Invisalign is a method of dental straightening that uses clear plastic trays – no uncomfortable metal wires or clear brackets. You and those around you will hardly notice the clear trays that comfortably fit over your teeth.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign users get a set of custom-made clear trays that they change every few weeks. The next new clear tray in the series replaces the older one, causing the teeth to gently and gradually shift over time.
If you decide that Invisalign is right for you, a Western Dental orthodontist will take digital pictures of your teeth and use a software program to make a 3-D model using the images. From that an orthodontic treatment plan using Invisalign clear braces is established to shift your teeth into the desired position.
The Invisalign company will then use your orthodontist’s plan to construct a series of plastic trays that are molded to fit over your teeth. You may have an upper and/or lower Invisalign plastic tray depending on your treatment plan. The trays are worn for at least 22 hours each day and every two weeks you will then switch to the next set of trays that continue shifting the teeth toward a beautiful smile.
The Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers many benefits, but the perk that attracts most is that unlike traditional braces, Invisalign’s removable clear trays eliminate the less appealing brackets and wires. Not only does this make for a more comfortable experience, it limits any awkwardness and allows you to eat, brush and floss with ease. You can also choose to remove the Invisalign trays for special occasions as long as you wear them for at least 22 hours a day.
Interested in Invisalign? Contact Western Dental to make an appointment.