Dr. Chen is a Certified Invisalign® Provider
When choosing an option for straightening your teeth, it’s important to consider what works best for not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. Consider Invisalign® to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted without using traditional braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Chen can determine if Invisalign® is right for you.
What Is It?
Invisalign® takes a modern day approach to straightening teeth, using custom made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Chen plans out for you.
Is It For Me?
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no brackets/wires to possibly cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no brackets and wires usually mean you spend less time in your doctor’s 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.
How It Works
Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable appliances to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. The appliances are made through a combination of Dr. Chen’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology. You wear each set of appliances for almost 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each appliance with the next in the prescribed series, your teeth will incrementally move, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Chen has prescribed. You’ll visit Dr. Chen about once every 4-6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time may average 9 – 15 months and the number of appliances worn during treatment can range from 18 to 30. This will vary from case to case.