Invisalign is an orthodontic device that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth as an alternative to wire braces. Orthodontics traditionally used wires bands, brackets, and metal wires to move teeth into a desirable position. These were usually complicated and visible on your mouth. Invisalign tackles these inconveniences.
Invisalign is manufactured by Align Technology, a multinational medical device company headquartered in San Jose, California. The Invisalign treatment process involves taking a mold of the person’s teeth that is scanned in order to create a computerized model. Using the orthodontist’s treatment plan, the computer model creates stages between the current and desired teeth positions that are used to create molds for individual aligners.
These aligners will gradually adjust your teeth until the ideal smile is achieved. The aligners are removable, washable, and are usually worn for 2 weeks at a time. Removed only for eating and brushing. Invisalign offers the same results are traditional braces but is more discreet. Invisalign can take anywhere from a few months to a year to align your teeth.
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