What is Invisalign?

What is Invisalign?

Doctor Answers 3

38 Second Video Will Explain Below

I made a quick video to help describe Invisalign in a nutshell.  I cover everything from why you'd want it, requirements, how we design your smile on the computer, etc...

Invisalign is high tech clear braces

Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that snap over your teeth and create pressures to move your teeth over a period of time.  They work similarly to braces in that they apply pressure to create the desired tooth movement.  Once an aligner has worked for a two week period, you change to the next one.  They are to be worn 22 hours out of each 24 hour day, so essentially all hours except for eating and brushing.  They are made with a high tech process that individually makes plaster models of the teeth from the beginning to the end having teeth being straighter on each successive model.  Then the aligners are made for each set of models.  It really is quite fascinating to see the whole process.  It really is an amazing option, not avaliable to all, for orthodontic corrections to be made.

Kent Lauson, DDS, MS
Denver Orthodontist

Basically Clear Removable braces

Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every 2 weeks, your teeth will move slowly with each tray.

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