Choose the nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth
Very few people have naturally straight teeth. And for years, braces were the only option. Until now. Introducing Invisalign. A revolutionary new way to straighten teeth-without braces.
Invisalign uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. So it's really hard for people to tell you’re wearing Invisalign, even up close. Invisalign can give you the smile you've always wanted without the braces you’ve always avoided.
No braces. Nothing to hold you back.
Because there are no metal wires and brackets, Invisalign is comfortable. And because it's removable, eating, brushing and flossing are no problem. You can still enjoy your favorite foods and smile without holding back. With Invisalign, there's nothing to hide.
The latest technology makes it possible.
Upon an initial examination, Dr. Mike will decide if Invisalign is right for you. Dr. Mike will write a treatment plan and take an impression of your teeth, which are submitted to Invisalign. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign carefully translates Dr. Mike's instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners. You then wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, moving your teeth gradually - week by week, millimeter by millimeter - until you've achieved the intended result: straighter teeth. Generally, you visit Dr. Mike no more often than you would with braces and the length of treatment is about the same.
Frequently Asked Questions:
The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of your particular case, which determines the number of aligners you will need. You'll wear each aligner for two weeks. So generally there may be as many as 48 in the series, or as few as 12. Only Dr. Mike can determine the length of your treatment.
Invisalign only works while you are wearing the aligners. We recommend that you wear your aligners full-time, day and night except to eat, brush and floss your teeth or as directed by Dr. Mike.
In general, no. Unlike traditional orthodontics, you can usually eat and drink whatever you desire, because you remove your aligners. Thus, there is no need to restrict your consumption of any of your favorite snacks, unless instructed otherwise by Dr. Mike.
Dr. Mike will schedule regular appointments, usually about once every six weeks. This is the only way your doctor can be sure that the treatment is progressing as planned.
Like all orthodontic treatments.
Most people experience tooth soreness for a few days after starting each new stage. This is normal. It is a sign that the Invisalign aligners are working - sequentially moving your teeth to their final destination. This soreness should gradually go away a couple of days after you insert the new aligner in the series. If it doesn't, you should promptly call Dr. Mike.