What is Invisalign?

Invisalign logoAfter seeing people go through the difficult procedure of having their teeth caged behind metal braces, Align Technologies in 1999 introduced the world to Invisalign. They incorporated invisibility and alignment into one single orthodontic appliance that would allow dental professionals to give their patients the most comfortable way of having their teeth straightened. The nearly invisible plastic is designed to perfectly match your teeth. Because of the various benefits of Invisalign, it is now the world’s leading method for treating misaligned teeth.

A woman smiling showing the difference between Invisalign and braces

How Do Invisalign Clear Braces Work?

At Excellence in Dentistry, we start the procedure by getting a 3D scan of your teeth. After this, we use a special software to preview the final positioning of your teeth which allows us to design a custom and comprehensive Invisalign treatment plan specific to you. We will then share a 3D model of how your teeth will look once the treatment is completed before you start treatment. Patients love to see a glimpse of their future smile!

After the designing phase, we will send the approved design to the lab where the Invisalign aligners will be created. These aligners will be worn over the course of one to two years and your time frame for treatment will be determined by the total number of aligners you require. These aligners will be changed out every two weeks for the entire duration of your treatment. However, you will only need to visit us approximately every six weeks so we can monitor your alignment changes and stay updated on your progress.

A hassle-free, nearly invisible and removable orthodontic treatment option — now that should put a smile on your face! So, why the wait, give us a call at (907) 349-0022 and reserve some time with Excellence in Dentistry today!