Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the use of metal braces.
Using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, Invisalign depicts your complete treatment plan, from the initial position of your teeth to the final desired position.
A series of aligners are designed specifically for you. These custom-made clear braces cover your teeth and gently pull them into the proper position over time.
Because they are clear and can be taken on and off, they are less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
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 clear aligners.
Because they are removable you can eat whatever you want and easily brush and floss as you normally would.
You’ll visit our practice every 4-6 weeks and on average, Invisalign treatment takes less than a year.
How do Invisalign clear aligner braces work?
The virtually invisible aligners are made of a thermoplastic material and a series of aligners are custom made for you, to move your teeth in a sequence determined by your orthodontist. Each set of aligners are worn for approximately two weeks.
How often do I need to wear my Invisalign clear aligners?
It is recommended to wear our aligners for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them for eating or drinking and brushing.
Will Invisalign affect my speech?
Your aligners may temporarily affect your speech and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to the aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners will disappear.
What is Invisalign Teen?
This is a type of clear aligner treatment for developing patients who have a mixture of adult and baby teeth. This technology allows for the developing adult teeth to have space to erupt and aligns the teeth as they are developing.
Most people want to improve their smile but think that traditional, metal braces are the only option. With Invisalign clear braces there are no metal brackets or wire to detract from your smile while undergoing treatment.
With Invisalign clear braces, your teeth can be comfortable, beautiful, and precisely aligned. Whether you are a parent exploring orthodontic treatment for your teenager, or an adult who has put off treatment for years, Invisalign is an effective and discreet solution.
Call us here in O’Keeffe Orthodontics to discuss your options.