Wednesday, January 13, 2016

How Does Invisalign Move Teeth?

If you’re an adult with a crooked smile, you likely won’t want to straighten it with metal wires and brackets. Fortunately, at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center, we utilize the Invisalign technique. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. But how do these aligners move the teeth? Allow us to tell you.

Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by your doctor, specifically for your situation. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process.

Through the use of Invisalign’s patented thermoplastic design, Invisalign aligners move your teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force. The biggest difference is that the aligners not only control the force, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move.

If you are searching for a straighter smile, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about Invisalign as well as other services we provide at the practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center in Philadelphia, PA, call 215-279-1193.

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