What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth that is practically invisible. Patients are fitted with easy to use, transparent, and removable aligners specifically designed for their teeth. The result is straight teeth without braces, and an improved smile.

How Invisalign Works

The Invisalign process uses a digital scan of your smile to create a 3D replica using our state-of-the-art treatment software. The doctor then makes adjustments to the 3D image, creating a smile that is properly aligned, one tooth at a time. This information is then transferred to Invisalign laboratories, where your aligners will be made.

Each set of crystal-clear aligners will gently guide your teeth into a desirable position. The doctor carefully oversees the process to make changes as necessary. As you progress onto the next set of removable aligners, your teeth are guided even further along. Step by step, the aligners reposition your smile using mild pressure without the use of bulky appliances. Once you’ve reached your final set of aligners, you will have the straighter smile.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is designed for teens and adults that have all of their permanent teeth. Additionally, Invisalign may not be the right option for some patients, depending on the severity of their particular issues. Our Team will be able to determine if a given patient is a good candidate for Invisalign.

Using Invisalign, the doctor is able to correct a number of aesthetic and functional concerns, such as crowding, overbites, crossbites, and more. He may even recommend Invisalign for patients who suffer from TMJ pain or disorders due to an unhealthy bite relationship.
Being an Invisalign patient requires a commitment to wear the aligners as prescribed. Forgetting to change them out or wear them an adequate amount of time each day will prevent progress. Fortunately, most patients of Minty Smiles Dental are committed to their home care instructions, providing them with successful results every time.

In most cases, Invisalign allows us to eliminate* the need for traditional orthodontic therapy, yet provides identical results. Even more complex situations can successfully be treated with Invisalign in a minimal amount of time.

The best way to determine whether or not you are a candidate for Invisalign is to schedule a visit with the doctor. Together in our private consultation suite, you will discuss what corrections can be made, as well as the estimated duration of your treatment.

Generally, Invisalign can help with:

  • Cross-bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Under-bite

Invisalign vs Conventional Braces

With Invisalign, the doctor can transform your smile’s position, alignment, and function. Patients of Minty Smiles Dental find that Invisalign is a much more comfortable alternative to conventional orthodontics, providing them with more freedom and flexibility throughout their normal daily activities.

Wearing fixed braces can make it difficult to keep your teeth as clean as they should be, which frequently leads to unwanted complications like “white spots,” gingivitis, and increased tooth decay. Choosing Invisalign means you can straighten your teeth without the added burden and maintenance of metal braces.

Because each set of aligners is custom molded to fit around your individual teeth, you will not have to worry about irritation to your lips or cheeks. The thin aligners refrain from interfering with speech or smiling, almost as if you weren’t in braces at all.


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ClearCorrect® Braces vs. Invisalign®

At Minty Smiles Dental, we receive requests to straighten teeth as fast as possible. We understand this desire and offer possible solutions that will work with the patient’s lifestyle. Since ClearCorrect manufacture the aligners in the United States, versus overseas, the process can be faster. This enables us to provide you, our patient, with aligners in an expedited fashion so that you can begin treatment and have straighter teeth – faster.

They both have a similar method for treating teeth, applying pressure through aligners. With ClearCorrect® * Invisalign clear Aligners, you will receive phenomenal results, high-quality patient care, and beautifully straight teeth. They are both a great option. We will be more than happy to compare treatment plans and pricing to help you make a “clear” decision.