Invisalign: Clear solutions for straighter teeth
If you are looking to straighten your teeth but do not want to go around wearing metal braces, Invisalign could be a solution for you. A revolutionary technology in clear braces, Invisalign treatment involves wearing a set of custom plastic aligners to straighten one’s teeth into the desired position.
Invisalign is manufactured by Align Technology, Inc., which was founded in 1997. Since then, Align has manufactured over 10 million aligners for around 250,000 patients.
How does Invisalign work?
When you visit the Lifetime Dental Office in San Bernardino for a teeth-straightening appointment, we will take impressions, pictures and X-Rays of your teeth. After that, a custom treatment plan is designed for you using 3D computer imaging and a set of custom aligners are created. Each aligner needs to be worn for two weeks and then replaced by the next one in the series. The aligners work to gradually move your teeth into the desired position.
Advantages of using Invisalign
- Invisalign is practically invisible, so none knows that you’re wearing the aligners
- Invisalign is comfortable since it doesnot have any metal brackets or wires
- You can take a look at your virtual treatment plan before you start and see the approximate end result.
- Unlike braces, Invisalign can be easily removed before eating, drinking or smoking so it is easier to maintain and clean.
What are Invisalign aligners made of?
Invisalign Aligners are manufactured using strong, medical grade clear plastic.
What do the aligners look like?
Aligners are look somewhat similar to tooth-whitening trays, except that they are custom made for your teeth and provide a better fit.
Do doctors need special training in order to give Invisalign treatment to their patients?
Yes. Any Orthodontists or dentists interested in using Invisalign to treat their patients must undergo training prior to using the technology. Over the world, over 30,00 dental professionals are certified to use Invisalign.
How does Invisalign effectively straighten teeth?
Invisalign aligners slowly move teeth into the desired position by applying a controlled force in a controlled time. Only certain teeth are allowed to move at each stage of treatment.
Is Invisalign FDA-Approved?
Yes! Invisalign was exempted from the 510(k) pre-market notification in August 1998.
What is Invisalign Express?
Invisalign Express is designed to correct mild orthodontic problems such as spacing and minor crowding with a treatment time of less than six months in most cases.
Want Straighter Teeth? Get Invisalign Today
If you are looking for the best solution to straighten your teeth, look no further. Schedule an appointment at Lifetime Dental Clinic in San Bernardino and know if Invisalign is the right solution for you. Call us at (909) 890-1206.