Avon Village Family Dentistry is proud to be an Invisalign® Preferred Provider.
Invisalign® is an aesthetic alternative to traditional wire and bracket orthodontics (braces). A series of clear aligners are used to safely move the teeth over a period of time. Invisalign® can correct a number of orthodontic problems, such as crowding, spaces, and misaligned or rotated teeth. The system allows for optimum oral hygiene, because the aligners are removed for daily cleaning as well as for meals.
How It Works
A customized treatment plan is created just for you…we will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a digital 3-D image. From this image we will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment. Using the same technology we will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.
While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens the length of treatments is comparable to that of braces.
Each patient receives several clear aligners at the beginning. Each set of aligners advances the teeth. These are changed approximately every two weeks, advancing to the next stage of treatment. To monitor your progress, you will have occasional checkups, usually only every six weeks or so. For best results and a timely outcome, clear aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout the entire treatment. Each stage will bring you closer to having the smile that reflects the real you.