Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that are custom-molded to fit your teeth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth to a smile you will be proud to show off.
Having a confident smile can change everything and Invisalign makes the decision easy since you can get a stunning smile without most people even noticing you are going through the treatment. So start on the right track today by finding out more about what Invisalign can do for you.
• You can remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss
• Change aligners every two weeks
• Your teeth move little by little
• You don’t have to smile with metal braces in your mouth
• Results often in 6 months to 1 year
Why people prefer Invisalign:
The convenience and ease of use of the Invisalign system have made it the choice of over one million people. With Invisalign:
• most people won't notice you are in treatment
• it will not disrupt your lifestyle
• no metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth
Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces, has been chosen by over 1,000,000 people who want amazing smiles.
How will Invisalign effectively move my teeth?
Like brackets and arch wires are to braces, Invisalign aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force. The main difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by Dr. Elyassi as he maps out your unique Invisalign treatment plan.
How long will treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by your doctor; however the average case takes about 12 months
Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign
A number of Invisalign patients have undergone previous treatment involving braces at some point in their past, often during their youth. Invisalign can usually correct the shifting that occurs after braces and patients can do so without having to go through the trauma and social awkwardness of wearing metal braces.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are practically clear. Most people won’t even notice that you're wearing these virtually invisible "braces," making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions with others. Invisalign is removable. Unlike braces, you have the flexibility to eat and drink what you want during treatment by simply removing the aligners. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. Unlike braces, there are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth and since your office visits (during treatment) don't involve metal or wire adjustments, you'll spend less time in the dental chair. Invisalign also allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
What are aligners made of and what do they look like?
The virtually-invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material, are uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan and look similar to tooth-whitening trays. Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you and only you to move your teeth in the sequence determined by Dr. Elyassi.
Do Invisalign aligners contain Bisphenol-A (BPA)?
No. Invisalign aligners and Vivera Retainers do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalate plasticizers. These aligners and retainers are made with USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins. Tests have been conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials and it has been shown that they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth. Of course, as with any dental device, you should consult with Dr. Elyassi about your aligner or retainer treatment and any applicable risks of use.
Will Invisalign treatment be painful?
While Invisalign moves your teeth without the pain and anxiety of metal braces, some people will experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It's also a sign that Invisalign is working as it moves your teeth to its final destination. This discomfort typically goes away after a couple of days of each new stage of treatment.
How often must I see Dr. Elyassi during the Invisalign process?
Recommendations differ from patient to patient but usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits are to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
What happens after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?
This varies from person to person and depends on the outcome of the treatment. Some patients might need a positioner or conventional retainer. Other patients might need a clear plastic retainer similar to the make of Invisalign. Dr. Elyassi will discuss your options to ensure that your teeth are staying in their new perfect position and to prevent your teeth from moving again.