How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a state of the art orthodontic treatment using computer technology and 3D imaging to map your perfect smile. The computer will help Dr. Firouzian design a series of invisible mouth trays, or aligners, that will lead you to the final result. Approximately, every two weeks you move to the next series of trays, which move the teeth the direction they need to go to reach your smile goal.

Is Invisalign better than traditional orthodontia?

There are some cases, especially with serious structural alignment issues where traditional orthodontia is recommended. However, for most alignment needs, Invisalign offers a hassle-free option for mild to moderate orthodontia. It is especially well suited for adults who do not want to go through the aggravations and loss of aesthetics encountered with regular braces.

Do I have to wear the Invisalign aligners all the time?

If you want to get to your goal in the shortest amount of time, then you should wear your Invisalign aligners all day every day. There are three times when you may remove the aligners:

  • Eating
  • Brushing
  • Flossing

When worn on schedule, you can step to the next tray in your series in approximately two weeks.

Will people notice that I am wearing Invisalign?

The clear plastic is hardly noticeable when the braces are being worn. All people will see is your typical smile. There are handy carrying cases for storage when you are eating out in public and want to remove your braces discreetly before your meal.

How does Invisalign work?

Every individual is different and the length of time is dependent on the severity of the corrections needed and your ability to stick to the schedule. In most cases, there are between 20 and 30 separate trays that you step through to get to your smile goal. This translates to approximately one year of wearing Invisalign clear braces, substantially less than traditional orthodontia.

To get answers to all your questions about Invisalign clear braces, please contact Columbus, Ohio cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Firouzian today.