At Soho Dental, we are very happy to offer our patients the benefits of Invisalign treatment, which is an alternative to braces.
Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply wear them throughout the day, and remove them when you eat or to brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place. And because they’re virtually invisible, most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Each aligner is worn every two weeks and for best and faster results must be worn for 22 hours a day, throughout your entire treatment. The average treatment time averages 9-12 months, depending on the severity of the malocclusion. Mid-treatment your doctor will take molds of your teeth and send to Invisalign for progress tracking, that way we can check that everything is going according to plan.
At the end of treatment, it is extremely important to have retainers made to prevent any relapse, as teeth have memory and like to go back to their original position. Invisalign offers the option of the Vivera retainers, which are delivered three times per year.