Is Invisalign Right for You?

by | Mar 4, 2022 | Blog

Invisalign ® is a form of orthodontic treatment that works to correct many different types of malocclusions using a series of clear plastic trays called aligners. Invisalign® was developed to eliminate the use of unsightly metal brackets and wires and allow orthodontic treatment to occur almost “invisibly”.

Invisalign® is convenient. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.

Invisalign® is comfortable. There’s no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation, and you spend less time in the dentist’s chair getting adjustments.

The Invisalign® process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. However, only a certified dentist like ours can undertake this procedure. If you’re looking for Invisalign in Scranton, Kingston, Carbondale, or the surrounding area, be sure to schedule an appointment with QMA Orthodontics.

Wearing Invisalign Braces

When you purchase a set of Invisalign braces, you’ll have to wear a set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position the dentist has prescribed.

Total treatment time averages 11 months with the average number of aligners worn during treatment between 18 and 30. This of course will vary from case to case.

You will visit us approximately once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Most patients see improvements within as little as 2 weeks and should reach their intended goal by the end of treatment.

The Next Advancement in Teeth Alignment

The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.

Your first step is to visit our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!

After an evaluation visit to determine whether a patient is a candidate for Invisalign®, we will take dental impressions, radiographs, and pictures. Using these, Invisalign® will use its unique computer imaging system to create a series of Invisalign® aligners, which are clear, and which will replace the standard bracket and wires of conventional orthodontics. The first in the series of clear retainers will fit the patient’s teeth as they exist at the beginning of treatment. Each successive retainer will exert forces that will move teeth to the position where the next retainer can take over.

To get started on an Invisalign treatment plan or to schedule your first appointment, contact us at our nearest office.