SureSmile is a great option for getting in and out of braces in less time. But what about patients who don't want to wear braces at all?; Invisalign® and the new Invisalign Teen are leading the way with one of the most exciting innovations that has changed the face of orthodontic treatment. Developed for adults more than 10 years ago, Invisalign has helped over one million people achieve straight teeth without the use of metal braces.
Invisalign straightens teeth with a series of custom-made, clear aligners. Each aligner is worn for about 2 weeks and then changed for the next one in the series. The teeth move gradually, little by little to their new positions. Like SureSmile, Invisalign uses advanced 3-D imaging technology that allows the orthodontist to plan the movement of teeth to their desired position. While the number of aligners will vary from patient to patient, Invisalign treatment typically takes about a year.
The obvious and most common reason patients choose Invisalign over traditional orthodontic treatment is the ability to have stright teeth without wearing braces. Because the aligners are removeable for eating and brushing, there is an added benefit of being able to keep teeth clean during orthodontic treatment and the improved appearance that many patients, especially adults, seek. Patients who have worn both braces and Invisalign aligners say the Invisalign system is also more comfortable than braces.
To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.