Invisalign is a series of clear aligners custom-made for your teeth. Every 2 weeks, the patient will switch to the next series of clear trays so Invisalign will move your teeth gradually.
Your Invisalign Doctor will create a unique treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your Invisalign Doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit properly.
Invisalign Treatment starts with a consultation with an Invisalign-trained Doctor. Your Doctor will evaluate your smile and then map out a precise, customized digital treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. Once you approve your plan, your unique Invisalign aligners will be created. You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, changing to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks, as directed by your doctor. Each set of Invisalign aligners will gently and gradually shift your teeth into place, according to your treatment plan, until you reach your beautiful new smile!
Depending on the complexity of your case, you could complete your treatment in as little as 6 months. But you’ll start seeing results in a matter of just weeks.
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign Treatment.
Yes, you can remove your Invisalign aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. You can take them off for special occasions, like a wedding, job interview, or for playing your favorite sport or instrument. Your doctor will tell you how long to wear your aligners each day, but typically people wear their Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours a day to get the best results.
None! Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions at all (Hello, Popcorn!). With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you, unfortunately, can’t enjoy because they can damage or get stuck in your braces.