Portland Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign Portland treatment helps move teeth in a reliable, comfortable, and discreet way. Invisalign utilizes a series of clear removable aligners made of smooth plastic that straighten your teeth over time, without the need for metal wires or brackets.
The aligners are created using the very latest in 3D computer imaging technology. Each set of aligners is worn for approximately two weeks and is perfectly calibrated to achieve certain tooth movements, with the end result being your ideal smile. The aligners should be worn a minimum of 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. Treatment time varies from nine to 18 months.
Our Portland orthodontist at Hillsdale Orthodontics uses the very best in orthodontic research and technology to create the beautiful, healthy smiles that will last a lifetime. Our Invisalign patients enjoy better-fitting, more comfortable aligners, new features to treat even more cases with Invisalign, and new ways to plan and control tooth movements.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the most popular brand of orthodontic aligner treatment. Invisalign trays are made of clear, BPA free plastic, so they are safe, yet almost invisible to the general public. The trays are created using impressions of your teeth to ensure a snug fit around the teeth to avoid slipping and to maintain patient comfort. Over the course of your treatment, you will use several sets of aligners to guide your teeth into their ideal locations.
What to expect with Invisalign treatment in Portland, OR
Treatment begins with a consultation. Your orthodontist will examine your smile to determine your exact orthodontic issue to determine if Invisalign is right for you. If Invisalign is a treatment option that can help your smile, your orthodontist will show you exactly what Invisalign treatment can do.
Create a personalized treatment plan. Every path to a new smile with Invisalign begins with a fast and highly precise digital scan to show us exactly what your orthodontic issue is. From there, your orthodontist can create the perfect personalized treatment for you, and can even show you what your new smile will look like once treatment is completed.
Customized aligners are created. Your Invisalign aligners are custom made just for you in a laboratory that specializes in custom crafted aligners.
Receive your first aligner set. Once your aligners are ready, your orthodontist will schedule an appointment to ensure they fit properly and are comfortable. Then we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure your treatment progresses as it should.
Live your life. Invisalign treatment fits comfortably into all lifestyles – the clear, comfortable, and removable aligners won’t get in your way and will allow you to continue living life to the fullest.
Benefits of Invisalign
Patients loves Invisalign because the aligners allow you to receive orthodontic treatment without others even knowing. The aligners are so clear that they are virtually invisible. But that isn’t the only advantage:
While the cosmetic benefits of Invisalign are often the most touted, the other benefits are hard to deny. Patients in traditional braces have to forgo many foods to avoid damaging the brackets and wires. But that isn’t the case with Invisalign because the aligners are removed before eating and drinking. That also means brushing and flossing is easy because you don’t have brackets and wires to try to work around.
Brackets and wires of traditional braces can irritate the inside of the mouth, but Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic that is comfortable. And the best part is there are no adjustments appointments needed – simply visit the orthodontist every few months to ensure your treatment is on track and your aligners are working as effectively as they should.
Invisalign treatment can work on a host of orthodontic issues. No longer is it relegated only to those with the most minor malocclusions. Today’s Invisalign treatment has come a long way and can fix almost any orthodontic issue, no matter how big or small.
How does Invisalign work?
At the first appointment, digital impressions are taken of the teeth to allow for a highly personalized treatment plan. From these impressions, a series of aligners will be created that will gradually guide teeth to their proper alignment. The trays utilize gentle, consistent pressure to guide teeth. Each set of aligners is worn for 22 hours a day for approximately two weeks before moving to the next set. Each set of aligners is perfectly calibrated to achieve a certain tooth movement, with the end result being a straighter, more ideally functioning bite.
Will Invisalign work for me?
Every patient is different and every treatment plan takes this into account. Invisalign is a great treatment option for many patients, however, the only way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is through a consultation with an orthodontist. Invisalign works best for patients who have more mild to moderate malocclusions and those who are dedicated to their treatment. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, they require a higher degree of patient compliance to ensure treatment stays on track.