Invisalign braces are fast becoming more popular than traditional metal braces as the treatment option of choice to straighten teeth. Invisalign can only be used on patients that have all of their adult teeth, so they are recommended for adults and older adolescents. Because they are clear and therefore virtually invisible, they are cosmetically infinitely more appealing than traditional metal braces. They are also removable, so you can take them out to eat, brush and floss, which is another advantage over metal braces.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign consists of a series of computer-designed aligners that work to gradually align your teeth into the desired positions. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks. When you first get an aligner, you will notice that it does not quite fit your teeth. That is because it is designed to move your teeth into different positions. After two weeks, your aligner will feel loose, which means that it is time to move to a new aligner.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign is not right for everyone, and only a knowledgeable, trained orthodontist can tell you whether or not you would benefit from this treatment.
Dr. LaVacca refers patients who want to know more about Invisalign to Dr. Manal Ibrahim. Dr. Ibrahim is an Invisalign Elite Top 1% Provider—she has successfully treated many patients with Invisalign—and she is among the Top 1 % Invisalign providers in North America. Learn more about Invisalign through Dr. Ibrahim’s website.