What is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile just as much during treatment as you would after. Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven to be just as effective as braces in treating many common orthodontic issues.
Invisalign involves wearing each set of aligners for around 7-10 days, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions. You’ll visit us about once every 6-8 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 12-24 months depending on the issues needing correction. Some of the minimal aesthetic cases can take as little as 6 months and other, more complex cases could take longer to complete.
Benefits of Invisalign
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, but they are also removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. Invisalign aligners are designed to seamlessly fit in with your lifestyle, requiring very little change to your daily routine and giving you more control over your treatment. Additionally, because the aligners are switched out at home every two weeks, they require shorter and less frequent visits to our office, making them perfect for those with busier schedules!
Invisalign has also been found to be more comfortable than traditional braces, thanks to no metal or wires. The aligners are made from Invisalign’s SmartTrack material, which is a strong, medical-grade thermoplastic material.
Thanks to the latest in digital scanning technology, Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. We utilize the iTero Element Intraoral Scanner, which is specifically designed to allow our team to easily scan and create 3D models of your smile. iTero gives our orthodontists a much more detailed image of your smile, ensuring that your aligners are a perfect fit!
We are a Certified Platinum Invisalign Provider
If you’re considering Invisalign treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted without the use of braces, then a free consultation with Dr. Mullally or Dr. Olsen can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you.
With their extensive training and experience, our orthodontists know how to create customized treatment plans for even the most challenging orthodontic conditions. We have treated thousands of patients of all ages and treatment conditions, so you can rest assured that we are here to guide you through the process each step of the way.