Not many of us are born with a perfectly straight smile. So, that’s where orthodontic treatments come in handy.
For many years, braces — brackets and wires to encourage teeth to move — were the only method of straightening teeth. However, in recent years, clear aligners are becoming the treatment of choice for achieving a straight smile because they’re both comfortable and discreet.
Invisalign® is a popular brand of aligners consisting of a comfortable and flexible material that can gradually move the position of your teeth safely and effectively.
Our team led by Nodesh Shyamsunder, BDS, and Jasleen Raina, DDS, at Beaches Dentistry located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, offers Invisalign for those looking to straighten their smile without the hassle of traditional braces. In this blog, we review more information about this popular orthodontic treatment.
There’s a myriad of dental issues that Invisalign can address. This includes misaligned bites — or malocclusions — such as underbites, overbites, and crossbites; gapped teeth; or crooked teeth. These aligners can correct all these things without bulky wires and brackets.
These are some of the other benefits that Invisalign has to offer:
All these factors make it a great alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments such as braces.
At the beginning of the process, you meet with our team to make sure you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. After a thorough dental exam, if we determine that Invisalign is right for you, we take digital scans of your teeth. These scans are uploaded to the Invisalign software, so their lab can make custom aligners tailored uniquely to you.
After your aligners are ready, you start wearing them for 20-22 hours daily, taking them out only to eat and brush your teeth. About every week or so, you change your aligners for a new set to continue shifting your teeth to their desired position. Every six weeks, you visit us for check-ins to ensure everything is progressing well.
If you’re ready to straighten your smile without the hassle of traditional braces, Invisalign could be for you. Call us or use our convenient online booking tool today to schedule a consultation and learn more about Invisalign to determine if it’s right for your orthodontic needs.