Invisalign Info

Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces that offers countless benefits to our patients! Since Invisalign is nearly invisible, you can get the healthy, straight, confident smile you want without metal braces or wires. Removable trays allow you to eat and drink anything you want, and it’s easier to brush and floss normally. 

Vaught Orthodontics is a certified Invisalign treatment provider, treating many cases with this leading edge orthodontic appliance. In many cases, Invisalign is proven to be just as effective as traditional braces.

There are, however, some cases that simply require more traditional braces technology. These are cases involving severe overcrowding.

This is one of the reasons that it is important to see a board certified orthodontist rather than a general dentist. Most general dentists have very limited orthodontic training and can only offer Invisalign as an orthodontic solution. An orthodontist is able to evaluate both the clear aligner option as well as other orthodontic treatment plans. That way you can choose the option that works best for you!

Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®:

  • We prescribe a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without any metal wires or brackets.
  • Aligners are worn 20-22 hours a day, and changed sequentially to promote tooth movement. Results are accomplished little by little, week by week, until your teeth are straightened to the final position prescribed on the upper and/or lower arches by your orthodontist.
  • Aligners are made through a combination of orthodontic diagnosis and 3-D computer imaging technology
  • The aligners are removable so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. You also remove to brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Invisalign is comfortable to wear.

How It Works

Invisalign uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create your customized aligners. First, we consult with you here in our office to determine what needs to be corrected. Then, we take a digital scan of your teeth- no impressions.

Next, we send Invisalign your scan and work to develop your customized treatment plan. You’ll wear each aligner for about 1-2 weeks, taking it out for eating, brushing, and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth gradually move into the final alignment prescribed by the doctor. Office visits are required approximately every 8-10 weeks so we can check on your progress.

Invisalign is not for everyone, but the orthodontists at Vaught Orthodontics can determine if it is right for you. If you have been holding back on getting the smile you’ve always wanted, give us a call and find out about all of the innovative ways you can achieve a great smile.