A Greenville, SC area dentist explains Invisalign treatment
The Invisalign clear aligner system gradually shifts teeth into the appropriate position. Patients wear the aligner trays day and night, only removing them to eat and clean their teeth. The aligners are made of a thin, comfortable plastic which makes wearing them easy. Every two weeks you will be instructed to switch out your aligner tray to a new one, helping to move your teeth into place.
Invisalign offers patients a number of benefits.
- They are clear. You are able to straighten your teeth discreetly without everyone knowing.
- They are removable. You can take them out to properly clean teeth and enjoy all of your favorite foods.
- They are convenient. They require less frequent visits to the dentist than traditional braces.
- They are comfortable. The aligner trays are thin and comfortable, which is a dramatic change from metal wires and brackets that have to be tightened.
Since we began offering Invisalign, we noticed that more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. Invisalign can be used to straighten teeth in the front and back of the mouth and can be used to correct several different bite issues. The ideal candidate for Invisalign is a patient who has mild to moderate misalignment.
The first step to receiving Invisalign treatment is to come into our office for a risk-free consultation. We will perform a full examination and answer any questions you may have about Invisalign. Once you decide to move forward with Invisalign, impressions will be taken of the dental arch for custom fabrication of your aligner trays. Once they are ready, we will ask you back to our office to learn how to use them and how to keep them clean.
If you are tired of a crooked smile, now is the time to call us and find out if Invisalign treatment is right for you.