Invisalign® for Adults
Invisalign®: Smile with Confidence Even During Treatment
Are you considering braces but wish you could straighten your smile without the look of braces? Invisalign® is a clear and removable alternative to braces that will give you the smile you’ve always wanted – without braces. Invisalign is barely visible, you can feel confident knowing that when people look at you, all they will see is a brilliant smile.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® consists of a series of clear removable aligners that are a popular alternative to conventional braces. Aligners are fabricated with the use of 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective solution to a straighter smile and correcting bite issues.
Doctors Floreani, O’Toole & Dool can help you determine if Invisalign® will best fit your individual needs. Please contact our office to schedule a FREE consultation and learn more about how we can help you achieve your straight smile.
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® for adults consists of a series of clear, smooth, plastic trays that fit onto your teeth. The trays are worn for at least 22 hours every day. The process begins with an in-depth analysis of your mouth and jaw. Next, the orthodontists will determine your ideal smile and reconstruct it digitally, which will ultimately be achieved using the customized alignment trays. A progressive series of Invisalign® aligners will gradually guide your teeth into precisely the right position. The process is very similar to other forms of orthodontic braces, but without the wires and brackets. With Invisalign, a new alignment tray is inserted every 2 weeks, and with every tray you are one step closer to achieving your perfect smile. Invisalign® is most effective for those with crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite.
Is Invisalign® suited for me?
Wondering if you would make a good candidate? Invisalign® is mainly suitable to address the following issues:
- Mild to moderate crowding
- Spaced teeth
- Deep overbite
This treatment is effective for adults and teens, but not all dental issues can be treated effectively this way. One of your local orthodontics specialists at Floreani, O’Toole & Dool Orthodontists can determine if this treatment is the best fit for you.
Benefits of Invisalign®
In addition to being nearly invisible, Invisalign® for adults is also a very comfortable option. The aligners are made from a plastic-based material and are specifically designed to hug your teeth without causing discomfort. They are great for people in public-speaking, business, or those with high esthetic demands. As well, they are much more hygienic than traditional braces. To clean, simply remove the trays, and brush/ floss your teeth as usual. The aligners themselves can be cleaned with a special cleanser or by brushing and rinsing. Once clean, put them back in your mouth. Because these aligners are removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want. Simply remove the trays, eat/drink your favourite snacks, clean your teeth, and pop them back in!
Pros and Cons of Invisalign®
Pros | Clear. No diet restrictions. Removable. Comfortable. Easy to clean.
Cons | Not for serious or complex dental problems. Only available for adults and teenagers. Potentially longer treatment.
How long does treatment last?
While the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 15 and 30. The total treatment time typically ranges from 9 to 15 months, but both can vary depending on the case.