Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of removable aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics.
Dr. Salaita will work with Invisalign® to create a virtually simulated treatment plan for the alignment of your teeth and correction of your bite. These precise treatment instructions are then translated into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place as you change aligners every two weeks. For best results, aligners need to be worn 22 hours/day and are only taken out to eat, brush and floss. To enable the most efficient tooth movement, tooth colored attachments or buttons are bonded to certain teeth based on desired movements. These attachments allow the aligners to more effectively grab onto certain teeth and move them accordingly. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you are straightening your teeth.
During your complimentary consultation, you and Dr. Salaita will discuss your case in detail to determine if Invisalign® is right for your individual needs. This will also be your opportunity to ask any questions about Invisalign, costs, dental/orthodontic insurance, or any other concerns.
If you want to learn more about Invisalign and how it works, please visit the Invisalign Homepage.