What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic trays. Each tray pushes your teeth slightly closer to their optimal position in your mouth. You wear each clear aligner tray for a certain amount of time before progressing to the next tray. The final tray moves your teeth into their final position for an attractive smile with straight teeth – all without the use of unsightly metal wires and brackets of traditional braces.
How Can Invisalign Help Me?
Invisalign may be right for you if you are an adult or teenager who wants straighter teeth but does not want to wear traditional braces. You might be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have:
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Overbite – in which your upper jaw overlaps your lower jaw
- Underbite – in which the teeth in your lower jaw protrude past the teeth in your upper jaw
- Crossbite – in which a tooth is too far outward towards your check or too far inward towards your tongue to meet with your other teeth when you close your mouth
What Can I Expect?
A better smile with Invisalign starts with a professional dental consultation with Leisure Dental. During your appointment, Dr. Haggerty will examine your teeth and show you what Invisalign can do for you. Dr. Haggerty performs a precise scan using digital technology to create a map of your mouth – no goopy putty required! Next, we will map out a custom-treatment plan just for you. This treatment plan includes the series of clear aligner trays that move your teeth in the right direction.
Highly trained technicians create your custom-made aligner trays and send them to you in the mail. Wear each set of aligners 20 to 22 hours each day and switch to the new aligners every one to two weeks, as directed by Dr. Haggerty.