Did you know that only about 35% of American adults are lucky enough to have well-aligned front teeth? Additionally, approximately 20% of the U.S. population doesn’t have an ideal bite. Those who belong to the second group would need an orthodontic solution to correct teeth crowding, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Thanks to Invisalign * technology, anyone can confidently flash their perfectly straight smile – without the metal wires and brackets!
Invisalign® treatment makes use of a series of removable, comfortable, and clear aligners that are virtually invisible. These aligners or trays are made of BPA-free, medical-grade polyurethane resins that are created with 3D computer imaging technology.
From the time you start wearing their Invisalign® trays, you can expect to spend anywhere from 10 months to about two years straightening their teeth and correcting their bite issues. These trays are to be worn for at least 20 hours a day to speed up the process of alignment and shorten the duration of the treatment. As long as the dentist’s recommendations are being complied with, patients can expect to get the fastest results.
The dentist creates a customized digital treatment plan that accurately maps out the movements of the patient’s teeth. To apply the right amount of pressure to the right tooth at the right time, the Invisalign® clear aligners are designed based on the treatment plan. Each set of aligners are worn for about two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series until the patient’s teeth have moved to their desired positions.
Invisalign® has come a long way since it was first sold to American orthodontists in 1999. Now, it has a 96% patient satisfaction rate – and for good reason! Have a look at the benefits of Invisalign® treatment: