Invisalign is the modern alternative to braces. Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to move teeth. This treatment is especially popular for adults seeking to reverse adult onset crowding in their front teeth because Invisalign gives you the ability to move teeth without most people even noticing you’re going through treatment. Not only can this crowding be a cosmetic problem, but it can also provide areas for food and plaque to become trapped, causing cavities and periodontal disease.When our patients sign up for Invisalign, impressions are sent to the Invisalign Labs where they are scanned and a 3D computer image is rendered. Your dentist then works with an Invisalign technician to come up with a plan to move your teeth in small increments every two weeks. This means that you get a different set of trays to wear every two weeks, each tray pushing your teeth closer and closer to the desired position. Remember you are wearing these trays 23 hours a day, only taking them out to eat!
Build into the cost of the Invisalign treatment are three “refinements” (usually 5-10 trays) which are meant to make sure you achieve your Invisalign goal if slight modifications are needed after the initial treatment is complete. Once treatment is completed, impressions will be taken for Vivera retainers (which look just like an Invisalign tray). Retainers will need to be worn at night, every night, once treatment is complete.