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Invisalign Clear Braces

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Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you; that means no brackets, bands or wires. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. The best part of the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

The process is simple and rewarding. First, your doctor will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment. With that same technology your doctor will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move throughout the process. Next, you will receive your custom made aligners and begin wearing them. Approximately every two weeks you will change aligners, moving you to the next stage of your treatment. After about a year (time varies case by case) it will be time to reveal that beautiful new smile.

Because the aligners are easily removable your daily activities aren’t limited. Eating with standard braces can be a chore and sometimes restricting, not with the Invisalign aligners, you just simply remove the trays eat whatever you would like and then put them back in. No worrying about food getting stuck between your braces. The removable aligners also mean you don’t need any special equipment to keep your pearly whites clean! Are you active in sports? No more stress about sharp metal brackets cutting your mouth.  So what are you waiting for? Come on in and get fitted for your Invisalign set today.