The Invisalign and other clear aligner treatment consist of a series of clear, snap-on, custom fit, removable mouth trays that apply a controlled amount of force to your teeth, forcing them to shift. The system provides the same beautiful results as traditional braces, but since the trays are made of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible. In addition, because Invisalign trays are removable, they can be taken out while eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.
The work begins by first creating a series of trays that will each moving your teeth gradually until the end result is achieved. At the end of each one week or two-week period, you will switch trays. Throughout the process, you will visit your dentist approximately every six weeks to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. Once your treatment is complete, you will likely wear a clear retainer to ensure your new smile stays in place.
As with all orthodontic appliances, the cost varies according to the complexity of the case. Insurance policies generally cover Invisalign/Clear Aligners to the same extent that they cover traditional braces.