Do You Qualify For Invisalign?
If you have uneven teeth then you probably assume braces are your only option for obtaining an even smile. However, there are other options for correcting misalignment. Instead of metal braces, we can provide a practically invisible treatment alternative. Dr. Alexander is a dentist in Jacksonville FL and Invisalign® provider.
We help teens and adults straighten their smiles without metal braces. Invisalign is the original clear aligner system, and a leader in clear aligners. This teeth straightening system uses a series of removable trays to gently reposition teeth. The Invisalign system is perfect for patients who need mild to moderate orthodontic care.
What Can Invisalign Do?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system designed to correct misalignment. We typically recommend this procedure for patients who are over the age of 16 and have minor to moderate alignment problems. To see if you qualify we will examine your teeth and jaw, assessing the cause and severity of your misalignment.
We can then decide if this is the best option for improving your smile’s alignment. Instead of using metal braces, patients wear a series of aligners made from clear plastic. Invisalign may be used to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Tooth crowding
- Spaces between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite or overbite
Why Choose Invisalign?
There are many reasons why patients prefer Invisalign clear aligners vs. metal braces. The chief reason being because they are so clear, practically no one knows you’re wearing braces. The material itself is thin, so it blends in with your teeth. In addition to the esthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign offers a number of significant clinical benefits.
When compared to metal braces this system offers a number of benefits, including:
- Less noticeable appearance
- More comfortable than braces
- Fewer office visits
- You don’t need to avoid certain foods
- Brushing and flossing teeth is easier
- Better gum and tooth health during treatment because of better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- More predictable treatment planning with Invisalign software
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
First, your dentist takes digital impressions of your smile, as well as photographs. These items are sent to an Invisalign lab, where a series of custom-made aligners are created. These aligners are made of an ultra-thin, clear, hard-soft plastic material. They are comfortable and flexible and won’t damage your tooth enamel and gums.
The patient then wears the aligners everyday for between 20 and 23 hours, only removing them for special occasions, meals, or when brushing and flossing. About once every two weeks you will upgrade to a new set, with the total treatment time being between a year and 18 months, depending on the severity of your misalignment.
Invisalign Patient Testimonial
Contact Us for a Free Invisalign® Consultation!
Millions of people have straightened their smile with Invisalign. Isn’t it time you got the straighter smile you’ve always wanted? If you have any questions about clear aligners or correcting your misalignment, then please contact our office today. By addressing your misalignment you reduce the risk of a number of oral health concerns, ranging from tooth decay to TMJ disorder.
Contact our Jacksonville dental office for more information and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Alexander today!