Invisalign® straightens teeth to give you the confidence of a great smile. Using a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners, Invisalign gently and gradually moves your teeth based on the treatment plan prescribed by your orthodontist. There are no wires or brackets, so you’ll have confidence in your smile during and after treatment. In fact, most people won’t even know you’re wearing Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can eat whatever you want and easily brush and floss as you normally would.
You’ll visit your orthodontist or dentist every 6-8 weeks and on average. Invisalign treatment takes less than a year.
The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of Invisalign aligners are custom-made for you to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving onto the next set of aligners in your treatment plan.
It is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them for eating or drinking, brushing, and flossing.
Invisalign aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.
Because medical benefits differ from policy to policy, you should review your personal coverage plan and check with your insurance provider. In general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces. See our [Affordability] page for more details on paying for orthodontics.
Yes. Over 1.5 million patients with a wide variety of dental challenges have been treated with Invisalign. Invisalign was developed with orthodontists and has been used in practices worldwide.
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