With Invisalign®, you can have a beautiful, straight smile without the need for metal braces!
At Van Gemert Orthodontics, we proudly offer Invisalign® treatment to our teen and adult patients.
How does Invisalign® work?
Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom-made to fit your teeth. Using a digital scanner and 3D imaging software, Dr. Van Gemert will design and prescribe a treatment that is specific for your orthodontic needs so that your aligners work as effectively as possible. The clear aligners are designed to place light pressure on your teeth in specific areas, guiding them into a straighter position over time. The aligners are worn for at least 20 hours a day and approximately every 1-2 weeks, you will exchange your current aligners for a new set of aligners so that your teeth progress further towards the beautiful, straight smile you've always wanted.
How long will my treatment take with Invisalign®?
Similar to other methods of orthodontic treatment, the length of your treatment with Invisalign® depends on the severity of your case. As such, Invisalign® treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to 2+ years.
Other than being clear, what are the advantages of Invisalign®?
- No more ooey-gooey impressions! Instead, your aligners can be made with a simple 3D scan of your teeth!
- Clear aligner are removable, which makes it easier for you to brush and floss your teeth. In addition, this makes it easier to enjoy many of the foods you love. Simply remove your aligner before eating and drinking, brush your teeth and place them back in when you're done.
- Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate your cheeks and gums than traditional braces.
- Without having wires to adjust, you will spend less time in the office each time you come for an adjustment.