Invisalign uses clear custom aligners, or trays, to straighten your teeth. Here, our dentists fill you in on how the trays work.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign consists of a series of clear, custom aligners (trays) that straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
Advanced 3D computer imaging technology will be used to create a treatment plan based on your unique needs. Based on this plan, a series of custom Invisalign aligners will be made to fit your teeth precisely during each stage of your treatment process.
About the Trays
Invisalign aligners appear similar to those used during the teeth whitening process, but are designed to move your teeth by tiny increments during your orthodontic treatment.
The trays are made with USP Class VImedical-grade, high molecular weight, polyurethane resins, and are BPA free.
Wearing the Trays
You will wear each aligner for 20 to 22 hours each day for about two weeks and then replace it with the next one in the series. This process will continue until your teeth are in their corrected positions.
The best part? Along the way, you can remove they trays to eat, drink, brush and floss, and even for those times you prefer no none knows you're straightening your teeth.
Caring for the Trays
Taking care of your Invisalign clear aligners is easy, and an important part of your treatment plan. Following the cleaning instructions throughout your treatment will help keep your aligners clean and free of the bacteria, plaque and germs that can grow on them.