Clear aligners, also known as clear-aligner treatment, are virtually invisible orthodontic devices that adjust teeth as an alternative to dental braces. They are sold under several different brand names, with the most common being Invisalign. As of 2014, according to Align Technology, 2.4 million people around the world had been treated with Invisalign, and 80,000 dentists had been trained how to use it.
All dentists interested in treating patients with Invisalign must attend and complete specialized instructional sessions to become trained Invisalign Providers. The dentists at Brite Family Dental offer Invisalign treatment as part of our orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry services in Henrietta, NY.
Before you begin your Invisalign treatment, your dentist will complete a written evaluation that includes a diagnosis and treatment plan. During treatment, a series of Invisalign aligners will be custom-made for you in order to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your dentist. Regular appointments with your dentist (about once every four to six weeks) will be made in order to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
The length of treatment for Invisalign will be determined by your doctor based on the severity of your case. For adults, the average treatment time is 12 months, but the length of time necessary for teens and younger patients will vary.
If you’re interested in pursuing Invisalign treatment, contact our dentists at 585-486-4664.