Invisalign uses clear custom-made aligners (or trays) to straighten your smile, unlike the metal brackets and wires that come along with traditional braces. Here, our Delta dentists fill you in on how the aligners work.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that consists of a series of clear custom trays, known as aligners, to straighten your smile without cumbersome metal braces.
Every one of our Straight Smile patients is different, that's why we use advanced 3D computer imaging technology to create a customized Invisalign treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Your custom Invisalign aligners will be made to fit your teeth precisely during each stage of your orthodontic treatment.
About the Aligners
Invisalign's aligners look very similar to the trays used during the teeth whitening process, but your aligners have been specially designed to gently move your teeth in tiny increments.
Your clear, custom aligners are BPA free and made from USP Class VImedical-grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins.
Wearing Your Aligners
Throughout your treatment, you will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day for about two weeks. Once the two weeks is up, you replace the aligners you've been wearing with the next set in the series. You just need to continue this process until your teeth are in their desired positions.
One key benefit of Invisalign is that you will be able to remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss, and even for those times you'd prefer that no one knew you're straightening your smile.
Caring for Your Aligners
Caring for your Invisalign clear aligners is easy, and an important part of your orthodontic treatment plan! Be sure to follow the cleaning instructions throughout your Invisalign treatment in order to help keep your aligners clean and free of the bacteria, plaque and germs.