Faye Dunaway, the Academy Award winning Hollywood actress got her braces at age 61 and told the New York Daily News, “You just sort of let them go for a while, but it was time to have something done to my teeth. I’m glad. It’s going to be good. Tom Cruise has braces now, too. I’m right in style.”
Well, almost everybody knows Tom Cruise got braces. But nobody ever saw him wearing them! That is the invisible magic of Invisalign® for you. The best part is you don’t have to be Faye Dunaway or Tom Cruise to afford this treatment. Millions of ordinary people around the world have benefitted with clear aligners from Invisalign that do not compromise your appearance. Nobody except you and your dentist need to know about your cosmetic dental treatment, and with Invisalign®, nobody will. These are totally transparent aligners made with high grade clear plastic that do not give the unsightly look of the traditional metal braces.
The Invisalign® system continues to work silently inside your mouth and gradually moves your teeth into the desired position. The aligners are custom built for your teeth with computerized precision to ensure that they deliver maximum results with minimum effort. The treatment plan uses advanced software to simulate smile designs, to estimate the length of the treatment, evaluate different treatment plans, and eventually arrive at an educated decision about the aligners for your case.
With Invisalign®, the average duration of treatment is about one year. However, each case is different and complex conditions may take a much longer time to correct. For minor conditions such as a little bit of overcrowding or gaps between teeth, there is an “Invisalign Express” program that may accomplish the job in as little as 20 weeks. Invisalign® treatment offers a lot of flexibility to the patient and the results can be tweaked or refined as desired, even towards the end of the treatment. All you need is a certified and experienced cosmetic dentist who specializes in Invisalign® treatment to deliver you great results.