Invisalign®

Woman wearing Invisalign®

Invisalign® Overview

Invisalign® treatment involves a series of aligners that gently move your teeth into place over time. The aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic, which makes them comfortable to wear and eliminates irritation to your cheeks and gums.

They are custom made specifically for your teeth and can correct a wide variety of issues, including overcrowding, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Best of all, Invisalign® is virtually invisible, so most people won’t know that you’re wearing them unless you tell them.

Benefits of using Invisalign® include:

  • Invisalign® aligners are smooth and comfortable.
  • The trays are made of clear plastic, making them virtually undetectable.
  • You can eat whatever you want, simply remove the aligners at mealtimes.
  • Invisalign® aligners are easy to clean.

Treatment Process

It is recommended that Invisalign® be worn 20-22 hours per day to achieve optimal results. Approximately every two weeks you will advance to the next phase of your treatment by switching to new aligners.

Throughout the course of your treatment you will have periodic checkups so that your orthodontist can monitor your progress. Once you have completed treatment, you will be advised as to whether retention is needed to lock your new smile in place.

It is important to note that while many dentists have taken brief training courses in order to offer Invisalign® products to their patients, they lack the years of additional education and training required of orthodontists, not to mention the experience that comes with treating orthodontic problems specifically, day in and day out.

Dr. Irwin is not only a Certified Invisalign® Provider, but an orthodontist with nearly 20 years of experience in private practice as well. This means you can trust him to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the best treatment plan for your particular needs.

Invisalign Teen®

teenagers having fun

Invisalign Teen® is revolutionizing the way young people straighten their teeth! This clear aligner system has all of the same benefits of the original—nearly invisible, removable, comfortable—but with some additional features designed specifically for the younger patient:

+ Expansion tabs to allow for erupting molars

+ Extra replacement trays

+ Compliance indicators that fade with wear

For even more information about Invisalign® and Invisalign®Teen aligner therapy, check out the following supplemental blog articles we’ve created on the subject:

Invisalign® FAQ

This article answers many frequently asked questions about Invisalign® treatment, including length of treatment time, whether or not Invisalign® is painful and whether or not it is suitable for children.

Is Invisalign® for You?

This article asks several questions that will help you gauge whether or not Invisalign® is a suitable orthodontic treatment option for you based on your treatment needs, lifestyle and other factors.

5 Reasons to Smile About Invisalign Teen®

As the name suggests, we cover several benefits (reasons to smile) of Invisalign®Teen in this post.

Invisalign v. Invisalign Teen: Marketing Ploy or is There a Difference?

Many people wonder if there’s really any difference between Invisalign® and Invisalign®Teen, other than the name, so we wrote this article to set the record straight on the matter.

Invisalign Results-Before and After Photos

Again, the name of this post is self-explanatory: we share several before and after photos covering a wide range of conditions that were treated with Invisalign® aligner therapy.

Contact us today for your free consultation to determine if Invisalign® or Invisalign Teen® is right for you or your child. We will go over the treatment process and associated costs with you in more detail, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Additional Invisalign® Resources

Invisalign® website

Invisalign Teen®

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