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Invisalign

A clear, comfortable, and removable method for straightening teeth.

Invisalign

The clear solution for straighter teeth. Invisalign is the world’s most advanced, clear mold for teeth alignment available to patients who want a straighter smile without the commitment of metal braces. Make an appointment for a consultation and get the confident smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign.

How Invisalign Works

The Invisalign system is changing the way we straighten teeth. It is the comfortable, removable, and almost invisible alternative to braces. Invisalign consists of a series of aligners that gradually move teeth into position. Every year, the research and development team find new ways to improve how the Invisalign system works.

Treatment starts with a physical impression or digital scan of your teeth that is used to create a 3D model. Data is then transferred to dental technicians who work with your doctor to create a digital treatment plan based on your doctor’s prescription. The proposed plan is sent back to the doctor for review or modification and approval. Once approved, the data is moved to an automated plant where each individual aligner is custom fabricated using Align Technology and 3D printing.

When you choose Invisalign, you will receive a series of aligners to change at home every two weeks. Visit your doctor roughly every two months for a check-up and to track progress of aligners.

Tips to take care of your aligners

 

Wash your hands with soap and water, handling only one aligner at a time. Clean both the inside and the outside of each aligner, using a soft toothbrush and toothpaste to clean. Each aligner is marked with a U or an L for upper and lower followed by the stage number. To insert your aligner, gently press over your front teeth and use your fingertips to apply gentle pressure over your molars until the aligner snaps into place. Do not bite aligners into position as that may cause damage.

Your aligners work best when worn for 20-22 hours a day. You can drink cool water when wearing them, but if you are eating or drinking anything other than water, you will need to remove the aligners to protect them from damage. Drinking anything other than water can discolor your aligners.

Ideally you should brush or floss after every meal, but if you don’t have a toothbrush with you, rinse your mouth and clean your aligners by holding them under warm running water. Always store your aligners in a case to prevent loss and damage.

Removal is simple. Use your fingertip on the inside of your back molar to slowly pull the aligner from your teeth. Repeat on the other side and then remove your aligner. Let your doctor know if you have difficulty removing your aligners.

When starting a new set of aligners, switch to your new set in the evening. Rinse the new aligners and wear them for at least 12 hours straight. If you feel discomfort ask your doctor if you should take an over-the-counter pain reliever. New aligner discomfort usually subsides in a few days. Ask your doctor if you have any other concerns, and enjoy the confidence of your new smile.