Greenville area dentist discusses the Invisalign set for straightening teeth
Greenville area patients who have problems with misaligned teeth may have thought about how it would be nice to have a straighter smile. The problem is that many are turned-off by traditional orthodontics. While very reliable at straightening teeth, there are patients who simply don’t want to deal with the metal brackets and wires. For patients who are interested in an alternative method of straightening teeth, we offer the Invisalign aligner trays.
Invisalign is a cutting-edge alternative to traditional braces that is extremely effective at moving teeth into proper alignment. If you have mild to moderate misalignment or bite issues, Invisalign can help you discreetly achieve the smile you have dreamed about.
The Invisalign system is designed to shift teeth into place through a series of custom fabricated aligner trays. Each set of trays is worn for about two weeks before being discarded and replaced with the next trays in the set. Each tray snaps firmly into place over the entire arch and is worn for approximately 23 hours each day.
Improving alignment isn’t just about aesthetics. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean, which means they are less susceptible to decay, or gum disease. In many cases, we prefer to recommend Invisalign to our patients because they are more likely to undergo the treatment versus traditional braces.
To determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign, we invite you to call our Greenville area office for a consultation. During this examination, we will look at the dental arches, evaluate the bite, and take x-rays. Patients with mild or moderate malocclusion are ideal candidates for Invisalign. The system can be used on both teens and adults. The most important thing to remember with the Invisalign system is that success is based on compliance. While patients are free to remove the trays for eating and cleaning the teeth, it’s important to wear them day and night to ensure a straighter smile.
Once you receive your custom Invisalign trays, you will be given instructions for when to change them out and will schedule regular follow-up visits so we can monitor progress.
For more information on the benefits of Invisalign, feel free to call us anytime.