Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Each stage of the straightening process uses a new set of aligners, which the patient can insert and remove as necessary. Visits to the office can be as few as one per month for the Doctor to check progress, make adjustments, and/or insert a new set of aligners.
Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes, is new. Invisalign technology uses computer imaging, with a treatment plan from the doctors, to create a series of clear aligners that the patient wears when not eating or drinking.
Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.