How Invisalign Works
Whether you are considering orthodontic tooth movement for yourself or your teen, you may be considering Invisalign. Dr. McDermott has such extensive experience with this technique that he is able to offer Invisalign as an alternative to braces to resolve any orthodontic concerns for almost every patient with permanent teeth. In our offices, Invisalign aligners are generally worn for the same period of time as braces. The best way to find out if Invisalign is the best option is to discuss it with Dr. McDermott. There is no difference in cost to patients for both adults and teens.
The Wonders of Invisibility
Invisalign is a practical alternative that involves the use of clear aligners that are specifically tailored to fit the patient’s needs. The customization of the tooth movement of each tooth is directly controlled by Dr. McDermott, so just like any orthodontic appliance such as braces or expanders, the same appliance can yield different results based on the philosophy and experience of the treating doctor.
Once Dr. McDermott has finalized your treatment plan, aligners are custom-ordered to gently bring teeth into alignment. Every two weeks, a new set of aligners will be worn. Periodic exams are necessary every six weeks in order to check progress and to make any adjustments. Treatment time will depend on the amount of correction that is necessary; and there are now ways to have treatment go faster such as Acceledent. When these adjuncts are combined with an orthodontist with extensive experience in Invisalign such as Dr. McDermott, most patients can be finished with treatment yielding excellent results in about a year.