Invisalign – Invisible Braces
For decades, traditional braces had been the only option for adults who wanted straighter teeth.
Now there is an alternative that utilizes advances in 3-D imaging technology to create a series of customized plastic aligners. Align Technology, a global medical device company pioneered the invisible orthodontics market with the introduction of their clear aligners in 1999.
It all begins with a visit to help us determine what we can help you correct. Next, we will send 3D scans of your teeth and treatment instructions to a laboratory that uses special computer technology to create a sequence of finely-calibrated clear plastic aligners.
You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks for approximately 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss. Accelerated orthodontic treatment patients will be able to change their aligners every 1 week (“Acceledent“).
As you replace each aligner or tray with the next, your teeth will move until they reach the final alignment we have modeled and prescribed.
Younger patients can also take advantage of this clear aligner technology with Invisalign Teen and Invisalign for kids.
HIGH TECH: We provide our Invisalign patients with a “movie clip” of their teeth movement for the complete Invisalign treatment. Most patients find this fun and motivational and sometimes even share it with their friends.
To see if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, the clear alternative to braces, contact us for a complimentary consultation in our Marin office.