The Invisalign® orthodontic program is based on a series of clear plastic aligners. While simplistic in design, the science behind this system is quite sophisticated. Aligners are made in a state-of-the-art laboratory in which images are transformed into a virtual animation that shows us, and you, the step-by-step progression of correction before you ever begin your course of treatment.
When you choose Invisalign® to straighten crooked teeth, you agree to a protocol in which you must wear aligners 22 hours each day.
Everything about this system has been designed for comfort and convenience, so daily wear should not feel like a burden. When you want to eat, simply remove aligners and place them in a safe location or container. Brushing and flossing are simplified with the Invisalign® system. After removing aligners to eat or take care of your teeth rinse them in cool water and reinsert them. It's that simple.
The proper wear of aligners is a key factor in the success of your treatment. Most people complete their program in 9 to 15 months. Inconsistent wear can increase the total length of treatment.