What Are Invisalign® Clear Aligners? How Do They Work?

Invisalign Clear Aligners could be a great option for you If you want to enhance your smile with orthodontic treatment. In this blog, our orthodontists at SmileTown Orthodontics Braces & Invisalign share the details about Invisalign Clear Aligners and how they work to improve your smile.

What is Invisalign?

Your Invisalign treatment will include clear aligners (or trays) that are specially made to fit your teeth. The treatment comes in a series that works to gently shift your teeth into their corrected positions. Orthodontists are able to prescribe this treatment to help a variety of misalignments such as overbites, underbites, overcrowding of teeth, and gaps between your teeth.

Invisalign is a great choice for people that are worried about the aesthetics and discomfort associated with traditional metal braces because, Invisalign Clear Aligners are removable, comfortable, and transparent which makes them look almost invisible!

How does Invisalign work?

If you believe you are a candidate for Invisalign schedule a consultation with your orthodontist who will be able to determine if your orthodontic condition can be treated with Invisalign Clear Aligners. If you are eligible for Invisalign® your orthodontist will start developing your customized treatment plan.

The duration of your Invisalign® treatment will depend on the severity of your case, it could take months or years for the aligners to straighten your teeth.

Your orthodontist will begin the process by taking an impression of your teeth so the Invisalign technicians will be able to custom make your aligners to fit your teeth.

When you are wearing your new Invisalign aligners they will shift your teeth into their desired positions by applying consistent gentle pressure. However, they won't be moving all of your teeth at once. Each set in your Invisalign series will work to shift only a few of your teeth at once. This is why you change your aligners every 10 -14 days ( depending on your treatment plan). This method allows every tooth to get the right amount of pressure in the set time frame.

How long is Invisalign treatment?

At the beginning of your treatment, your orthodontist will assess the needs and severity of your misalignment in order to determine how long your treatment will be and how many Invisalign Clear Aligners you will receive in a series.

To book your Invisalign consultation or to find out more about this treatment method contact our orthodontists at SmileTown Orthodontics Braces & Invisalign in Burnaby, Langley, and North Delta.