Invisalign is a brace system designed to straighten teeth. The aligners are invisible to the casual observer and comfortable to wear. To date, over two million patients worldwide have been effectively treated using the Invisalign system.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an FDA approved alternative to metal braces designed and manufactured by Align Technology Inc. and made for teens and adults. They are custom made of a clear thermoplastic material to fit the bottom portion of the patient’s teeth. The aligners are smooth and contain no metal or ceramic that can irritate cheeks and gums the way that standard metal braces do. Bisphenol-A, BPA, is not an ingredient in the thermoplastic used to make the aligners.
How Does Invisalign Move Teeth?
Each Invisalign tray uses gentle pressure over a period of time which results in moving your teeth into the desired position. We will plan the exact amount of movement desired over the course of your treatment. Invisalign results can be seen at every stage of treatment.
How Does Invisalign Work Invisalign results?
If we determine that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we will make x-rays and impressions of your teeth and turned into 3-D images that we will use to map out your treatment plan.
A series of aligners will be custom made for you to wear. A new set is worn every two weeks. You will come to our office approximately every eight to ten weeks for a check up during the treatment period. Although every case is unique, treatment is generally completed within six to fifteen months.
Invisalign is appropriate for teen use if the patient’s baby teeth have been lost and the second molars have at least partially came in. Invisalign Teen reviews have shown that teenagers prefer clear aligners over standard braces. The invisible braces review noted that teens’ confidence was boosted because most of their friends did not notice they were wearing the aligners.
Also, Invisalign Teen Costs are generally comparable to traditional metal braces. Most dental insurance also covers a percentage of the cost of Invisalign the same as it does for other types of braces. Our office will review your insurance and let you know what payment options are available to you.
We have offices in West Spartanburg, East Spartanburg, Duncan, Union and Gaffney. Contact us today to see if you or your teen is a candidate for these wonderful clear aligners and the most popular alternative to braces.