Invisalign is an innovative approach to orthodontic care that uses a series of clear plastic aligners custom-designed to fit your mouth. Over time, these aligners move your teeth into proper alignment just like metal braces, but without the discomfort and inconvenience associated with traditional braces.
Invisalign starts with an impression of your mouth using a special putty that preserves the position of your teeth. The impression is scanned by a computer and special software determines the series of shifts and movements your teeth need to make over time in order to achieve proper alignment. Based on that data, a series of aligners is created which will be worn in sequence to move your teeth gently into their new positions.
In most cases, Invisalign aligners will be changed about every two weeks during treatment.
No, your aligners are made specifically for your mouth, which is unique from anyone else's.
Most treatments take about 18 months, and some treatments may take less time. Dr. Trotter will be able to determine the length of your treatment during your evaluation.
Invisalign offers several important benefits compared to metal braces. For instance, Invisalign aligners can be removed when you eat and care for your teeth, making it much easier to brush and floss, and they can also be removed for social occasions when necessary. Invisalign aligners smooth surfaces lack sharp wires of traditional braces, eliminating potential sore spots. Plus, even when in place, their clear design makes the virtually invisible.
Dr. Trotter accepts most major insurance plans. CareCredit is also available. Apply here.
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