With Dr. Jacobsen's experience as a Diamond + (Top 1%) Invisalign Provider, he is confident in offering Invisalign Clear Aligners as a treatment option for over 90% of his patients.
Clear aligners are an effective alternative to traditional metal braces. Each aligner is custom-made to fit over your teeth and is designed to gradually move teeth into their proper position. The best way to find out if clear aligners are the right option for you is to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist.
How do clear aligners work?
Clear aligners are used as an alternative to traditional braces, and are designed to help guide teeth into proper position. Clear aligners use gradual force to control tooth movement, but without any metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made with a strong plastic material that has been fabricated to fit your teeth. As treatment progresses you switch aligners. Each aligner is a little different, so your teeth move a little more with every change.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours each day, and you'll receive a new aligner every 7-14 days. The length of your treatment depends on the type of tooth movement required. Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from several months to two years.
Advantages of orthodontic treatment with clear aligners:
Clear aligners are a great alternative for patients who want a straighter smile but do not want to wear metal braces. There are many advantages to orthodontic treatment with clear aligners.
- Clear aligners cover the teeth in a way that improves control of tooth movement for more predictable outcomes.
- Shorter treatment time on average than with metal braces
- No emergency visits due to poking wires or loose braces.
- Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.
- Clear aligners are removable, so it's easier for you to brush and floss after meals.
If you're interested in orthodontic treatment with clear aligners, schedule an appointment and talk to Dr. Jacobsen about whether this is the right treatment option for you. Scheduling a consultation is your first step toward achieving the beautiful smile you've always wanted.