How does Invisalign® work?
Your Invisalign aligners are customized to fit your mouth. Dr. Duffy uses advanced 3D computer imaging technology to replicate an exact impression of your mouth and teeth, then he customizes each aligner so that it fits your mouth.
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks about 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final position. You’ll visit Dr. Duffy about once every six to twelve weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time typically lasts nine to fifteen months.
With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing because rather than wires and brackets, each Invisalign aligner is made of clear, medical-grade plastic that is virtually invisible and custom-made for your teeth.
You can eat and drink what you want during treatment without worrying about breaking a bracket. Because you can take the aligners out when needed, you can eat all the nuts and apples you want! You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
Because there are no wires to change or tie in, the appointments are generally much quicker. And most of the time they can be scheduled with a longer interval between appointments. This means shorter appointments, fewer appointments, and overall less interruption to your busy day!
Benefits of Invisalign® Teen
Invisalign Teen aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible! Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. Instead of hiding behind a mouth of metal, you’ll enjoy the confidence of showing that smile every day. And that can make for a better social life overall.
More convenient for parents & teens
We know that you have a lot on your mind. Between school, sports, drama, band, and every extracurricular activity, kids and parents are busier than ever. Invisalign appointments are quicker and can be scheduled in longer intervals. And with no brackets to worry about breaking or wires poking, there are minimal disruptions to your day.
No diet restrictions & better hygiene
You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to eat certain foods so that they don't break their brackets. With Invisalign Teen, the aligners are completely removable, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want. This also means you can easily continue brushing and flossing normally for proper oral hygiene.
Keep doing what you love
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, a mouth full of metal can hold you back from enjoying the things you want to do. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet. Invisalign Teen helps you focus on doing what you do best — being a teen.