Invisalign braces are a modern option to straightening teeth, using a series of aligners custom-made only you. They are made of comfortable, smooth, and virtually invisible plastic. Wearing the Invisalign braces will gently and gradually align your teeth, following the exact plans your orthodontist or dentist designed for you. With this special type of braces there are no wires and metal brackets involved. You just have to install a new Invisalign brace approximately every two weeks, until you complete your treatment. This way you can achieve a great smile without much interference in your daily life. The best advantage of the Invisalign type of braces is that most people won’t even notice them.
The process is simple. First, your Raleigh Invisalign dentist will take x-rays and impressions of your teeth. They will be used to create a 3D digital image of them. These images are used by your dentist in order to design a custom treatment plan for you, including the approximate length of the treatment and the precise movements of your teeth. Your doctor will show you a virtual representation of the position of your teeth at every stage of the treatment. For adults the typical Invisalign treatment takes about one year, and for teens the length of treatment is similar to that of regular types of braces.
Based on your custom treatment plan designed by your dentist, a series of Invisalign clear braces are created specifically for you. The aligners are made of a comfortable BPA-free plastic that will not irritate your gums and cheeks like regular metal braces. You have to wear them around 20-22 hours throughout the day, and remove them when you brush and floss your teeth or when you eat. Your teeth will shift into place in a gradual and gentle manner, as you wear each set of aligners. Most people will not even know that you are wearing them, because they’re virtually invisible. You will wear a new Invisalign brace approximately every two weeks, and then advance to the next stage of treatment.