Invisalign is a teeth straightening procedure that uses invisible, removable aligners to straighten a client’s teeth through a series of gradual steps, without any need to install metal or wires in the patient’s mouth. It is a viable alternative to metal braces, for patients who want to straighten their teeth, but do not want a mouth full of metal.
How does Invisalign® work?
Through 3-D computer imaging technology, the dentist can design a full treatment plan, from the client’s original alignment all the way to the final, desired alignment. A series of client-tailored, invisible “aligners” are created, with each one moving the client’s teeth another step closer to the final, desired result. Clients wear each aligner for a couple of weeks before replacing it with the next in the series until the desired results are achieved.
Is Invisalign Safe®?
Yes. The Federal Drug Administration approved the Invisalign procedure in August 1998.
Do dentists need special training to treat patients with Invisalign®?
Dentists who wish to treat clients with Invisalign are required to undergo training before performing Invisalign procedures.