How Does Invisalign® Work?
Just like braces, the end goal of Invisalign® aligners is to slowly move your teeth to correct noticeable imperfections. Little by little, your teeth are gently moved into a straighter, more evenly spaced positions until they reach the final placement prescribed by Dr. Susana Kulangara. The process involves taking a 3D mold of your teeth, which the dentist will use to determine how many aligners will be necessary to get your teeth into their desired location. You will be given a number of different aligners, around 18 to 30 depending on your treatment process. Every 2 weeks you will upgrade to the next aligner in the series, which will force your teeth to straighten little by little. Throughout your time wearing Invisalign®, they should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth. Because of this, many patients find them much easier to care for, as you can carry on with your regular dental hygiene routine.