Invisalign are clear acrylic aligners designed to straighten your teeth. They fit over your teeth, but they're removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign is far more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results.
We'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3-D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
You'll get a new set of custom-made aligners every couple of weeks, and each successive set is designed to move your teeth a bit more toward the final desired position. Progress is monitored on visits to the doctor about every six weeks.
Depending on the individual, most patients wear Invisalign aligners for 9–15 months, with 18–30 sets typically used over the course of the treatment.
Differences Between Invisalign & Traditional Metal Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that might irritate your mouth. And, because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts.
In fact, the aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water, so you need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces.
To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth each time you eat before putting the aligners back in place. Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires. That’s a definite advantage in terms of your overall oral health.
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It’s also important to commit to wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours each day in order for them to do their job of straightening your teeth. That said, with Invisalign you do have the option of temporarily removing your aligners for special occasions.
As with traditional braces, a retainer is generally recommended following Invisalign treatment in order to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; the doctor can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation at our Las Vegas or Summerlin office to learn more about Invisalign cost, Invisalign Teen for younger patients or orthodontic retainer cost.
Our Invisalign patients come to us from North Las Vegas, Henderson, Centennial Hills, Summerlin Las Vegas and close-by communities.