Invisalign: Straighter Teeth, Sunny Smiles

Dr. Lloyd is an Invisalign Preferred Provider and she answers some of the most commonly asked questions:

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that allows us to straighten your teeth using a series of clear, removable, nearly invisible, plastic appliances called aligners. This eliminates the need for unsightly metal brackets and wires which can irritate oral tissues.

We can now use a digital scanner instead of traditional impressions, and then we can show you a mock-up of what your smile can look like!  Advanced imaging software is used to generate a 3-D representation of your teeth- almost like an animated movie that shows how your teeth will move from their current position to the ideal position for esthetics, comfort, and function. From this, a series of clear plastic aligners that correspond to the stages of tooth movement are fabricated.

The patient wears each set of aligners for two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Week by week, the patient’s teeth are gradually straightened. This technology has been available for years and almost everyone can benefit from straighter teeth.

What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

  • Nearly invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing
  • Removable: You can eat and drink what you want
  • Better oral hygiene: You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth
  • Comfortable: There are no wires, or metal brackets to cause mouth abrasion
  • Confidence: Attractive smile

How long does treatment take?

The length of treatment depends on the complexity of the case. Treatment can very from 6 months to a year plus.

Final thoughts:

Invisalign is FDA approved and is covered by many insurance plans. Call Dr. Lloyd at 518-765-4616 and set up your complimentary consultation today to discuss any further questions you may have!!!