Certain patients may be good candidates for Invisalign. These aligner trays are custom-made and fit comfortably over the upper or lower teeth. Each patient receives a series of trays, which vary slightly in shape. Every few weeks, patients will transition from one set of aligners to the next, which will gradually shift teeth into their proper position.
Invisalign treatment plans are highly customizable and can benefit patients of all ages. Most patients achieve their cosmetic goals within 12 to 18 months, but the length of treatment is based on your unique orthodontic needs.
Removable aligners require discipline and motivation, and patients who use the Invisalign system must take responsibility for their care. You must be able to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours everyday, only removing them when you eat or brush your teeth.
If you are interested in Invisalign or a similar treatment plan, the orthodontists at our Albuquerque offices can help you determine which plan is best for you.