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invisalign

Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetectable to other people. Invisalign straightens your teeth, not with brackets or wires, but with a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.

Invisalign® uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create your customized aligners. After you and your dentist determine what you'd like to correct, your dentist will develop precise treatment instructions. Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate those instructions into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners.

You'll wear each aligner for about two weeks and only take it out for eating, brushing, and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move - gradually - week by week, until they move into the final alignment your dentist prescribed. Then, you'll be smiling like you've never smiled before.

What is Invisalign?
Invisalign can help you get the great smile you've always wanted because it's... Invisible, so no one can tell you're straightening your teeth. So now you can smile more during treatment as well as after.

Removable
So you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem.

Comfortable
Because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.

Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces, aided by computer imagery using a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research.

How Does Invisalign Work?
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Each set of aligners, move the teeth about 0.25 millimeters per aligner. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position. You'll visit Dr. Harrer Sobek about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

How Are Aligners Made?
The aligners are made through a combination of your dentist's expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.