Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing; and you can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.
Will People Notice?
Drs. Cater and Galante are certified by Align Technology and have attended numerous workshops and seminars on the Invisalign system.
Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
- Invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Series of clear, removable, custom-made Aligners.
- Uses no metal wires or brackets.
- Custom-made for comfort.
How Does Invisalign Work?
- Wear each set of Aligners for about two weeks.
- Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
- Your teeth will move gradually each week.
- Visit us every 8-10 weeks.
- Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.
- Average number of Aligners is between 18 and 30.
Frequently Asked Questions about Invisalign
How much does Invisalign cost?
Invisalign costs the same or sometimes even less than traditional braces.
What do I need to do to get started?
Our initial exam is offered at no charge and is necessary to determine your treatment plan. Two complimentary X-rays and photos are taken so that, if possible, a complete diagnosis can be given that day. If treatment is indicated, an appointment for the Invisalign impressions can be scheduled as soon as possible.
When do I get my aligners?
After the impressions are taken, they are sent to Invisalign where a 3D computer image is created. Together, Drs. Cater and Galante and Invisalign determine how your finished result will be accomplished. Once the treatment plan is finalized, the aligners are fabricated and shipped. The normal time frame is 5-7 weeks.
How often will I need to be seen for appointments?
Each aligner tray set is worn for approximately two weeks. Drs. Cater and Galante disperse four sets at one time, so generally appointments are every eight weeks.
For more questions and answers about Invisalign, visit our Invisalign blog.
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