Invisalign is a tooth-straightening, nearly invisible, removable, faster-moving form of orthodontics. Invisalign are valid options for adults and teenagers for healthier, straighter teeth. Sound too good to be true? Well, Forest Family Dentistry loves them, and we think you will too.
Invisalign works a lot like braces, except without any of the brackets, wires and other contraptions often used to straighten and enhance your smile. Your orthodontist will start off with an impression of your teeth. From there, a series of “aligners” will be fashioned (usually anywhere from 20 to 30 inserts), each crafted to gradually make subtle changes in the position of your teeth. Every two weeks or so, depending on your dental professional’s recommendation, you’ll switch out one aligner for the next in the series to progressively “shift your teeth into place,” according to Align Technology the makers of Invisalign. The easiest way to look at it is as a systematic modification in the position of your teeth in stages. As time goes by, the position of your teeth will slowly move closer to their intended goal, just like regular braces.
As incredible as the technology is, clear braces might not be the best option for everyone. Results are not as consistent as traditional braces, but the technology is continuing to improve and the results are getting more and more consistent. A thorough exam by Dr. Bethell, Dr. Hughes, and Dr. Disla will help determine if Invisalign or traditional orthodontics are appropriate for you.