Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign Wilmington DEThe Invisalign system is similar to traditional braces in that it can correct many orthodontic problems such as gaps, overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites. However, Invisalign does not require unsightly metal brackets and wires that can be uncomfortable and make it difficult or impossible to eat some foods.

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays that are custom fitted to your teeth. The trays are nearly invisible when they're on your teeth and are more comfortable than metal braces. Every few weeks, you switch to a new tray, gradually and gently shifting your teeth to achieve the desired results. The treatment process can take from six to twenty-four months, depending on the amount of correction needed.

The aligners can be easily removed while eating and brushing your teeth, meaning you can still eat normally and don't have to employ special home care routines to keep your teeth clean and healthy. It also requires fewer follow-up visits for adjustments, as you simply move to the next set of aligners approximately every two weeks.

Invisalign's innovative and customized system allows for more precise results than traditional braces, without the extra bulk and hassle. Schedule an appointment at our Wilmington, DE dental office to determine if Invisalign is the answer for you.

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