Dental Procedures | Invisalign

Invisalign - Clear Invisible Braces for all Ages

If youíre looking for a way to beautifully straighten your teeth without the use of traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers a convenient alternative. It is a virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without anyone even knowing youíre having any type of treatment done. Invisalign uses a series of clear, comfortable and removable aligners to straighten teeth without metal wires or brackets. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Many patients in their late twenties and early thirties come in complaining that they once had perfectly straight teeth, and now they donít. Today there is a discreet way to straighten teeth with Invisalign. Invisalign can correct crooked or misaligned teeth with a series of clear plastic removable appliances that look like bleaching trays. Impressions are taken of your teeth to create 18 to 30 sets of aligning trays that incrementally move your teeth into the desired position. Each set is worn for about two weeks and removed only for eating and hygiene, before switching into the next set.

Cases can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Some complex cases may not respond as well and may need traditional braces. Not every patient is willing to undergo orthodontics, so Lumineers may be another option, especially if teeth are discolored or malformed. Often, Invisalign is used in conjunction with Lumineers to move the teeth into correct positions before putting Lumineers on. Another option is wearing Invisalign on the bottom teeth and having porcelain veneers done on the top teeth.

To keep teeth straight, we recommend wearing a retainer for life. If you do not, chances are great that relapsing will occur. Your last set of Invisalign trays can serve as your retainer for some time and a traditional retainer can be made when necessary. Case fees range from $6,500 to $8,500 depending on how long youíll be wearing the trays and how much mov ement is needed

Because the aligners are removable, Invisalign offers improved hygiene over metal braces because patients can easily brush and floss as they normally would, preventing the chance of tooth decay. Typically, the entire Invisalign procedure lasts about nine to twelve months and with the aligners being conveniently removable and nearly invisable, Invisalign can easily find a place within your lifestyle.