Invisalign® is a faster, easier alternative to traditional braces. Popular with teenagers and adults, this method straightens teeth with clear plastic aligners that are invisible to the eye and removable for cleaning and eating. Most patients can complete treatment in under a year, about half the time of traditional braces, and without the pain and hygienic issues associated with metal wire. The dentist creates a series of custom aligners to suit individual needs and gradually move teeth into optimal position. Invisalign® is an effective alternative for most people, including those with serious overcrowding or gaps in their teeth and overbite/underbite problems.
How does Invisalign Treatment Work?
Your Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for you. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth.
Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time.
When you change to the next set of aligners (typically every week) your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out by your doctor.
Only Invisalign clear aligners are made of proprietary, multilayer SmartTrack® material to gently shift your teeth into place.