Do you catch yourself putting off an appointment with your orthodontist to straighten your teeth because you’re scared about ending up with metal train tracks in your mouth? Fortunately, at Cape Cod Braces, our orthodontist, Dr. Phan, offers a comfortable and nearly invisible braces option for patients with any level of misalignment: Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
This discreet teeth-straightening system uses clear aligners that are made out of nearly invisible plastic. Invisalign, unlike traditional braces, can be inserted and removed for special occasions, eating, and most important, your daily cleaning routines. The aligners are BPA free and they don’t irritate your cheeks and gums-you’ll barely even notice they’re there. Invisalign is an invisible-braces method that begins with a consultation during which you and Dr. Phan can customize the desired result. The aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and are then used to correct your misalignment.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Phan. He will analyze your bite and discuss your cosmetic dental goals with you. Once Invisalign has been determined to be the best tooth-straightening treatment for your needs, Dr. Phan will:
- Take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a digital image
- Map the movements of your teeth from their current position to the final desired position
- Have custom-made clear aligners created specifically for you, to wear through the day
- Monitor your progress and have you change aligners every two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment
As you move from one aligner to the next (approximately every two weeks), your teeth will gradually shift until they reach their final, improved position.
Who can use Invisalign?
Unlike other types of invisible braces, Invisalign is appropriate for children, teenagers, and adults.
How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?
Dr. Phan will determine the length of treatment based on the severity of your teeth misalignment. The Invisalign process time differs for every case depending on patient and doctor goals alike.
How much does Invisalign cost?
Invisalign treatment fees may vary depending on the status of the current bite and the goals you have for your new smile.
Contact Cape Cod Braces today to schedule an Invisalign consultation with one of our orthodontics offices in Bourne, Hyannis, or Orleans to get the smile you deserve.