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Invisalign

Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional metal braces- literally. With Invisalign, you can get the straight teeth and smile that you’ve always wanted, without the hassle.

Why Invisalign?

Made out of clear BPA-free plastic, Invisalign’s aligners are practically invisible- hence the name. That means most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them! That is one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign, and one of the driving reasons that people choose it.

Invisalign is especially popular with professionals and young adults who want to avoid the traditional metal braces, which can not only affect their self-confidence, but the first impression they give. So whether it’s a networking event or yearbook photo, with Invisalign, you can get out there and show off your full smile, with no wires in the way!

As the aligners are removable, you won’t have to worry about what you eat getting caught in them, and you can brush and floss your teeth normally. Try doing that with braces!

How It Works

The Invisalign system works by using a series of custom-made aligners to gently and gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions.

After your doctor has taken detailed x-rays and pictures of your teeth, a digital 3D image will be created, from which your individual treatment plan will be planned out. From this we can plot the movement of your teeth and also get an estimate of your treatment time. The average time for adults with Invisalign is just over a year.

During your treatment, you’ll get a new set of Invisalign aligners approximately every two weeks, and we recommend that you wear them for 20-22 hours each day for optimal effectiveness. Each new aligner moves your teeth incrementally from the last one, gradually shifting your teeth into position until you can finally unveil your new smile on the world.

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, it is common for many patients to use retainers in order to lock in that smile and prevent the teeth from shifting back to the old positions.  

Invisalign: The Clear Choice

Is Invisalign right for you? Talk to your doctor today!

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