Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic system that uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth. The Invisalign system can help correct mild to moderate spacing problems, and can also fix small gaps, crowded teeth, protruding teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
Because the system’s special aligners are removable and nearly invisible, you can take them out when you need to eat and drink, or brush and floss your teeth, and no one can easily tell when you’re wearing them.
Invisalign is backed by over 20 years of clinical research and has been used to treat more than four million patients.
Invisalign uses advanced 3D imaging technology to create a series of custom aligners that fit closely against your teeth. Each aligner incrementally moves specific teeth during the two-week period that you wear it, until you’re ready for the next one in the series. As you move from one aligner to the next, the straightening process continues, until you finish with the final aligner and the procedure is complete.
Dr. Gertsen provides a detailed treatment plan that specifies exactly which teeth should be moved at each stage for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. You visit the office about once every six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, with an average of 18-30 aligners, depending on your individual needs.
Invisalign aligners change the position of your teeth by applying precise, controlled force. Because the technology allows for better control and timing of that force, Invisalign is generally more efficient and effective than traditional braces. There are other advantages to choosing the Invisalign system, too:
Because they’re nearly invisible, Invisalign aligners won’t bring unwanted attention. This makes them an attractive alternative to traditional braces, particularly for older teens and adults.
Unlike regular braces, which can trap food and make flossing a challenge, Invisalign aligners are fully removable so that you can clean your teeth clean normally.
Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces, which can sometimes be painful.
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