Invisalign® • Jacksonville, FL
Invisalign is a brand of clear plastic aligners that you can wear over your teeth. It is a popular alternative to metal braces due to the range of benefits it provides. Invisalign is invisible, so people feel comfortable wearing them. These transparent aligners can straighten crooked teeth and fix any mild misalignment for an aligned bite.
Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign is removable, allowing patients to easily maintain oral health. Wearers can even clean them to ensure proper functionality. Invisalign has become the go-to method, mostly for adults looking for a beautiful smile without the hassle of conventional teeth straightening methods.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are several options available to fix dental issues. Recently, Invisalign has emerged as the obvious choice due to the wealth of benefits it offers. It is a more viable alternative to metal braces that come with brackets and wires and boasts better quality than other clear aligners on the market. Below are some benefits of Invisalign that you might want to consider:
They Have a Near Invisible Appearance
Most people shy away from braces due to their obvious appearance, which is why Invisalign is a great alternative. It has a very discreet appearance, so much so that it is almost invisible! People who are self-conscious about wearing metal braces can choose Invisalign. They can seek comfort because no one will realize you’re wearing clear aligners unless they look very closely.
They Are Removable
One of the biggest advantages Invisalign has over metal braces is that these clear aligners are removable and hence, convenient. Dentists advise you to steer clear of certain foods with braces, which is a long-term commitment. With Invisalign, you have to face no problems. Take them off whenever you want to enjoy your favorite foods and wear them again without mandating a visit to the dentist.
They Allow for Better Oral Hygiene
Eating with braces can be a hassle as a piece of food might get stuck in the brackets. Therefore, cleaning your braces and teeth can be challenging. You may even have to forgo proper oral hygiene by giving up flossing, but this isn’t the case with Invisalign. You can easily remove the clear trays and gently brush them with toothpaste and water before reinstalling them. Meanwhile, you can also properly brush your teeth and floss regularly to maintain excellent oral health.
They Require Fewer Visits to the Dentist
Wearing braces means frequent visits to the dentist. You might have to go in for a tightening appointment at least every four weeks in addition to the occasional emergency visit. In contrast, Invisalign entails no such hassle. With Invisalign treatment, you get the current and future trays in advance. You can switch to the new tray to ensure alignment progress without going to the dentist, apart from the occasional follow-up every six weeks.
They Are Effective
Most people dismiss Invisalign thinking they aren’t as effective as metal braces. However, that’s far from the truth. Invisalign isn’t just plastic. It uses SmartTrack® material, which paves the way for more controlled tooth movements. As a result, Invisalign is just as efficient as braces in achieving the desired result.
Candidates for Invisalign
Invisalign may appear as the ideal orthodontic treatment if you want to fix your smile. While comfortable and effective, Invisalign may not be suitable for everyone. Therefore, you must first find out if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. Here are a few factors that may qualify you for Invisalign:
If you’re unsure whether you qualify for Invisalign, Dr. Sebastien Murphy will tell you if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.
If you’re thinking of getting Invisalign, you might have many questions. Here are some of the most common FAQs we receive about Invisalign.
How Many Hours a Day Do I Have to Wear Invisalign?
Your dentist will advise you on the ideal duration according to your condition. It is generally recommended you wear Invisalign for at least 20 to 22 hours daily for best results.
Are There Any Restrictions with Invisalign?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign imposes no restrictions on those wearing them. You can temporarily remove the clear aligners as you eat all of your favorite foods, even popcorn, which could be a problem with braces.
What Can I Expect From Invisalign Treatment?
When you come in for Invisalign treatment, your dentist will take a 3D image of your jaw and mouth. These images will help the orthodontist create different sets of personalized clear aligners you will wear throughout your treatment. Assessing your progress, your dentist will ask you to move to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks.
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
There is no set duration, as the length of Invisalign treatment will vary according to your condition and progress. Mild cases that follow regular protocols may take 12 to 18 months, while more complex issues may take 24 months or longer.
Call Us Today for Invisalign Treatment
The success of Invisalign treatment depends on how well your dentist monitors your progress. If you want to fix your dental issues with Invisalign, visit Atlantic Dentistry at our Bartram Park office. We have the expertise and years of experience to help you straighten and align your teeth to achieve your desired smile. Please call us at (904) 644-3020 to schedule an appointment today.
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13920 Old St Augustine Rd, Suite 103
Jacksonville, Fl 32258-5561
Office: (904) 644-3020