What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a set of custom clear trays made from a strong plastic material that helps to guide your teeth into correct position over time. There are no metal brackets and no wires to tighten! Each case is customized using the latest technology to insure that each tooth is in its ideal position. Every two weeks, a new aligner is worn as the teeth moved to their desired final position. With Invisalign, you can achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part is that most people won’t even know that you are straightening your teeth!!
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign works through the use of removable aligners instead of using the traditional metal braces.
After an inital consultation to determine if Invisalign is a good treatment for you, Dr. Fiorentini will take impressions and radiographs of your teeth so a treatment plan can be created for you. A customized 3-D model of your teeth will be created and Dr. Fiorentini will show you how your teeth will move and shift as your treatment comes along. Depending on the severity of your case, treatment time is variable.
Once a finalized treatment plan is created, clear tray aligners will be created to custom fit your teeth. These tray aligners are removable and can be removed when eating, brushing and flossing so that they do not interfere with your everyday life. The aligners are also made of smooth plastic so they so they do not irritate your cheeks and you do not even notice that you are wearing them. These aligner trays are replaced every two weeks with a new aligner that will help shift your teeth into the next phase of treatment.
Who Can Get Invisalign?
Dr. Fiorentini is certified in both adult Invisalign and Invisalign teen.
These invisible braces are an appealing choice to many adults, especially those who wore braces as children and experienced teeth shifting in adult life and are now in need of some correction.
Advantages of Using Invisalign
- Clear and invisible – no more traditional braces
- No tightening of metal wires
- Smooth plastic – no cheek or gum irritation
- Straightens teeth in a comparable amount of time to traditional metal braces
- Helps with cases of gaps, overcrowding, crossbites, underbites, overbites
If you have always wanted a straight, beautiful smile, but are worried about the look of metal braces, give us a call to learn more!