Invisalign & Clear Aligner Treatment
What is Invisalign/Aligners?
Invisalign clear aligners are made from SmartTrack material, so they are more comfortable and easier to put on and take off. Invisalign/Clear Aligner treatment is safe, comfortable, and just as effective as braces.
Do I Need Clear Aligners?
How Do They Work?
Aligners are clear, thin, plastic-like trays that are formed to fit an individual’s teeth.
Patients are responsible for putting in and removing their aligners. A series of aligners is created to move teeth. Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks at a time, and moves teeth a fraction of a millimeter at a time.
Patients must remove aligners for meals and when brushing/flossing. The number of aligners needed to correct misaligned teeth varies based on the individual’s orthodontic problem and its correction.
Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours a day, full time, day and night wear.
Aligners vs. Braces
Aligners & Braces use different methods in order to straighten your teeth, but they are both reliable, effective tools used by orthodontists to achieve beautiful, healthy smiles! Both are able to give the same results & both come with their own compliance factors.
Patients prefer aligners for the fact they are discreet, their comfort and convenience they provide since there are fewer appointments needed along with almost no emergency visits. Along with no food restrictions nor any additional time needed on taking care of your oral hygiene.
Braces are non removal which means our doctors are the ones in charge/control of steering the "ship" during treatment. Since braces are bonded onto the teeth, there can be a lesser chance of treatment being extended due to non compliance wear since the patient does not need to worry about taking on & off their brackets like they would with aligners.