Invisalign is quickly becoming a far more popular and attractive alternative to the metal braces which have been traditionally used. Invisalign slowly straightens a patients teeth through the use of a series of custom made clear trays that apply a carefully controlled amount of force on them.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign trays are almost impossible to see but can still produce the same great results as metal braces. A great feature of the Invisalign trays is that they are removable which makes flossing, brushing, drinking and eating much easier. Invisalign costs can vary depending on the individuals needs and how complex the correction will be. Fortunately, most insurance will cover Invisalign to the same level as the traditional metal braces.
The first step in the Invisalign process is when your dentist makes a mold of your teeth to design your trays. Every 2 weeks, the patient switches trays which slowly move the teeth in to the desired position. A visit to the dental office is required every 6 weeks of the treatment to monitor progress. After the treatment has been completed, the patient will be need to use a retainer to maintain the smile.