What is Invisalign®

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Invisalign - The Latest in Orthodontics

What is Invisalign®?

• Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.

• Invisalign® uses a series of clear removable aligners (pictured to the left) to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.

• Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of all U.S. orthodontists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign®.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

• You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

• As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your orthodontist has prescribed.

• You'll visit your orthodontist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

• Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

Why Invisalign®?

Invisalign® can help you get the great smile you've always wanted because it's...

• Invisible, so no one can tell you're straightening your teeth. Now you can smile during treatment as well as after.

• Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment; plus brushing and flossing are no problem.

• Comfortable, because it has not metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal brackets and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.

Who it work for?

Invisalign® Can Work for You...

• A vast majority of adults and adolescents can be treated with Invisalign®

Invisalign® treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, space closure, narrow arches, relapse, anterior intrusion, and limited treatment cases.

• Although only an Invisalign® certified orthodontist can determine if Invisalign is right for you, there's a quick way to tell if you might be a candidate.

Take a look at some of the past Invisalign patients in what case can Invisalign treat?

Dr. Cao Huu Tien DDS, MSD Invisalign® certificate form USA

How does Invisalign® compare with other visible orthodontic systems?

Look at the chart below to see how Invisalign® compares to other treatment options. This Invisalign comparison chart is clearly evident that Invisalign outperforms other aligners. When it comes to creating beautiful smiles, Invisalign® is the clear winner.

Invisalign®Metal BracesVeneers
How it works?Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.Metal braces use wires and brackets to pressure your teeth into straighter alignmentLaminates that are bonded to teeth to cover up imperfections./td>
InvisibleYes
No
N/a
RemovableYes
No
N/a
ComfortableYes
No
N/a
No metal or brackets to irritate your mouthYes
No
N/a
Does not require grinding to remove tooth enamelYes
No
No
Does not require costly replacementYesN/a
No
Able to brush and floss normally during treatmentYes
No
N/a