Invisalign is an alternative to using braces to straighten your teeth.
Do you suffer from crooked or crowded teeth? Are you interested in adjusting your teeth without the use of metal braces?
As a revolutionary teeth alignment application, Invisalign is becoming more popular each year.
The custom fitted, virtually invisible trays are an alternative to traditional metal braces, but achieve the same result, realigning teeth into a straight, beautiful smile. Not only do straight teeth display more appeal, but your overall oral health can benefit from correctly correlating teeth arcs.
To assist you in better understanding clear braces, Dr. Spada, a Sudbury MA Dentist, answers some frequently asked questions about teeth alignment.
Q: What is Invisalign?
A: Invisalign is an alignment system that realigns the teeth using clear trays that are virtually invisible. The trays are made of an FDA approved Class II polyurethane resin, registering as a biocompatible material.
Q: How does it work?
A: Similar to traditional metal braces, the clear teeth aligners gradually adjust the teeth to a desired position determined by your doctor. Upon receiving the Invisalign system, every two weeks a new set of trays will be switched out for a new pair, which continues the realignment process. Unlike metal braces, it doesn’t require the use of brackets and wires to correct your crooked or crowded teeth, and the trays are removable for meals and beverages other than water.
Q: How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?
A: Generally, it takes between 12 and 24 months to complete the adjustment process. Depending on your teeth position prior to clear braces, the doctor will inform you of the duration. Also, each set of trays is worn for 7 to 14 days from anywhere between 20 and 23 hours each day to allow for meals.
Q: Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
A: Late teenagers, young adults, and adults are all potential candidates for Invisalign. Prior to beginning the impression and tray creation process, we will determine the correct course of action to correct your smile imperfections during a scheduled consultation.