Invisalign is a metal-free orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. The treatment consists of clear aligners customized to fit your teeth and gently guide them into better alignment over time.
Invisalign often provides faster results than traditional braces, allowing patients to visit the practice less often, and for shorter periods of time than when you visit the orthodontist for adjustments to your braces.
During your initial consultation at Roslyn Family Dental, your dentist evaluates your teeth to confirm you’re a candidate for Invisalign, goes over your insurance options, and the cost of treatment.
The team develops your Invisalign treatment plan using digital X-rays to create 3D images of your bite, and they use computer technology to show how the teeth shift into place over time.
They take the X-rays and images and develop a series of custom-made Invisalign aligners. Each set moves your teeth a bit closer to their final destination. You wear a new set of clear aligners every 1-2 weeks and visit the practice every 10-12 weeks for a progress check-up.
In addition to not having metal wires poking your cheeks and gums, and no brackets cemented to your teeth, Invisalign offers numerous more benefits to metal braces, including:
Invisalign costs about the same as traditional braces and is a better cosmetic option for orthodontia for anyone who is concerned about the look of metal braces.
While the removability of Invisalign is a major benefit of the orthodontic treatment, it can become a problem if you don’t wear the clear aligners often enough to get results. You should wear your aligners almost all the time, about 22 hours per day, and take them out only to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.
You should also remove your clear aligners when drinking dark, staining beverages like coffee or red wine.
If you’re ready to improve your smile with Invisalign, call Roslyn Family Dental or use the online scheduling system to book a consultation today.