Very few people have naturally straight teeth and for years braces were the only option. Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten your teeth without braces. So invisible, you’ll be the only one that knows. Invisalign uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires, so it’s really hard for people to tell you’re wearing Invisalign, even up close.
The aligners are made through a combination of your orthodontist’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology. You wear the aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Each aligner is replaced with a new one every 2 weeks and as you replace the aligners with the next one in the series, your teeth will move, little-by-little, week-by-week, until they straighten to the final position your dentist has prescribed. You will have to visit a dentist who does Invisalign work about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30.