How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a pretty ingenious system. For people who do not want to have visible braces on their teeth, Invisalign offers an attractive alternative. It is a series of clear plastic aligners you will change out approximately every two weeks throughout the course of your treatment.
We begin by taking impressions in our office, as well as specialized digital imaging to help with treatment planning. Once we have gathered all of the data necessary about your current smile and your future smile, we send it off to have your clear aligners made.
Wearing Your Clear Aligners
When you receive your aligners, you will begin wearing them and replacing them approximately every two weeks. For the best and most timely results, it is necessary for you to wear them 22 hours a day. That means you can take them out to eat and that’s about it.
You will also need to have periodic exams during your treatment to track your progress. Dr. Jeffrey Robertson will keep you posted on your progress and projected completion date. How long treatment takes depends on your particular case, but averages around six to eighteen months.
Because Invisalign is completely clear and does not have brackets, most people will never know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The plastic aligners are smooth and comfortable in addition to being virtually invisible. Call our office to schedule your Invisalign consultation.