Invisalign is a more cosmetically appealing alternative to braces. Instead of metal wires on your teeth, you’ll wear a clear alignment tray that is barely noticeable. Adults who never got their teeth straightened as a kid and now don’t want the embarrassment of braces love Invisalign because of how inconspicuous it is.Close up on smiling woman holding an Invisalign clear aligner tray

Invisalign can be an effective treatment for adults and teens, but in some cases braces or even porcelain veneers may be a better option. Learn more about Invisalign and schedule your consultation today by calling Flatrock Family Dentistry at 864-297-5268.

Invisalign Candidates

You may be a good Invisalign candidate if you:

  • Have misaligned teeth
  • Don’t want to deal with braces
  • Are committed to wearing your aligner trays at least 22 hours out of the day
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have generally healthy teeth and gums
  • Maintain good oral hygiene

Invisalign can treat most types of teeth misalignment, including crowding, gapping, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. However, if your case is particularly severe or complex, traditional braces may be a better option. We will take a close look at your teeth during your consultation and let you know honestly if we think Invisalign is a good choice for you.

If you only have some minor misalignment in your visible front teeth, you may want to look into porcelain veneers. Invisalign can help to correct minor misalignments, but it can take some time. If you want a quicker fix, dental veneers can give you the appearance of a straighter smile in just a week or two.

What Is Invisalign Treatment Like?

An Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligner trays designed to gradually move your teeth into a better position. Invisalign trays are customized for your teeth, and how many trays you’ll need depends on the extent of your misalignment.

A typical Invisalign treatment lasts for around 10 to 12 months, although this can be longer or shorter depending on your circumstances. Invisalign treatment is usually much shorter than traditional braces, which often require at least 2 years.

Keep your Invisalign trays clean and your teeth and gums healthy by:

  • Brushing or rinsing with water immediately after eating, so that food particles don’t get trapped in your trays
  • Avoid drinking dark colored beverages such as wine, tea, and coffee with your trays in
  • Not smoking
  • Practicing good oral hygiene habits

Keep your aligner trays on for 20 to 22 hours a day in order to ensure that your treatment stays on track and you see results.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today

If you’re interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign, call Flatrock Family Dentistry today at 864-297-5268 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Greenville, SC and surrounding areas.