Invisalign® can give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. It works through a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners. Invisalign can help you get the great smile you’ve always wanted because it’s … invisible, so no one can tell you’re straightening your teeth. So now you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem. Comfortable, because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in our 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.
Each set of aligners (these are made in consultation with Dr. Hofflich by the maker of Invisalign®) is worn for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Depending on the extent of teeth and bite adjustment required, up to 12 retainers may be provided for the entire course of treatment.
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. Hofflich has prescribed.
You’ll visit your Dr. Hofflich about once every 4 to 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages 9 to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.