|Clear Invisalign® Aligners
Rho Family Dentistry is excited to offer Invisalign® Aligners orthodontic treatment to our patients.
What is Invisalign® Aligners?
Aligners are made of clear, strong medical grade plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. Aligners are clear and look similar to tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made to fit better while moving teeth. Some orthodontists and dentists have referred to them as "contact lenses for teeth."
For years, orthodontists and dentists have used removable appliances for limited treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology and custom manufacturing, Invisalign® treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.
Invisalign® uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan, from the initial position to the final desired position, from which a series of custom-made clear "aligners" are produced. Each "aligner" moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then is replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
Clear, Removable, and Comfortable vs. Traditional Braces
With Invisalign®, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment, because you can remove the trays. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene. Because there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation, you spend less time in the doctor's chair getting adjustments.
Invisalign® allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
What can I expect?
Typically, our patients will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. Your teeth will move little by little, as you replace each aligner with the next one in the series. Dr. Rho will check on you about once every six weeks to ensure your your Invisalign® treatment is going smoothly as planned. Average treatment time is between 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18-30. These numbers vary from one patient to another depending on their special situation.
Give us a call at (916) 562-2755 to schedule a time to talk to Dr. Rho about your potential Invisalign® treatment plan.