Invisalign offers the same benefits metal braces do, but it achieves this without using brackets or wires. How does this discreet, comfortable treatment manage this? Here is a look at the way Invisalign works and how it is used.
The foundation of Invisalign treatment is are aligners, which are designed on an individual basis from X-rays and bite impressions. For every patient who visits our orthodontist in Rocklin, a set of unique aligners is created to be given individually throughout the treatment. Each aligner is worn for a few weeks, and straightens the teeth more than the previous.
Patients return to our office throughout their Invisalign treatment to get new aligners until completion, which takes one to two years on average. Afterwards, patients get retainers, which look similar to aligners, in order to keep their teeth from reverting to their old positions. Recommendations for retainer use can vary with the individual, but many benefit from wearing theirs every night indefinitely.
The design and number of aligners can vary, but the Invisalign process remains the same among patients. Oral health, comfort, and appearance all benefit from Invisalign. At a consultation with our expert in Invisalign in Rocklin, patients can learn more about this treatment and how it works.