Invisalign® is an attractive alternative to traditional metal braces. It is a series of clear, custom-fit removable mouth trays that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth to slowly straighten them.
The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but they are virtually invisible. Because Invisalign® trays are removable, they can be taken out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
The Invisalign® system begins in the dentist or orthodontist’s office with taking molds to design your trays. Patients switch trays every two weeks to gradually shift the teeth. The system requires a visit to the office every six weeks so that treatment can be monitored. Once treatment is complete, a patient will likely be given a retainer to maintain the smile.
The cost of Invisalign® varies according to the complexity of the case. Insurance policies generally cover Invisalign® to the same extent that they cover traditional braces.