What is Invisalign ?
Invisalign is the invisible and comfortable way to straighten your teeth without braces. We use a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. The Invisalign process has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthdontic practices nationwide. However,
only certified dentists like Dr. Schuman in St. Louis can undertake this procedure.
How Does Invisalign 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. Schuman has prescribed.
You’ll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Total treatment time averages 11 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
The aligners are made through a combination of Dr. Schuman’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology provided by the Invisalign company. cleaning of the tooth, the veneer is bonded to the teeth with a special dental cement. This cement is then hardened with a blue curing light.