What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses up-to-date technologies to straighten teeth through using a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners. These are virtually invisible and fit tightly over the teeth, gradually moving them into positions predetermined by your dentist. There are no metal brackets or wires, and the aligners can be removed for eating and for brushing and flossing. It is a good way to straighten your teeth with minimal disruption to daily life. Invisalign could be a good choice if your career requires you to interact with the public or to hold a lot of meetings or speak in public, as the system is so discreet that most people will be unaware you are straightening your teeth.
Who Can Use Invisalign?
Invisalign is suitable for many adults and some teenagers and is designed to correct the most common orthodontic problems. Patient compliance is important as the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours each day in order for treatment to be completed within the predicted timeframe.
Treatment times can vary according to type of Invisalign system used and the problems requiring correction, but typically takes around one year to complete. Afterwards retainers must be worn to hold the teeth in their new positions.