What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is an almost invisible option to straighten your teeth without wearing conventional metal braces. It uses a series of clear, removable custom-made aligners to move your teeth. Because you remove the aligners before eating and drinking, there are no food restrictions or problems with flossing or brushing. This technology is also more comfortable, avoiding the mouth abrasions that can be caused by the metal and wires of conventional braces. And this technology is also more convenient since you are likely to spend less time in our office getting adjustments.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Once Dr. Phi or Dr. Miyamoto develops a custom prescription for your mouth, Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan, from the initial teeth positioning to the desired final positioning. This 3-D imaging allows you to preview the final positioning of your teeth before you start treatment. Custom-made aligners are created based on the imaging information. Each of these aligners moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about 2 weeks. Typically, you will visit us once every 6 weeks for progress reports. Not every situation can be treated with Invisible Aligners as not all patients are candidates, so call or e-mail us for a free evaluation to see if you can be helped with this new technology.
Drs. Miyamoto and Phi can help you get the great smile you’ve always wanted because it’s…
Invisible, so no one can tell you’re straightening your teeth. So now you can smile more during treatment as well as after.
Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem.
Comfortable, it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments.