Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic system that uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth over time. The Invisalign system is designed to fix mild to moderate spacing problems, and can also help correct small gaps, crowded teeth, protruding teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
Invisalign’s special aligners are removable and nearly imperceptible, which means that you can take them out when you need to eat or brush your teeth, and no one can readily tell when you’ve got them on. The technology is backed by over 20 years of clinical research.
Like traditional metal braces, the overall goal of Invisalign aligners is to change the position of your teeth by applying precise, constant force. Invisalign technology is efficient and effective because it allows for control and timing of that force.
Invisalign uses advanced 3-D imaging to create a series of custom-made aligners designed to fit closely against your teeth. During the two-week period that you wear each aligner, it moves specific teeth incrementally until you’re ready to wear the next one in the series. As you advance from one aligner to the next, the process of applying precise, incremental force continues, until you finish with the final aligner and complete the procedure.
Dr. Bui’s detailed treatment plan specifies which teeth should be moved at each stage for maximum efficiency and effective results. You’ll visit the office once every six to eight weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months.
There are several advantages to choosing the Invisalign system to achieve straight teeth or correct bite problems, including:
Aesthetic appeal: Because they’re virtually invisible, Invisalign aligners won’t attract unwanted attention. This makes them an attractive alternative to traditional metal braces, particularly for adults.
Better hygiene: Unlike traditional braces, which can trap food and make flossing impossible, Invisalign aligners are fully removable so you can clean your teeth clean as you normally would.
Comfort: Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces, which can sometimes be painful.
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Dr. Bui has been a certified Invisalign provider since 2002, and a preferred provider since 2010. Being a preferred provider means that Dr. Bui continually demonstrates her commitment to learning the latest in technological orthodontic advances through ongoing education. With her proficiency, expertise, and customized treatment approach, you can be confident that Dr. Bui will help you attain a beautiful smile.
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