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Orthodontic Treatment

What is invisalign?

Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth

Your initial consultation with your dentist or orthodontist, is oftentimes offered free of charge. During this visit, you'll discuss the issues you have with your teeth and what kind of results you would like to see. Once your doctor decides your situation is suitable for Invisalign treatment, a treatment plan will be mapped out with your goals in mind. Then, impressions and pictures of your teeth will be taken for digitization purposes.

The impressions of your teeth will be digitized in order for your doctor to work with a computerized 3-D image of your teeth. Then, your doctor will plan your tooth movements throughout your entire treatment timeline. You'll be able to see a virtual representation of your teeth before, during, and after completion of the Invisalign process so you can see what your smile should look like when you're done with treatment.

From your doctor's precise treatment plan, customized aligners are created with advanced technology for you to wear at each stage of your treatment. While the number of aligners varies for each individual situation, a full set of treatment typically includes 20-30 aligners per arch.

You should wear your aligners at all times, with the exception of eating and drinking, in order to complete your treatment in the timeline determined by you and your doctor. You'll go in for occasional checkups, to monitor your progress and to receive your next set of aligners. During the entire treatment process, you'll be able to watch your teeth gradually moving into place. Your smile will, little by little, move into something you'd like to show off. The people around you will be sure to notice your new-found confidence.

Invisalign Teen uses the same Invisalign technology as adult aligners, moving teeth gradually with each set of clear, comfortable plastic aligners. But because teens (and their mouths) are constantly on the move, we’ve added a few special features.

  1. Blue wear-indicators fade from blue to clear to help your teen gauge wear time

  2. Designed to compensate for the growth of new teeth and molars

  3. Six free individual replacement aligners are included in case any get lost or misplaced


Best of all, Invisalign Teen works. So teens can smile with confidence and parents can, too.

Get the facts and learn about all the benefits of Invisalign Teen at InvisalignTeen.com.

into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your orthodontist, you know you'll end up with a smile that truly fits. If you're ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other works as effortlessly as the Invisalign system.


Why invisalign?

Invisalign is a patented proprietary system that uses 3D modeling software and cutting-edge manufacturing technology to provide a clear, removable solution for straightening teeth. Invisalign is effective at treating a wide variety of orthodontic issues including: crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, deep bite, open bite.Invisalign was designed with leading orthodontists and is FDA cleared.
Invisalign has the experience of over 1,000,000 patients worldwide, and has a 96% of patient satisfaction rate.¹ And, 9 out of 10 patients would recommend Invisalign to their friends and family.
In today’s busy and aesthetically-conscious world, many patients prefer Invisalign’s clear and removable orthodontic solution to traditional brackets and wires. There are a number of other
clear aligners out there, however none have the product experience, efficacy and customization
of Invisalign.


How it’s made?

So what happens when you decide Invisalign is for you? Simply visit an Invisalign-trained doctor for a consultation to discuss the goals you have for your smile. Once your doctor determines that Invisalign is right for you, he or she will write up a detailed treatment plan, and a set of virtually invisible aligners will then be sent to your doctor. Your Invisalign system may look like a simple piece of plastic, but it's much more. With advanced technology, your Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you, and only you. Over time, your teeth should move to reveal the smile you've been looking for. So take a look at the steps you and your doctor will take to get you to a
brand-new smile.

Choosing the Invisalign system is a smart decision on your part because the advanced technology provides you with customized treatment to give you a smile that suits you. And even with all that superior technology, we make it easy for you to get Invisalign. Look over some payment options to help you on your way to the smile you've always dreamed of.


Treatment Comparison

When it comes to considering your options for a smile makeover, it's easy to see Invisalign's advantages. So there's a reason to smile. Compare Invisalign to other teeth straightening options. Then you can see if Invisalign is right for you and your smile.

What about veneers?

While veneers aren't a direct comparison to the Invisalign system, they can still address some of the same cosmetic problems. But getting veneers is considered more of a quick fix than Invisalign, and they have some distinct drawbacks. When you decide on veneers, the entire front surface of the tooth enamel is permanently removed. Then the veneer, a thin piece of specially-shaped porcelain or plastic, is glued over the front of your teeth. This is an irreversible procedure, since the tooth enamel is removed to accommodate the  veneer.
Another problem with veneers is that they are not a permanent solution. They can chip or break, requiring you to replace them on an individual basis, which can get pricey. Even if they don't chip or break, over time they will come off. Veneers tend to last about 5 to 10 years, depending on the quality of the veneers purchased. Since your tooth enamel has been removed, most patients have no choice but to replace their veneers, incurring the same high costs every time they have to get a new set.
Last, but perhaps most important, because veneers are a purely cosmetic treatment, they don't correct health problems of your teeth. Instead of straightening teeth as Invisalign does, a veneer simply covers up imperfections. Invisalign offers you beautiful, healthy teeth—it's a solution worth smiling about!


For additional information from invisalign, please visit www.invisalign.com