FAQS ABOUT INVISALIGN - Unique Orthodontics


A beautiful smile is the dream of teenagers and adults alike. And now, wearing braces isn’t the only way to achieve the smile of your dreams. Our team wants patients to know about Invisalign® – your option for straighter teeth without the need for braces.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

This treatment is the practically invisible way to straighten your teeth. With the use of advanced 3D computer-imaging technology, this treatment represents your complete treatment plan from the initial position of your teeth to the final position.

A series of clear aligners are then custom-made to move your teeth slowly. The aligners are worn for two weeks before being replaced by the next in the series, gradually moving toward the projected final position.

What are the Benefits of Opting for Invisalign®?

  • These aligners are virtually invisible, and most people will not even be aware that you’re wearing them, which makes them a great fit with your lifestyle and day-to-day interactions.
  • The aligners are removable, providing the flexibility to drink and eat what you want by just removing the aligners. You can also remove them to brush and floss your teeth for fresh breath and proper oral hygiene.
  • There are no wires or metal brackets like with traditional braces, which means that less time is typically spent for adjustments.
  • Invisalign® allows you to see your virtual results before you begin treatment so you can see how your teeth are designed to look when your treatment is finished.

What Ages Can Be Treated?

This treatment can be used to treat malocclusion for most adults who desire a better smile. As for teens, talk to our orthodontist to see if it might be the right treatment option for your child.

Is The Treatment Uncomfortable?

Some patients may experience momentary minor discomfort for a couple of days when they insert a new aligner at the beginning of a new stage. This is normal and is generally described as a feeling of pressure, but it’s just a sign that the aligners are working to move your teeth gradually, helping you to achieve the desired results. This discomfort usually diminishes within a couple of days.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?

The total length of treatment depends on the complexity of the procedure and is generally similar to that of traditional braces.

Are you ready for the smile you’ve always dreamed of? If you are and want to know if you are a candidate for Invisalign®, book an appointment at Unique Orthodontics! We have offices located in Tulare, Madera, Fresno, and Clovis. Contact us today to set up an appointment and get started.

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