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How Invisalign Works
Dr. Kawa is a top provider of Invisalign in Boca Raton. Invisalign can be a great alternative to metal brackets and braces. Dr. Kawa will go over all options and see if Invisalign would be a good fit for you.
Invisalign users get a set of custom-made clear trays that they change every few weeks. The next new clear tray in the series replaces the older one, causing the teeth to gently and gradually shift over time.
If you decide that Invisalign is right for you, we will take digital pictures of your teeth and use a software program to make a 3-D model using the images. From that an orthodontic treatment plan using Invisalign clear braces is established to shift your teeth into the desired position.
The Invisalign company will then use your orthodontist’s plan to construct a series of plastic trays that are molded to fit over your teeth. You may have an upper and/or lower Invisalign plastic tray depending on your treatment plan. The trays are worn for at least 22 hours each day and every two weeks you will then switch to the next set of trays that continue shifting the teeth toward a beautiful smile.
The Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers many benefits, but the perk that attracts most is that unlike traditional braces, Invisalign’s removable clear trays eliminate the less appealing brackets and wires. Not only does this make for a more comfortable experience, it limits any awkwardness and allows you to eat, brush and floss with ease. You can also choose to remove the Invisalign trays for special occasions as long as you wear them for at least 22 hours a day.
Now teens don't have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles – introducing Invisalign® Teen! Invisalign® Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth, and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.
We went to leading orthodontists, parents and teens themselves to custom-design an Invisalign system just right for the dental needs of teenagers. With blue-to-clear color-changing aligners to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for today's teens' busy lifestyles!
What is Invisalign Teen?
- Invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners.
- Uses no metal wires or brackets.
- Custom-made for comfort.
How Does Invisalign Teen Work?
- Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks.
- Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
- Your teeth will move gradually each week.
- Visit us every 8-10 weeks.
- Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.
- Average number of aligners is between 18 and 30.
What Conditions Does Invisalign Teen Treat?
By using its advanced technology, Invisalign Teen can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which, in the past, were usually treated with traditional braces. These conditions include:
- Overly crowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It's virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth.
The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners - as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually - week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you'll be smiling like you never have before!
If you want to learn more about Invisalign and how it works, please visit the Invisalign Homepage.
To ensure the best possible results, only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted, contact us to make an appointment.