Dr. Engen is a Preferred Invisalign Braces Provider
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Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional braces
Some people think of Invisalign as clear braces, but it’s really an orthodontic therapy system that uses clear, computer-generated aligners instead of metal braces.
Once you’ve decided Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Engen will take a digital computer scan (no more impressions) of your teeth. A computer will generate a set of aligners, customized to improve your smile.
To straighten your teeth with Invisalign, you…
- Wear each set of aligners for two weeks
- Remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss
- Experience your teeth gradually moving each week
- Visit us every six to ten weeks so that Dr. Engen can monitor your improvement
The average treatment time with Invisalign is 12 to 24 months, which is similar to conventional braces.
Because Invisalign dental aligners are clear and nearly invisible, they’re very popular with adult patients who, for business and social reasons, need to straighten their teeth and smiles without being seen wearing dental braces. They may also be removed for special occasions when you just can’t be seen wearing orthodontic appliances. Just remember…the more you wear Invisalign, the faster your smile will become straight and beautiful.
Invisalign isn’t for everyone. The Invisalign System is only right for adults and mature adolescents with minimal teeth straightening needs.
Call us today and schedule a complimentary appointment with Dr. Engen
Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted – without braces. A complimentary consultation with Drs. Engen can determine if Invisalign is right for you.
What is it?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology, and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.
Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Engen has prescribed. You’ll visit Dr. Engen about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
Learn more about Invisalign on their web site at Invisalign.com