Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment method that offers the benefits of braces without metal and wires. Invisalign can correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues including crooked teeth, gaps, crowding and bite issues. Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for each patient using an impression of your teeth. These clear aligners fit snugly over the teeth and are virtually invisible. You will change to the next aligner in the series approximately every two weeks. Aligners are worn 22 hours per day and are only removed to eat, brush and floss. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them if necessary. Each aligner applies just the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. Each case is different, but typically, treatment lasts about one to two years. Invisalign offers many advantages over traditional metal braces. For one, the aligners can be removed at any time allowing you to eat and drink what you like. Since you can pop out the aligners, you can brush and floss as you normally would, making it much easier to keep teeth and gums healthy during treatment compared to traditional braces. Possibly best of all, when you correct your teeth with Invisalign, it’s virtually impossible for others to notice! Invisalign is also a great option for athletes who play contact sports as they do not present the same injury risks as metal braces. If you would like to learn more about the advantages of Invisalign and how they can improve your smile, please call us today to schedule an appointment.