Invisalign® treatment involves wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. There are no brackets or wires and therefore none of the restrictions that come with metal braces. Invisalign® clear aligners are made of flexible plastic. They are thin, clear and fit snugly over the teeth, making them virtually invisible.
Invisalign® works for most dental issues but does not effectively correct very severe issues. Invisalign® is a great orthodontic solution for:
- Protruding teeth
- Mild overbite or underbite
- Gaps in teeth
- Mildly crooked teeth
Invisalign® is designed for comfort and convenience. Invisalign® aligners move teeth into their proper position gradually and gently. This treatment eliminates the unsightly brackets and wires that come with conventional braces and can be extremely uncomfortable. Invisalign® aligners are removable, so you can continue to eat and drink as usual. They are also a great option for anyone who participates in sports activities.
Invisalign® is easy to care for. The aligner trays are removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth normally. There isn’t a large time commitment in terms of maintenance with the dentist. Invisalign® requires appointments every four to six weeks, and the trays are to be worn for about twenty-two hours a day. The length of time needed for Invisalign® varies by patient, but the average length of treatment is twelve to eighteen months, which is considerably less than conventional braces.
If you are interested in more information to determine whether you would be a candidate for Invisalign® please contact our location in Washington, DC today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.