In recent years, orthodontic treatment has become more and more popular. For adolescents and teens, wearing braces seems like a rite of passage, but what about busy students or image-conscious adults? The necessity to wear metal brackets and wires on their smiles for two or more years keeps many of these patients from seeking orthodontic care to straighten their smiles. At Pelham Family Dental Arts, we offer a faster, more cosmetic alternative to traditional orthodontics – Invisalign.
How it Works
Rather than using brackets and wires to shift teeth into their ideal alignment, Invisalign utilizes a series of clear, plastic alignment trays to move smiles into position. Each set of aligners represents a position fractionally closer to a patient’s ideal smile. The trays place consistent pressure on teeth throughout the treatment process, and in about two weeks on average, patients’ teeth reach the point in alignment as marked by the trays. Patients then switch to the next set of trays of the series. The entire treatment process is typically completed within 8 to 18 months.
Benefits of Invisalign
- Save face – Invisalign aligners are completely clear and go unnoticed by most casual observers.
- Save time – In addition to shorter treatment time overall, patients also need to visit us for status checks less frequently than they would with traditional braces. Because the aligners are removable, there’s no need for patients to change their oral hygiene routines, saving time day to day.
- Save health – Because patients are able to remove their aligners during meals, there’s no need to limit their well-rounded diet.