What are Invisalign aligners?
- It is an invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces—no one knows it but you (and us!)
- It uses a series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners; this makes them much more convenient to wear compared to traditional braces.
- It does not require the use of metal wires or brackets—no need to worry about scraping and discomfort.
Invisalign aligners are custom made, clear aligners designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position as prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your teeth at each stage of the treatment plan. After a 3-D scan of your teeth and a precise treatment prescription by your orthodontist, Invisalign creates a sequence of finely calibrated aligners for you. Each aligner is worn for about one or two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually, week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Your orthodontist will closely monitor the treatment progress to ensure that the results are ideal.
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Why is Invisalign Virtual Care great?
- Convenience and flexibility: there are fewer in-person visits leaving which means less time in the car and more time for the things you love
- Communication: patients and parents love the fact that they can communicate with the doctor more frequently; this is especially helpful if they have questions about care or are worried about teen compliance
- Stay connected in the safety of your own home
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that you first see an orthodontist at the age of seven. Chances are that treatment may not be needed so early, but it does allow any issues to be noticed and closely monitored until the ideal moment for beginning treatment arrives. An early evaluation can allow your orthodontist to detect any issues before they become problematic, increase the effectiveness of treatment and possibly prevent more serious orthodontic problems later in life. Some of the benefits of early interceptive (also known as Phase I) orthodontics include:
- Making space for crowded teeth
- Lowering the possibility of tooth trauma
- Preserving space for emerging teeth