Invisalign is a teeth alignment system made specifically for each patient's unique mouth structure. The system consists of a set of aligner trays, one for the top teeth and the other for the bottom teeth. These trays are crafted from a smooth and clear plastic, which allows for a natural appearance when worn.
Invisalign can help with crowded teeth, crooked teeth, and other types of teeth misalignment. It's best suited for mild to moderate alignment problems. Severe teeth alignment issues may require metal braces or other types of orthodontic devices for full correction.
Capitol Smiles Dental has dental care providers trained in the Invisalign process. The dentist examines each patient to determine whether the treatment is right for them through taking X-rays, molds of the mouth, and photographs of the smile. All of these things are used to create a 3D image of the mouth, which is used to create customized Invisalign aligners. The dentist checks the fit of the aligners before sending the patient home with them. Every 2 weeks, the aligners are replaced with a new set of aligners, which creates a gradual but steady alignment correction.
Invisalign should be worn almost full time. For optimal results, patients should wear their aligners for around 20-22 hours a day. The aligners can be removed to eat, brush, and floss the teeth.
Many people prefer Invisalign because it allows them to straighten their teeth without marring their smile. Invisalign is also considerably more comfortable than metal braces, as it has no brackets or wires to irritate the delicate mouth tissues. In general, Invisalign aligners and metal braces may be worn for about the same amount of time. The amount of time varies considerably among patients.
Our office accepts most major dental insurance providers. For additional questions regarding insurance, please contact our office.