In fact, no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them. By using a series of clear removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes.
Invisalign is comfortable to wear and it doesn’t require you to change your busy lifestyle. You visit your dentist every month or two to check your progression and get a new set of aligners. Average treatment time is about a year, but varies depending on how much movement is needed. Because aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods while brushing and flossing normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
We hate to boast but we have exceptional experience and have successfully treated hundreds of patients…
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What is involved in getting my teeth straightened? Am I too old?
We’ve successfully treated many patients of all ages. So far, our oldest Invisalign patients are a lovely couple in their 80s! Many patients are parents whose kids have “left the nest” and are now doing something nice for themselves.
Bracket and wire traditional braces have always been the main option. The still work well and are an excellent way to move teeth. But not everyone loves their look.
Invisalign (clear aligner therapy) is becoming more and more popular, and we have a broad experience with treating many patients.
How does Invisalign work?
Essentially you wear clear, fairly invisible aligners on your teeth. The aligners look similar to a retainer you might have seen people have after braces, or a bleaching tray. These are custom designed by us using CAD/CAM software and then 3D printed. Each aligner is worn for around 1 – 2 weeks, each one making slight modifications to the position of your teeth. The aligners are essentially worn ALL the time. They are removed for eating and cleaning your teeth only.
Does it hurt to have braces or Invisalign?
As someone who’s had both braces and Invisalign, I can tell you honestly that with both there is some discomfort, mostly at the start of treatment. Invisalign is a little more gentle (in my experience).
Moving teeth is a bit like push starting a car – it takes a fair amount of force to get things going, but once they’re moving, things move fairly easily.
It is generally not “painful”, but a bit uncomfortable for short periods of time.