At Elite Smiles Dental, we suggest Invisalign to our patients who are looking for an alternative to metal braces. Invisalign allows our patients to have a bracket-free smile while straightening their teeth, usually within a shorter amount of time. You no longer must worry about brackets breaking or trying to get food out that is stuck between wires; with Invisalign simply remove the aligners before eating and then replace them once your teeth are brushed. Removable aligner trays allow our patients to maintain proper oral hygiene by allowing them to floss and brush as usual.
During you first appointment we will conduct a dental exam and take photos, x-rays, and molds of your teeth. These will be used to create exact 3-D images of your teeth and allow us to create your custom treatment plan. Your treatment plan will go over how long your treatment will take to be completed, how frequently your aligner trays will be switched, and will allow us to show you a digitally rendered image of your result. Your custom trays are created using a BPA-free plastic and are made to fit your smile while gently shifting your teeth over the course of treatment. At your next appointment we will give you the custom-made aligner trays and go over the proper way to care for them.
For the best results, we recommend you wear the aligner trays for 20-22 hours a day. Both adults and teens are candidates for Invisalign, and our teen aligners have a blue compliance indicator, so parents are assured they are being worn for the recommended hours. With Invisalign you will never feel self-conscious about your smile again while straightening your teeth.