Dr. Buchwald will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. He will then design each Invisalign clear aligner to apply the right amount of force to the right places on your teeth at the right time of the treatment sequence.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As a result, there aren’t the food restrictions that you would have with braces. You can take them off for special occasions, like a wedding or job interview, or for playing your favorite sport or instrument. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break if you bite down on a very hard/crunchy piece of food.
Dr. Buchwald will have you change to new aligners either weekly or every other week based on you individual treatment plan and the precise tooth movements that are occurring in order to align your teeth.
Attachments are small tooth-colored shapes that are attached to your teeth. They are made out of the same composite material that is used to glue actual braces onto teeth. These shapes serve as handles, giving the aligners something to gently push on in order to move your teeth with the right amount of force. The Invisalign aligners fit smoothly and tightly around them, so they’re barely noticeable. Once treatment is finished, Dr. Buchwald will remove the attachments in the same way that he would remove the glue from your teeth if you were treated with braces. Not everyone who is treated with Invisalign will need to have attachments on their teeth. At your initial consultation, Dr. Buchwald will discuss the option of placing some attachments on your teeth if he determines they could benefit your particular case.