A revolutionary method for straightening teeth, Invisalign was developed by two Stanford University graduate students who wanted to design an alternative to traditional metal braces. Rising in popularity over the years—especially among adults and teens, Invisalign is one of the most comfortable and inconspicuous methods for achieving a straight smile available today. In addition to offering the latest orthodontic treatments, our orthodontist is proud to offer Invisalign to patients throughout our community.
What is Invisalign exactly?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that straightens teeth over time. This system can correct gapped and crooked teeth along with improving bite misalignments such as over bites and under bites. Although Invisalign can achieve the same results as traditional metal and wire braces, their design is quite distinctive. Consisting of soft, plastic aligners that resemble retainers, a series of Invisalign oral appliances are worn in succession to slowly move teeth to straighter positions.
Every few weeks, patients will receive a new set of aligners. New sets of aligners are slightly tighter than the set worn the previous weeks. Each set of aligners is custom designed to apply gentle force to the teeth to facilitate tooth movement.
What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign?
The most distinct benefit of choosing Invisalign is the fact that these clear braces are very discreet and far less noticeable than traditional braces. Moreover, aligners are made from soft and comfortable plastic materials so that the oral tissue in the mouth will not scrape against the oral appliances. Aligners are removable as well; this is especially advantageous for enjoying your favorite foods and cleaning your teeth with ease.
What if I have had braces before?
Some patients who undergo Invisalign treatment have had previous orthodontic care. Sometimes, when the wisdom teeth come in during early adulthood, teeth can become crowded or overlapped, thus reversing previous orthodontic results. This is a common reason patients who have already received braces may choose to regain a straighter smile through Invisalign.
To learn more, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with our skilled team at Bunn Orthodontic Group.