Invisalign Raleigh NC
Invisalign aligners are an alternative option to traditional metal braces.
They are clear aligners that, similarly to braces, apply incremental force on the teeth. However, Invisalign aligners are removable and made of plastic-like material and may fit around your teeth more comfortably.
Raleigh Family Orthodontics is here to answer any questions from our Raleigh NC patients about choosing Invisalign.
How Do Invisalign Aligners Work?
The Invisalign treatment starts with a 3D scan to quickly and reliably take precise imaging of your teeth.
This scan allows us to create a custom plan that includes different sets of clear aligners as your treatment progresses. The plan begins with your initial aligner set made of SmartTrack material, specifically designed to fit the current state of your teeth very comfortably. The shape of the aligner changes slightly from set to set to gradually shift your teeth.
You will wear your Invisalign aligners from 20-22 hours a day to reach optimal effectiveness. Every 10-12 weeks, we ask you to come into our office for one of our professionals to monitor your progress.
How Are Invisalign Aligners Different Than Braces?
Overall, Invisalign aligners are easier to keep clean, have a more comfortable fit on your teeth and in your mouth, and are less likely to cause irritation in your gums and cheeks. The following are some specific advantages of Invisalign over traditional metal braces.
How Long Do I Have to Wear Invisalign?
It is difficult to be certain how long the Invisalign process will take in comparison to traditional braces; because every mouth is different and complex, your treatment plan length will depend on the severity and complexity of your oral issue.
Get Invisalign from Your Raleigh NC Orthodontist!
Certain patients may be discouraged by traditional braces due to their appearance. Please reach out to us at Raleigh Family Orthodontics by calling (984) 254-0585 to schedule a consultation and see whether Invisalign is the right option for you.