Invisalign How Can Invisalign Correct Your Smile? Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom created removable silicone trays. Each tray puts just enough gentle pressure on your teeth to encourage them to shift into their intended position. This orthodontic method is discrete. With these clear plastic aligners, you or your child can see the benefits of straight teeth, without brackets and wires covering your smile during the straightening process. Are Clear Aligners Designed for Minor Adjustments? When Invisalign first came on the market, this straightening method was limited to minor realignments. That has changed. With advances made in the straightening technology, these clear silicone trays can be used to turn teeth, close gaps, and correct problems with the bite. While clear aligners may not be the best option for everyone; it is an excellent option for most. Why Choose Clear Aligners Over Traditional Braces? When deciding which style of braces are best for you, or your child, there are many important points to consider. Many who choose clear plastic orthodontics, do so because these aligners are discreet. The clear aligners are thin and fit smoothly, allowing smiles to shine through. They can also be a good option because: · The trays are removable for eating and oral care · Treatment is comfortable and there is no risk of poking wires · Food choices are not restricted · Teeth remain easy to care for · Tooth movement is predictable and precise Will Orthodontic Treatment Take Longer? Treatment times with Invisalign are getting much faster and do not typically take longer than traditional braces. Invisalign patients are now cutting their treatment times nearly in half thanks to advances in the aligner materials and improved techniques. Patients typically require fewer total appointments and fewer emergency visits. As long as you wear your aligners as recommended, straightening teeth with Invisalign will not take any longer than traditional braces, and could be much faster. Are They More Expensive Than Traditional Braces? Pricing for Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces. You may be pleased to learn that most insurance providers make no distinctions between your orthodontic options, covering all types of braces in the same manner. If Invisalign therapy is the right choice for you, we are happy to support however we can.