Invisalign


How Invisalign Works

Overview

How does Invisalign Treatment Work?

Your Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for you. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. When you change to the next set of aligners (typically every week) your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out by your doctor. Only Invisalign clear aligners are made of proprietary, multilayer SmartTrack® material to gently shift your teeth into place.

Treatment Process

Treatable Cases

Is Invisalign® treatment appropriate for you? For the majority of cases, the answer is yes. Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to complex. And, we’re continuously innovating to expand that range and get even better results.
These are some common concerns doctors treat with Invisalign clear aligners:

Living with Invisalign Aligners

One of the best things about Invisalign® treatment is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Since the aligners are so comfortable, you should be able to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort. Here are some comments from people going through treatment:

Actual Results

When considering Invisalign or braces, before and after pictures can be an important part of the decision-making process. If you're curious about how effectively Invisalign can treat your case, take a look at a few success stories of previous Invisalign patients. Each of these individuals had their own unique orthodontic and dental issues that were successfully treated with Invisalign.

Vivera Retainers from the Makers of Invisalign

It took time, effort, and investment to create your confident and beautiful smile. To make sure it lasts, consider Vivera®retainers from the makers of Invisalign®. Whether you’ve used Invisalign or traditional wire braces, you can benefit from Vivera retainers.

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Vivera Retainers from the Makers of Invisalign

It took time, effort, and investment to create your confident and beautiful smile. To make sure it lasts, consider Vivera®retainers from the makers of Invisalign®. Whether you’ve used Invisalign or traditional wire braces, you can benefit from Vivera retainers.

Invisalign Clear Aligners Other types of braces Other Clear Aligners
Treats simple to complex cases
Proprietary SmartTrack® material for more predictable,
controlled tooth movements 1
Virtually invisible
Removable aligners so you can enjoy all the foods and activities
you love, and brush and floss easily
No injuries due to broken wires or brackets
Easier to see results at every stage of treatment
Frees up your busy schedule with
office visits only every four to six weeks
Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans2
Teens in treatment are 2x more likely to have a boost in self-esteem 3
Blue indicator dots for teens to monitor compliance
Invisalign Teen Guarantee: If unsatisfied with treatment within the
first six months, switch to braces at no additional cost4

Comfort & Convenience

Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that Invisalign® treatment lets you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign aligners, you don't need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause.
Invisalign aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they're also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like. With other devices, brushing and flossing properly can often take up to 30 minutes!
Special occasion coming up? No problem — just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you're ready. Of course, even when you're wearing them, most people won't even know you're going through treatment, because they are virtually invisible! Invisalign treatment is also ideal for your busy schedule, with fewer doctor visits required (approximately every six weeks).

Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.1 Think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it's not a healthy one. Fortunately, with Invisalign®, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand.

Adults

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