Everyone wants to have straight, perfectly aligned teeth; but no one wants to have a “metal mouth.” That’s always been the downside of orthodontics — the metal bands, the wires poking your lips and cheeks, the difficulty eating and cleaning your teeth.
Dr. Sorensen now offers a visibly better alternative to traditional braces for teens and adults, Invisalign®. Rather than bands and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic “aligners” to move teeth into their correct positions. Contact Dr. Sorenson today to learn more!
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How Long Will it Take to Straighten My Teeth with Invisalign®?
Average treatment time with Invisalign® is about one year. Less severe alignment issues may take less time. If, at the end of your treatment, Dr. Sorensen and you agree that more movement is needed, then we can order more aligners.
What happens after my Invisalign® treatment is completed?
After the completion of your Invisalign® treatment, it’s important to ensure that your teeth maintain their new position. This is where retainers come in. Unlike traditional braces that use a retainer with a plastic piece that snaps onto the roof of your mouth, Invisalign® utilizes Vivera® retainers. These retainers are made from the same material as the Invisalign® aligners and are designed to keep your teeth in place. They are thicker and more durable than the aligners as they need to be worn for a longer period of time. You will receive four Vivera® retainers which you will need to swap out over the course of your retention period.