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What is Invisalign and How Does it Work?
Invisalign is a removable orthodontic appliance that uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth.
Each Invisalign aligner makes slight tooth movements. Every one or two weeks you will be given a new Invisalign aligner to wear, which continues the teeth straightening process. As with traditional braces, treatment with Invisalign can last anywhere from six months to a few years, depending on the complexity of the case.
Invisalign uses the latest cutting edge 3-D computer technology to help create the customized aligners you wear. The first step is to determine what parts of your mouth require correction. The second step involves capturing a 3d image of your teeth with a intra-oral scanner. This helps Invisalign create the aligners you need. There is a clear and customized treatment plan for each patient. Depending on your treatment, you could get anywhere from 10 to 40 sets of aligners.
Each aligner is worn for about two weeks, but you can take it off when you are eating, brushing or flossing. The idea is to replace the old aligners by the new ones that are bringing gradually your teeth in a better position. The changes are incremental and sometimes hard to notice, but you will eventually see the huge difference these aligners make to how your teeth look. The doctor recommends you come in for a visit every 8 to 12 weeks to make sure everything is proceeding in the right manner.
Invisalign is not for everyone, but our orthodontist will perform an initial consultation and see if you are a candidate for the treatment. If you were worried about how your smile looked, but did not want traditional braces, visit Orthodontic Experts in Chicago Pilsen to talk about how you can get your smile back through Invisalign!