When it comes to metal-free orthodontics, Invisalign is the name you’ve probably heard most often. It’s a great choice for teenagers and adults who want to straighten their teeth but aren’t sure whether the aesthetics and inconvenience of traditional braces would be worth it. Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic alignment trays are used to make slight adjustments to the teeth over time; by the end you’ll have a dazzling new smile!
At Chittenango Family Dental, we offer Invisalign as an orthodontic option; if you’ve been looking to improve your grin, schedule a consultation with us today.
Invisalign can treat a wide variety of orthodontic problems, although the severity and complexity of each issue needs to be factored in. Cases where Invisalign can be used include:
After we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and use them to plan your treatment. Several trays will be created, each one representing a different stage of the repositioning process.
You’ll wear each alignment tray for about two weeks for 20 to 22 hours a day; you’ll need to take them out for meals, so it may be helpful to set a reminder to put them back in once you’re done. We’ll ask you to come to our practice every six weeks or so to make sure the treatment is proceeding as expected; sometimes a tray might need to be worn a little longer than normal.
On average, it takes about a year to complete Invisalign treatment, and at the end your improved teeth will be hard to miss!