Invisalign is a much newer orthodontic solution that also works by guiding the teeth and jaw into a better position. However, the design of Invisalign is much more discreet than that of orthodontic braces, comprising of a series of custom-designed, clear plastic aligners that are worn over the top of the teeth much like a mouth guard. The entire series is created using cutting-edge mapping technology which looks at the initial position of the teeth and determines how they will need to move to come into proper alignment. This plan is then translated into a schedule of movements that the teeth will take, and an aligner is made for every stage. These must be worn in order and for a minimum of 22 hours each day to be successful. Not wearing the aligners as directed could see your teeth moving back into their original position.

Invisalign® can:

  • Straighten your teeth in stealth mode

  • Allow you to you eat the foods you like during treatment

  • Make cleaning and brushing easy

  • Close eye-catching gaps

  • Correct overlap/crowding issue

Invisalign offers patients a number of alternatives over other orthodontic treatments, including:

  • Increased discretion

  • Ability to remove them to clean both the aligners and your teeth

  • Virtually imperceptible when born

  • No restrictions on the food that you can eat

  • Greater comfort

  • Durability

  • Less maintenance and adjustment visits

  • Confidence in your smile

If you are considering orthodontic treatment and would like more information about the different solutions available to you, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your orthodontic needs, please don’t hesitate to contact our family dentistry practice in Covington, LA today on (985) 412-3293.