For teens and adults who want beautiful smiles without the look of traditional metal “train-track” braces or even ceramic braces cemented to the fronts of your teeth, you have another option: Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™.
This innovative teeth alignment system consists of a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom made to fit your teeth and practically unnoticeable when worn. You work your way through the series of aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their proper position.
Your path to Invisalign® begins with a complimentary comprehensive examination by Dr. Ferdinand Sabelis to confirm that you are a good candidate for this treatment method. Invisalign® can treat almost any type of malocclusion that conventional braces can treat, so the odds are good that you can wear Invisalign®.
We take impressions of your teeth and send them off to the Invisalign® lab so your first series of customized aligners can be fabricated for you. You will visit our office about every six weeks to pick up your next set of aligners. Each pair of upper and lower aligners is worn for about two weeks before you graduate to the next in the series.
Your teeth shift into place little by little as you work through the series, until you complete treatment and a final set of aligners is made, which serve as your retainers.
In addition to being unnoticeable, Invisalign® treatment enables you to eat any type of food you want, because you remove the aligners for meals and to brush and floss.
Do you have school pictures, a big speaking engagement, or a concert performance? No problem! You can remove your aligners for key moments. Just remember that you must wear your aligners for 22 hours per day for them to be most effective and to help ensure you finish treatment on time.