What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners that help straighten teeth and correct various dental alignment issues. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible when worn, allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly. You can also remove them when eating, brushing, and flossing, giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain proper oral hygiene. With Invisalign's custom-made clear aligners and gradual tooth movement, you'll experience a comfortable and personalized treatment. Plus, the digital technology used in the treatment planning ensures precise results and fewer check-up appointments.

How does the Invisalign process work?

  1. Customized Aligners: Your aligners are custom-designed to fit your teeth precisely. You'll receive a series of aligners, each slightly adjusted to gradually shift your teeth into the desired positions.
  2. Wear & Replace: You'll wear each set of aligners for approximately 1-2 weeks, 20-22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene.
  3. Progress Check: Regular check-up appointments with Dr. Yi will ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
  4. Gradual Transformation: Over time, you'll notice your teeth moving into alignment as you progress through your aligner series.

Maintenance: Once your treatment is complete, Dr. Yi may recommend a retainer to maintain your beautiful new smile.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

  • Discreet Appearance: Invisalign clear aligners are nearly invisible, so you can straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment.
  • Comfortable: The smooth plastic aligners are gentle on your mouth, with no sharp wires or brackets that can cause irritation. 
  • Removable: You can easily remove your aligners to eat, brush, and floss, allowing for improved oral hygiene compared to traditional braces.
  • Effective: Invisalign can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, from mild to more complex cases, providing predictable results.
  • Lifestyle – Friendly: Invisalign fits seamlessly into your daily life, allowing you to continue enjoying your favorite foods and activities without restrictions.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

For many of our patients, 4-6 months is all that is needed to achieve proper bite and alignment. Dr. Yi has advanced training that eliminates many of the complications that can arise during clear aligner treatment, making teeth movement more efficient. However, for more complex cases, the treatment duration can be up to a year or slightly more.