Many of our patients visit our office because they are interested in straightening their smiles. Crooked teeth are not only a cosmetic issue but also a restorative one. When your teeth are not properly aligned, this affects how all of your dental structures work together to perform daily tasks like eating and speaking. As your trusted dentist in Jacksonville, FL, we wanted to provide you with some additional information on Invisalign, which is a common solution we recommend for treating mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Here are some things you need to know about Invisalign:
Invisalign is a discreet method of straightening your smile.
Patients no longer have to tolerate the metallic aesthetic that comes with traditional braces. Brackets and wires are not necessary with Invisalign. Instead, Invisalign is a system of clear, plastic aligners that gradually apply pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. Because they are made of see-through material, the aligners allow you to maintain your current smile aesthetics while undergoing orthodontic treatment. This is a major benefit of Invisalign that our patients enjoy.
Invisalign is removable.
Unlike traditional braces that are firmly secured to your teeth surfaces throughout the entire duration of your treatment, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means that you can take them out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Patients love this advantage that comes with Invisalign treatment because it means no dietary restrictions or extra steps in your oral hygiene routine. Additionally, you can remove your Invisalign aligner during special occasions like weddings, job interviews, or first dates. As long as you wear your Invisalign aligner on average at least 22 hours out of the day, your treatment plan will not be affected.
Invisalign saves time.
With traditional braces, you must schedule several appointments to have the wires tightened and retightened to ensure that your treatment plan progresses. With Invisalign, you are provided all of the aligners upfront. Your dentist will let you know when you should change to a new aligner, though this usually happens every two weeks. We will schedule some appointments to check the progress of your treatment plan, but this will be significantly fewer office visits than you would have with traditional braces. This means less time spent in the dental chair and more time to do with as you please.
Schedule An Invisalign Consultation.
If you are interested in finding out if Invisalign is right for you, schedule an Invisalign Consultation with Alexander Dentistry. Dr. Donald Alexander is a family dentist in Jacksonville, FL. Our entire team looks forward to providing you with compassionate care and comprehensive dental services including Invisalign treatment. Please schedule an appointment with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.