Invisalign is a new way of straightening teeth without calling attention to them. The procedure involves wearing a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. Most people cannot tell you’re wearing Invisalign—even up close.
Your orthodontist will determine if Invisalign is appropriate for you during an examination. He or she will prescribe a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth. This impression is submitted to Inivisalign, which uses 3-D computer technology to create a series of precisely customized aligners. Patients then wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. As a result, teeth move gradually week by week until you’ve achieved the intended results—straighter teeth. Most Invialign patients visit their orthodontist no more often than those who wear braces. And, the length of treatment is approximately the same.