Have you always wanted a perfectly straight smile, to close the gap between your teeth or correct teeth that stick out without the social stigma of wearing fixed metal braces? There is now a revolutionary new way to align your teeth using invisible braces. This invisible orthodontics system uses a series of clear aligners which are custom-molded to fit your teeth and gradually apply gentle pressure to your teeth to reposition them over time.
What is an Invisible Brace?
An Invisible brace is at the forefront of cosmetic dentistry technology. Unlike the more traditional braces or retainers, an invisible brace or Clear aligner (sometimes also called Invisalign or Clearstep) is a virtually invisible method of straightening your teeth. You will be fitted with removable, see-through aligners that have been specifically crafted to fit your teeth. The aligners will gradually cause your teeth to shift their position slightly over a period of three-four weeks. Every three-four weeks, you will change the aligners for a new set that will cause your teeth to move a little more. As the treatment progresses over the following weeks and months, your teeth will straighten into their ideal position.
Q: How often must I wear my Invisible Brace?
A: We find that aligners are most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and removed only for eating, brushing and flossing.
Q: Will Invisible Braces treatment be painful?
A: While the Invisible brace moves your teeth without the pain and anxiety metal braces can cause, some people experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s also a sign that the Invisible brace is working, as it moves your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.
Q: Will wearing Invisible braces affect my speech?
A: Similar to other orthodontic treatments, an Invisible brace may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners should disappear.