Invisalign ® Invisible Braces for Adults and Teens
Since Invisalign is nearly invisible, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Dr. Hess is a certified Invisalign treatment provider. He has treated many cases with this leading edge appliance system.
Invisalign ® and Invisalign Teen ®:
- is an invisible way to straighten teeth. We prescribe a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without any metal wires or brackets.
- aligners are worn sequentially, by the patient, to promote extensive tooth movements. Results are accomplished little by little, week by week, until your teeth are straightened to the final position prescribed on the upper and/or lower arches.
- aligners are made through a combination of orthodontic expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
- is for adults with mild to moderate crowding or spacing.
- is for teens with mostly permanent teeth. Teen aligners include a compliance indicator to report the amount of time the aligners are worn.
- is removable so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. You also can brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
- is more comfortable to wear because there is no metal to cause mouth irritation.
How it works
Invisalign uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create your customized aligners. First, we work with you here in our office to determine what needs to be corrected. Then, we take impressions of your teeth. Next, we send Invisalign your impressions and customized treatment plan. Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to finely calibrate a sequence of aligners. Depending on the treatment plan we develop, this could mean as few as 10 or as many as 30 aligners.
You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks, taking it out for eating, brushing, and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth gradually move into the final alignment prescribed by the doctor. Office visits are required approximately every ten to twelve weeks.
Invisalign is not for everyone, but Dr. Hess can determine if it is right for you. As an Invisalign Provider, Dr. Hess has been specially trained and certified to evaluate your eligibility for Invisalign and develop a customized treatment plan for your best result.
If you have been holding back on getting the smile you really want, give us a call. Find out about all of the innovative ways you can achieve a perfect smile.