approved Invisalign is the “invisible” way to
straighten your teeth without wearing conventional metal braces. Invisalign
uses a series of clear, removable custom-made aligners to move your teeth.
Because you remove your aligners before you eat and drink, there are
no food restrictions or problems with flossing or brushing. This technology
is also more comfortable, avoiding the mouth abrasions that can be caused
by the metal and wires of conventional braces. And this technology is
also more convenient, since you are likely to spend less time in the
doctor’s office getting adjustments.
Invisalign uses 3-D
computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan, from
the initial teeth positioning to the desired final positioning.
This 3-D imaging allows you to preview the final positioning of your teeth before
you start treatment. Custom-made aligners are created based on the imaging information.
Each of these aligners moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about 2 weeks.
Typically, you will visit your dentist once every 6 weeks for “progress
reports.” Not every situation can be treated with Invisalign, so
call the office to get an evaluation to see if you can be helped with this new
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