Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can correct crooked teeth and malocclusions (bad bites). However, instead of pulling your teeth into proper alignment with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses gradual force to shift your teeth into position through clear aligners.
Clear aligners are removable orthodontic appliances that correct misalignment in a similar way as braces. The primary difference is that clear aligners are transparent and mold to the shape of your teeth, so others can’t tell when you’re wearing them.
You can remove clear aligners to brush, floss, eat, and drink, which allows you discretion with your orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign treats many of the same orthodontic issues as braces, such as:
At Smile Makeover, Dr. Siddiqui can target a wide range of orthodontic concerns with an Invisalign treatment plan.
Invisalign offers several advantages for teens and adults seeking orthodontic treatment to consider, including:
Unlike traditional metal and ceramic braces, clear aligners don’t draw attention to themselves, so you won’t look any different when wearing Invisalign.
One of the most important benefits of Invisalign is that you can remove your clear aligners to brush and floss your teeth for better oral hygiene.
Many Invisalign patients complete Invisalign treatment within 6-18 months compared to braces, which can take 18 months to three years.
Invisalign doesn’t require as many dental checkups as braces because there are no wires to tighten and the majority of the process is digital.
To create your custom-made clear aligners, Dr. Siddiqui takes digital impressions of your teeth. He uploads these impressions into Invisalign’s proprietary software to create your individualized treatment plan. Once complete, he sends the plan to the Invisalign lab to make your aligners.
Every 1-2 weeks, you receive a new set of clear aligners. It’s important to wear Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day, taking your aligners out only to eat, drink, and care for your teeth. To keep Invisalign in good condition, rinse your clear aligners before placing them back in your mouth.
For more information on Invisalign, call Smile Makeover or schedule an appointment online now.