Creating Beautiful Smiles for Children, Teens, and Adults
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of aligners that are invisible, removable and comfortable. People will notice you and your smile instead of your orthodontic appliances. Invisalign aligners are made with 3-D computer imaging technology and are proven effective. More than 70 percent of orthodontists in the United States and Canada are certified Invisalign providers.
Why choose Invisalign?
In addition to being virtually unnoticeable, Invisalign aligners are removable. That means you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Additionally, oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing are easier. The aligners also are comfortable and contain no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. No metal and wires usually means spending less time in the orthodontist's office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows patients to view their own virtual treatment plan when they start so they can see how their straight teeth will look when treatment is complete.
How does it work?
Invisalign patients wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and remove them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As each aligner is replaced with the next in the series, the teeth move little by little, week by week, until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Caulfield has prescribed. You'll visit Dr.Caulfield about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment progresses as planned. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.