Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® clear aligners are a virtually invisible smile alignment treatment, so you can smile confidently both during treatment and after. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign® treatment gradually moves your teeth toward the smile you’ve always wanted. The aligners are so clear that almost no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them. You will visit one of our dentists at River Valley Dental every four to six weeks to check your progression and receive new aligners. The average treatment time is about a year, depending on the complexity of your individual case. Because the aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods, and you can brush and floss normally to maintain a healthy mouth. Crooked teeth that are not corrected with regular braces and/or clear braces can eventually lead to an increased risk of periodontal (gum) disease, cavities and/or tooth loss.