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What is Invisalign?

what is invisalignWhat is Invisalign? The simplest answer is that Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that uses completely customized aligners that are created just for you. Aligners are made of nearly invisible plastic that is smooth, comfortable and easy to wear. You will not have to wear wires or brackets. You can maintain and continue your progress by changing to your next set of aligners about every two weeks.

Our patients often ask us what is Invisalign, and we are happy to explain their options and describe treatment. During your first appointment, we will take records and begin to develop your treatment plan. This is done by creating virtual models of your smile. Our team carefully adjusts the position of each tooth until the virtual model of your smile is properly aligned. Aligners are designed based on your treatment plan and are changed every two weeks.

Once you begin treatment, your teeth will start to shift according to the treatment plan. Each aligner is used to guide specific teeth using concentrated pressure. The lab designs your aligners to gradually move teeth. Most people have between 20 and 30 stages of aligners, which are used over the course of 12 to 18 months. Patients with milder orthodontic problems can often complete treatment even faster, with some only needing six months of treatment. Call us today to find out more about what is Invisalign or to schedule an appointment with our expert in Invisalign in Pasadena.

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