Dr. Todd Hughes had been treating patients with the Invisalign system since the year 2000, which is the year Invisalign was made available to the public. Dr. Hughes is certified as an Invisalign Elite Preferred Provider in the United States, which only makes up 1% of all Invisalign doctors.
What is Invisalign®?
The Invisalign System™ is a breakthrough in orthodontics that straightens adult teeth using a series of clear, removable, nearly invisible plastic or medical-grade polymer appliances called "aligners."
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan from the initial position to the final desired position from which a series of custom-made "aligners" are produced. Each "aligner" moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
What do "aligners" look like?
Nearly invisible "aligners" look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays but are custom-made.
Is this a new way to straighten teeth?
While orthodontists have been using removable appliances for very limited treatment (one or two teeth requiring movement) for years, it is the application of breakthrough technology that allows the Invisalign System to treat a much broader range of cases with greater precision.