Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office and see Dr. Jeanette Coutin-Gentry to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Dr. Coutin is an Invisalign Certified Preferred Provider with many years of experience with Invisalign.
After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer Invisalign technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
While the results may appear the same—a confident, beautiful smile—when you stop and actually compare Invisalign® to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages become quite apparent. Knowing the pros and cons of each option ahead of time will help you make a more confident decision.
-Invisalign Advantages over Braces –
|Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite.|
|Straightens your teeth.|
|Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy.|
|Lets you remove the device when you want.|
|Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening.|
|Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health.|
|Consists of smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums.|
|Frees up your busy schedule, with office visits only every four to six weeks.|
|Invisalign Teen®: Provides up to six free replacement aligners if lost or broken.*|