Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. The removable aligners are easy to clean and comfortable to wear because they are custom-made to fit your mouth. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, and then you switch to the next aligner in your series to continue shifting your smile into the perfect position! The best part about Invisalign is that most people won’t even know you’re wearing them! They are clear and fit seamlessly into your routine life. Plus, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign since you can simply take the aligners out to eat.
Patients looking for an alternative to traditional metal braces often turn to Invisalign for a comfortable and convenient teeth alignment solution. Those with more severe orthodontic issues may discover that their misalignment cannot be treated with Invisalign alone, and a retainer will be necessary after treatment is complete.
When considering orthodontic treatment, you should ask yourself if any of the following apply.
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to look into Invisalign clear aligners. They’re the invisible way to straighten your teeth — so no one can tell you’re wearing them! They’re removable too, which means you can take them out for eating, drinking, special occasions, special events, and even when you want to brush and floss your teeth normally. You can even whiten your teeth while you wear your aligners. And because they’re clear and practically unnoticeable to people around you, you won’t have any dietary restrictions like you would with traditional braces. Plus, since there are no wires, you’ll spend less time at our dental office getting adjustments.
Yes, it works! In fact, it works so well that over five million patients have been treated with Invisalign clear aligners since the product launched in 2000. And that number is growing every single day. This number is even higher when you consider that Invisalign treatments can be used for both adults and teens.
With treatment times averaging just one year for adults and just a few months for teens, it’s no wonder that so many patients are choosing Invisalign as their orthodontic treatment option.
The Invisalign system consists of a series of custom-crafted aligners that you change out every two weeks as your teeth begin to shift into place. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly before the next set of aligners comes in to start the process all over again.
As your treatment continues and you hit the end of each set, you’ll be notified by your dentist, and you can schedule your next appointment. Of course, you’ll still have to visit our office every 6-12 weeks to ensure that your treatment is on track.
The best part about the whole treatment is that you’re able to remove the aligners for cleaning and eating, so you don’t have to make changes to your diet or lifestyle while undergoing treatment.
Visit Jeanne V. Devi DDS at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101, for the best dental care, or call us at (626) 795-2544 to book an appointment.