What Is Invisalign & How Does It Work?

Invisalign is a method for teeth alignment. Many, especially adults, do not like the prospect of wearing metal braces and Invisalign offers an alternative method for straightening teeth that involves tools that are virtually -- you guessed it -- invisible.


So what hardware is involved?

Invisalign treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays which are changed the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration.


And what process is involved?

The dentist will first create an initial treatment plan and then create the personalized aligning trays using the three-dimensional digital images taken of the entire jaw.

Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.


How long do the trays have to be left in?

The aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions, so the treatment duration is patient-controlled.

What kind of bite problems can Invisalign correct?

This treatment can assist with overcrowding, large gaps between teeth, crossbite, overbite, and underbite.