Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment designed to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. Instead, Invisalign utilizes a series of clear, custom-fitted aligners that are virtually invisible, making them an attractive option for those who want a discreet way to improve their smile. These aligners are made from a proprietary, multi-layer SmartTrack material, which gently and gradually shifts your teeth into place. The aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time.
Invisalign has transformed over 9 million smiles worldwide.
The first step towards achieving a beautiful, straight smile with Invisalign is an initial consultation with Dr. Finney at Springbrook Family Dentistry. During this appointment, Dr. Finney will evaluate your dental health, discuss your smile goals, and determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment option for you. If you're a good candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Finney will then take digital scans of your teeth using state-of-the-art technology, eliminating the need for messy impressions.
Once your digital scans are complete, Elma dentist Dr. Finney will use them to create a precise, personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the exact movements of your teeth and give you a preview of your smile transformation. Your aligners will then be custom-made to fit your teeth and guide them to their desired positions.
After your aligners are ready, you'll start wearing them for 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, brush, and floss. Approximately every one to two weeks, you'll switch to a new set of aligners, which will continue to gradually shift your teeth. You'll also have check-ups with Dr. Finney every six to eight weeks to monitor your progress.
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is the comfort it offers. Unlike traditional braces, which have wires and brackets that can irritate the mouth, Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear.
Invisalign aligners are removable, which means you can take them out to eat, brush, and floss. This not only makes maintaining your oral hygiene easier but also allows you to enjoy all your favorite foods without any restrictions.
Because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, many people won't even notice you're wearing them. This allows you to straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious, boosting your confidence throughout your treatment journey.
Invisalign aligners are clear and almost invisible, making them a highly appealing option for adults and teens who are concerned about the aesthetic impact of traditional metal braces. This discreet nature of Invisalign allows users to undergo orthodontic treatment without drawing attention to their mouths, making it easier to smile confidently in social and professional settings.
With the ease of removing Invisalign aligners, patients can maintain better oral hygiene compared to traditional braces. It's easier to brush and floss effectively, reducing the risk of plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease. Additionally, since there are no brackets or wires, there's less risk of accumulating food particles that can lead to dental issues.
The average Invisalign treatment time is just 12 to 18 months.