INVISALIGN IN MADISON, WI
Invisalign Clear Aligners in Madison, WI
Straight teeth can often become crooked as you age, due to changes in the structure of your mouth. In some cases, people are born with crooked teeth. In the past, the only option for patients needing teeth straightening was to have a fixed wire brace. Fortunately, there is now Invisalign, which can help you achieve the perfect smile without altering your lifestyle.
It is often hard to tell if someone is wearing an Invisalign aligner, which makes the straightening process easier and less life altering. Invisalign was introduced in 1999 by Align Technologies and incorporates a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. Like traditional braces and orthodontic appliances, the aligners are designed to move your teeth gradually into the desired position.
The Invisalign process requires one set of impressions and photographs of your teeth, which are taken during the initial consultation. Once the impressions are made, they are used to create a three-dimensional computer projection of how your teeth could be moved in increments. This process forms the basis for developing a series of custom-made aligners that are designed to accomplish the movement of your teeth to their final position.
How your Invisalign aligners are made
Your Invisalign aligners are fabricated at the Align Technologies dental laboratory using computer-aided design and are sent to your dentist, who will dispense them in groups of one or two at a time during regular check-up appointments so that the straightening treatment can be properly managed. Each aligner must be worn in its specific order for about two weeks, in which it moves the teeth in small increments. With Invisalign, you have the ability to remove your aligners for eating, drinking certain beverages, brushing and flossing, but they must be worn at least 20 hours a day in order to reposition the teeth successfully.
Not everyone in Madison is a candidate for Invisalign however, by visiting us at Warren Family Dental you can find the best solution for straightening your teeth. Severe cases may require traditional wire braces, but we will work with you to determine the best course of treatment.