What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign ® is a way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign® is also referred by many as Invisible Braces, Clear Braces, Adult Braces, Adult Orthodontics.
Invisalign ® uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
Invisalign ® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of all U.S. orthodontists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign®.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
You wear each 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 your Waterbury CT dentist has prescribed.
You'll visit Prospect Family Dental about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your Invisalign® orthodontic treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
How Are Invisalign® Aligners Made?
The aligners are made through a combination of the expertise of our Waterbury CT dental staff and 3-D computer imaging technology. We often create Invisalign aligners right here in our on-site lab while you wait!