Invisalign is an alternative to metal brackets. During your consultation with your dentist, it will be determined if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Don’t be fooled, it is not for everyone.
Your dentist will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. Invisalign will use this information to create a 3-D image of your teeth. A treatment plan is then marked out to give you the best results.
A series of custom-made aligners are created for you. All you have to do is wear them throughout the day. The aligners can be removed when you eat, or to brush, and floss your teeth. Your success is dependent on you; you must be disciplined to wear the retainers. Your teeth will gradually begin to shift into place. Most people don’t notice you are wearing them because they are hardly visible.
Aligners are changed every 2 weeks. Of course every patient is different, but it generally takes approximately a year for adults, teens might be longer.