Many patients visit our Jacksonville, FL dental office looking to learn more about what can be done to fix their crooked teeth or misaligned bite patterns. Dr. Don Alexander and Dr. Michael Greenburg offer patient-focused cosmetic dental services to meet all of your oral health needs. They are happy to provide Invisalign to patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. If you are considering pursuing Invisalign for yourself, here are three major benefits of this treatment option to keep in mind.
1. Discreet Alternative To Traditional Braces
Many patients associate straightening their teeth with the use of traditional metal braces. However, metal braces come with a long list of inconveniences that do not apply to Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are worn over your teeth. They are designed to apply small amounts of pressure to your dental structures. This pressure will encourage your teeth to move into position over time. Because you can see through the aligner material, this allows patients to maintain their current smile aesthetics even while undergoing treatment. Perfect for job interviews, weddings, or other special occasions, Invisalign allows you to discreetly undergo orthodontic treatment without sacrificing your style.
The Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning you are free to take them out at any time. It is important to wear the aligners as often as possible for the best end results. However, as long as you wear the aligners on average of 20-22 hours a day, your treatment plan will progress as intended. You are encouraged to remove your Invisalign aligners when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth. This means no dietary restrictions and no oral hygiene hazards. With traditional braces, patients are encouraged to avoid certain foods because they may cause damage to the dental hardware. However, with Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about making any lifestyle changes while undergoing treatment.
3. Less Time Spent At The Dentist
With traditional braces, you will be spending a lot of time sitting in the dental chair. This is because braces require tightening every few weeks to make sure that our plan is working. However, with Invisalign, you are given all of your aligners upfront so that you don’t have to keep returning to our office every time it is time to progress to the next stage of your treatment. Our doctors will provide you with instructions on how often you should switch your aligners beforehand so that you are fully prepared. While some check-up appointments may be required, they will be significantly less than what would be required of you with traditional orthodontic solutions.
Schedule An Appointment
Our office is currently accepting new patients. We serve patients of all ages in many Duval County communities including Lakewood, San Jose, San Marco, Miramar, and surrounding areas. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign or any of our other dental services, please schedule an appointment with our doctors online.