Invisalign is a brace-free method of straightening your teeth. Instead of brackets, wires, and rubber bands, this treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that look like a thin retainer or night guard. Each aligner is designed to gently move your teeth toward the proper position. By switching out your aligners every couple of weeks, and wearing them as much as possible, you can correct your smile without using braces.
First, Dr. Antoun will use his extensive training and attention to detail to assess your smile and determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If so, he will take images and impressions of your teeth, and work closely with the Invisalign team to develop your treatment plan and build your first several sets of aligners. This usually takes a few weeks.
You’ll come back to our office to pick up your first sets of aligners. Usually, you’ll wear each set of aligners for 20-22+ hours per day for 2 weeks. You’ll also come back to our office about every 6 weeks for a brief checkup and to get your next several sets of aligners.
This same basic process will continue until your treatment is complete, which usually takes about a year. However, treatment time may vary depending on your individual orthodontic needs.
As long as your mouth is healthy and you do not have major orthodontic problems, Invisalign is likely a good option for you. It can be used to correct issues like gaps in the smile, crooked and crowded teeth, and uneven teeth.
In certain situations, Dr. Antoun may recommend traditional braces, depending on your orthodontic needs. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign contact Sapphire Smiles for a consultation today!