Invisalign treats many of the same problems and conditions that traditional braces resolve. These consist of overbite, cross bite, open bite, under crowding, overcrowding, and underbite. When effective, they are used in place of braces, metal wires, and brackets. They blend into the patient’s natural teeth, making it appear as if they are not there at all. Patients or orthodontists can easily slide in the aligners for 22 hours per day, every 2 weeks, until the conclusion of the treatment.

The Invisalign Candidate

The primary candidates of Invisalign are those over the age of 12 and have a goal of maintaining a desirable appearance for their smile, as well ensure a healthy appearance. The trays are removable when patients need to eat, or brush or teeth. A good Invisalign experience is also supplemented with a consistent, healthy oral care routine. Patients are recommended to brush twice per day and floss once per day. The treatment can be further successful with regular visits to the dentist.

With the effectiveness of this orthodontic treatment, patients have a more comfortable, flexible option for achieving straighter teeth. For additional information about this procedure, visit I Song Orthodontics in Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, or call (510) 528-2220.