Invisalign® – invisible braces are an easy and painless way to straighten teeth; they are especially nice for adults who never had their teeth straightened when they were younger and don’t want a mouth full of metal!
Invisalign uses clear aligners to gradually move your teeth, bringing them into alignment over the course of your treatment. The aligners are custom-made to fit your mouth and are invisible to others. Typically, new aligners are provided weekly, gradually moving your teeth into place.
Treatment generally follows this procedure:
Straight teeth are important for more than esthetic reasons; when your teeth are crooked or your bite isn’t correct, cleaning and flossing may not be able to get to the difficult spots to clean in your mouth. Thus, oral care can be compromised. Invisalign allows for crooked teeth to be straightened, thus keeping your teeth clean is more easily accomplished.
Crooked or overlapping teeth also contribute to gum disease. Beyond the cosmetic benefits of Invisalign, oral health is greatly enhanced by teeth straightening using Invisalign.
Among payment options, many insurance providers cover a significant portion of your cost. Check with your provider to see if coverage for orthodontia covers Invisalign treatment.