Dentist in Greenville, SC can help you improve the beauty of your smile with Invisalign clear braces
Dr. John Palmer of Palmer Distinctive Dentistry is a professional in the area of Greenville, SC who can help patients improve the beauty of their smiles with a variety of restorative treatments. One way you can address your misaligned teeth is with a clear braces treatment called Invisalign.
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry discusses how Invisalign works
When patients think of braces, it often recalls metal brackets and wires that are glued to the teeth and reposition them over the course of months or sometimes year. It may also suggest the embarrassment of dealing with braces as an adult. However, with continued improvements in dentistry, patients in the area of Greenville, SC can instead utilize Invisalign clear braces as an alternative.
Invisalign is a method of treatment that uses clear plastic aligners instead of brackets and wires to move teeth into better alignment within the dental arch. These aligners are made using CAD/CAM technology. The dentist will take a series of digital impressions which are sent to the Invisalign laboratories to complete a series of trays in order from start to finish. When patients pick up their trays, Dr. John Palmer will explain how to use them, how to care for them, and how to get the results you desire. Each tray is worn for two weeks before moving forward with the next one. Over time, the teeth will gradually move and patients will have a beautifully aligned smile once and for all!
Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign can be used for patients who have cosmetic misalignment or who need to correct a bite alignment issue such as overbite, underbite, or cross bite. In most cases, patients with mild to moderate misalignment will be determined to be good candidates for this service. To determine candidacy, patients must book a consultation appointment with Palmer Distinctive Dentistry to discuss their needs and find out more about this and other solutions.
What about alternative options?
For patients with severe misalignment of the smile, a traditional orthodontist may still be helpful in addressing these issues. We can refer patients to professionals we know and trust who can improve the beatify of your smile with alternative methods. Additionally, patients who have small issues such as a single tooth that is crooked or a gap between the front teeth may want to ask about the possibility of using one or more porcelain veneers to disguise the problem. This allows patients to address it quickly and easily while eliminating the time needed to readjust the rest of the smile accordingly.
What makes Invisalign a treatment that stands out from the rest?
Many patients don’t like the idea of hiding their teeth behind metal brackets and wires while they improve their smile, and Invisalign allows a more discreet treatment. Invisalign is also:
- Eligible for financing
- Easy to use
- Easy to care for
How do I use my Invisalign trays?
During the appointment where patients obtain their trays, they also have time to speak to Dr. John Palmer about how they use them. Patients are advised to wear their trays at all times, and to only remove them to brush the teeth, floss, and to eat or drink food or beverages. These are the only times patients should remove their trays from the teeth. By complying with treatment, patients will be able to obtain the results they desire and have planned to see by the end of Invisalign treatment. If patients do not wear their trays as directed, it may result in further expenses to create new trays. It can also cause a delay in the timeframe to obtain a new smile.
Schedule a visit with our team today!
At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, Dr. John Palmer and his dedicated staff can assist patients in improving the beauty of their smiles with the use of non-traditional orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign. Patients in and around the area of Greenville, SC are welcome to book an appointment with us by calling (864) 332-4113 and visit the office at 134 Milestone Way. Invisalign braces are just one of many restorative services offered in our state-of-the-art dental facility.