What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign® is also referred to by many as Invisible Braces, Clear Braces, Adult Braces, and Adult Orthodontics.

Invisalign® uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.

Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.

“For a long time, I was not aware of how much teeth grinding I was doing during the night. My teeth would be worse If Dr. Gillespie and Jen hadn't suggested a night guard.”

- Sara Mamykon

Dr. Gillespie DDS

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 your doctor has prescribed.

You'll visit the dental practice about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your Invisalign® orthodontic treatment is progressing as planned.

Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

How are Invisalign® Aligners made?

The aligners are made through a combination of   expertise of our dental staff and 3-D computer imaging technology.

Night Guards For Sleep Apnea

Invisalign isn’t just used to straighten teeth. It’s also used as a sleep apnea mouthpiece because it has been proven to open up your airways while sleeping and significantly reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea.

You may benefit from the Invisalign snore guard if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Intense snoring
  • Restless sleep
  • Wake up gasping for air
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • And other sleeping disorders

If you suffer from any symptoms of sleep apnea, contact Mosaic Dental today to schedule an appointment. Find out if a night guard is right for you.

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