When it comes to straightening your teeth, standard metal braces have long been the trusted method. Now with Invisalign, you can correct your smile using comfortable, transparent plastic aligners. Learn if this clear alternative to braces is the right option for you.
What Invisalign Can Treat
If you want straighter teeth, Invisalign may be able to help. The treatment is designed to address mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including:
- Open bite
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Invisalign is also an effective way to address mild relapses following traditional braces. Since the aligners are virtually undetectable by others, adults whose teeth have shifted over the years often choose Invisalign to subtly restore their smiles.
If you have one or more of the previously mentioned orthodontic issues, you’re likely a good candidate for Invisalign. During your initial consultation, we will also determine if you meet the following criteria:
- You have healthy teeth and gums and can maintain good oral health and hygiene habits during your treatment period
- Your mouth has finished developing, allowing for long-term results
- You don’t smoke or are willing to quit smoking so as not to stain or damage your plastic aligners
You should also be prepared to follow our treatment guidelines, as doing so will yield the best results. Your customized plastic aligners must be worn at least 20 to 22 hours a day in order to effectively shift your teeth. The standard Invisalign treatment typically takes 10 to 12 months. We may be able to fast-track this timeline free of charge using an advanced orthodontic tool called AcceleDent®, which can increase the rate at which your teeth move by as much as 50 percent.
During your treatment period, you will need to visit our office every four to six weeks to receive your next set of aligners. While these office visits are short, it’s important that you set aside time for them. With evening hours Tuesday through Thursday, you can easily fit these visits into your busy schedule.
Benefits of Invisalign
Getting straighter teeth shouldn’t be a struggle. Invisalign lets you create your ideal smile while still enjoying your favorite foods, and your aligners are easily removable for brushing and flossing between meals.
Your aligners are created using 3D-images of your teeth. This ensures a close, comfortable fit. Invisalign’s advanced technology also allows you to see your expected outcomes before you begin treatment.
With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about painful metal brackets and wires poking your gums or coming loose. Fewer regular and emergency dental visits mean you can continue to enjoy life while getting the smile you deserve.
Why Flatrock Family Dentistry
With a focus on personalized care, we’ll take the time to develop an Invisalign treatment plan that’s right for you. Our friendly, personable staff is always here to answer any questions you may have before or during treatment.
Our welcoming atmosphere includes massage chairs, TVs and Bluetooth headsets. You can sit back and relax while our experienced team helps you get the results you want.
Get Invisalign in Greenville, SC
To schedule your Invisalign consultation, call 864-297-5268. Flatrock Family Dentistry serves patients in Greenville, Five Forks, Greer and surrounding areas of South Carolina.