Invisalign works in much the same way as metal braces, but without the metal brackets and hardware. The Invisalign systems use small “trays” or mouthguards made of hard plastic that snap onto your teeth.
After an impression is made of your teeth a computer program is used to create impressions that involve the gradual movement of the teeth over a specific period of time.
It takes each tray approximately two to four weeks to achieve the desired shift and then you start with the next tray.
If the teeth need longer time to adapt to their new position, the length of time each tray is worn can be increased as needed. It’s as simple as that.
Several trays are used in an Invisalign treatment plan, and each one is clear and can be removed when you eat or need to brush your teeth.
The Invisalign system offers maximum benefits with minimal discomfort. The Invisalign trays snap firmly on and off of the teeth. They can also be removed at mealtimes or when you’re ready to brush your teeth.
One of the most popular benefits of the Invisalign system is that the trays can be worn without being noticed. The clear plastic structure makes them almost invisible. The Invisalign system is an ideal choice if you want results without discomfort or constant care. Dr. Gundersen will discuss all of your options with you at your first appointment to ensure you have the information you need.
The length of an Invisalign treatment depends totally on the individual, but most plans range in length from 12 to 24 months. In some cases, a second treatment plan may be added if Dr. Gundersen needs to further adjust the teeth.
Dr. Gundersen offers the Invisalign system to give you the straight teeth you desire without sacrificing your appearance, pain and discomfort. He looks forward to discussing the benefits of the Invisalign system or any other dental concerns you have.
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