Invisalign is currently the safest, most efficient and most discreet orthodontic treatment available today. There are many patients who are not satisfied with their smile, but also do not wish to go through conventional orthodontic treatments involving brackets, bands and wires. Not only do these require a great deal of commitment from patients, they also compromise the appearance of the smile throughout the course of treatment. At Theresa Frank DDS, we offer Invisalign treatments to our patients who want a complete smile makeover, without anyone else noticing!
The treatment involves the fabrication of custom transparent plastic trays that must be worn over the teeth or the upper and lower dental arches. These trays induce movements that force the teeth into new, desired positions in the jaw. The aligners must be worn for at least 20-22 hours in a day, and are changed every two weeks as the treatment progresses. Because they are completely transparent, the patients can comfortably wear them all day, and they remain perfectly invisible to the untrained eye. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate dental mal-occlusions, and does not require any additional appliances. In most cases, the treatment can be completed within a span of eight months.