Toluca Lake Invisalign Dentist Explains The Mechanics Of Invisalign Treatment

Written by Dr. McKay on Aug 18, 2015

When you are ready to improve the appearance and the structure of your smile, our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists will help you weigh the pros and cons of different treatments. To get started, today, we are going to discuss one of the most popular treatments in our office, Invisalign orthodontic treatment.

Let’s talk more about how Invisalign works to move teeth into better positions…

In order for our dental team to move your teeth, we need to outfit you with an orthodontic device that will apply pressure to your teeth. Traditionally, metal brackets and wires are attached to the teeth in order to bring teeth into alignment. With Invisalign, however, we actually outfit you with customized clear plastic aligners. These aligners fit completely over your natural teeth, and these plastic aligners apply the even and consistent pressure that you need to achieve your dream smile.

When you begin Invisalign treatment, our dental team will talk to you about all of the aesthetic and structural dental results that you want to achieve. Then, we’ll figure out how we can most effectively and efficiently move your teeth in order to achieve your desired results.

Throughout the course of treatment you will actually wear a series of aligners consecutively. You will wear each aligner for two to three weeks, and then you will upgrade to a new aligner. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth a little more, until your smile is perfected.

As you may have realized reading through this article so far, Invisalign aligners are never affixed to your smile. Rather, Invisalign aligners are completely removable, and when you place them over your teeth they will stay in place because they are custom-fit to your smile.

For many people, Invisalign treatment is a welcome alternative to traditional metal braces. If you want to learn more about Invisalign, our Toluca Lake cosmetic dentists are here to walk you through the treatment process—give us a call!