What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth without traditional metal braces. Invisalign is often referred to as “invisible braces” or “clear braces,” and is essentially a system of removable, custom-made aligners that are created in conjunction with our office. Invisalign has been proven to be a very effective form of treatment for certain (not all) orthodontic cases and is now available from almost 70% of practicing U.S. orthodontists.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
You wear each set of custom-made aligners for about 2 weeks each and remove them only to brush your teeth, floss, eat and drink. As you cycle through these aligners in series, your teeth will move little by little until in the final position that Dr. Karbassi has prescribed. You will visit our office about once every 6 weeks to make sure the treatment is going as planned. Average treatment time is far less than with standard orthodontics. Most patients see their smile corrected in about 9 to 15 months, with an average of 18 to 30 aligners being worn during this period. As all dental work goes, however, these time frames will depend on the individual patient’s case ultimately.
How Are Invisalign® Aligners Made?
The aligners are made through a combination of the expertise of our Port Orchard dental staff and 3-D computer imaging technology.
For more information about Invisalign- contact our office today by calling (360) 876-6388.