How Invisalign Works in Davis

How Invisalign works

Invisalign is a teeth straightening treatment. To understand how it
works, read on.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is quite a popular term in the dental field and you have
probably heard about it. But what is it? Invisalign is a brand name for
clear aligner sets worn over teeth to make them straight.

Invisalign is an alternative treatment to metal braces.

Invisalign is popular because of its invisibility. No one can tell
when you are wearing your Invisalign aligners.

How does Invisalign work?

Designing aligners: Your Invisalign dentist
designs your aligners uniquely for you. They record:

  • Photographs of your teeth and face

  • A digital scan of your teeth using an iTero scanner

  • Digital x-rays

These records guide the design of your aligner sets.

Wearing your aligners: Your dentist will
give you your first set of aligners. You change into a new set
approximately every 2 weeks. Treatment can take 6 to 18 months depending
on the problem you are correcting.

Straightening teeth: Invisalign aligners
straighten teeth incrementally throughout the treatment period. They
deliver a force that puts pressure on your teeth. Your teeth move
slightly to match the aligners. Each new set is designed a bit
straighter and does the same work. By the end of your treatment, there
is a significant change in your teeth alignment.

Why Invisalign?

  • Invisalign aligners are removable. It’s easy to maintain your
    oral hygiene while you continue with treatment. You can take your
    aligners out and clean them. You can also take them out to brush your

  • Invisalign aligners are invisible. Most people love discretion.
    Invisalign allows patients to discreetly correct their teeth

  • No frustrating food restrictions. You can eat anything you want
    but you should take out your aligners first.

If your teeth are not in the appropriate positions, Invisalign will
help you restore them. For best results, wear your aligners for 20 to 22
hours daily. Still have questions? Call an Invisalign specialist.