see a virtual representation of the end result
INVISALIGN BEFORE – AFTER PHOTOS
Inspire ICE™, the highest quality aesthetic braces on the market. Unlike ceramic brackets that are opaque and colored to mimic a particular tooth shade, Inspire ICE™ brackets are crystal clear and virtually disappear regardless of tooth shade. Inspire ICE™ is the only true aesthetic solution for ALL patients.
Due to advances in heat-treatment technology, brackets are twice as resistant to breakage as other ceramic appliances. Torque strength is nearly three times that of other ceramic brackets.
ICE™ is the lowest profile ceramic bracket on the market and is manufactured with an innovative boron tumbling process that provides a smooth surface and rounded facial contours to greatly enhance patient comfort.
Patented ball-base design reduces the force required to debond. A simplified debonding procedure ensures that brackets come off easily and consistently.
ICE™ has an ultra-smooth, heat polished surface that dramatically reduces friction over any polsycrystalline-slotted bracket. In fact, laboratory tests prove the frictional resistance of ICE™ to be better than ceramic brackets with a metal-slot insert.