The Invisalign System is a series of clear orthodontic appliances called aligners that allow you to straighten your teeth without having to wear traditional braces.
How does Invisalign work?
Each set of custom-made teeth aligners is worn for about two weeks and move the teeth in small steps to the desired final position.
What are the primary benefits of using Invisalign?
Invisible: The clear aligners are virtually invisible to others.
Removable : The aligners are removable for eating, brushing and flossing.
Comfortable : The aligners are comfortable to wear, since there are no brackets, wires or permanent fixtures.
What are the aligners made of?
The aligners are made of a clear medical-grade polymer, or plastic.
What do they look like?
Aligners are clear and virtually invisible. They look similar to clear tooth-whitenning trays, but aligners are custom-made for a better fit. Some people have referred to them as contact lenses for teeth because they are practically undetectable to others.
Is this a new way to straighten teeth?
For years orthodontists have been using removable appliances for limited treatments. Today,
with the application of computer technology, the Invisalign System treats a broader range of
cases with greater precision.
Is this product FDA approved?
Yes, the Invisalign System has FDA clearance.
Who can use Invisalign?
The Invisalign System is an alternative to braces for patients who have full adult dentition
and a complete jaw growth. The doctor will determine if you are a good candidate during
your initial exam.