We Offer Invisalign in Gainesville
Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners used to straighten teeth. It is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic trays to gradually shift teeth into their desired positions. Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, making them a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. The treatment process typically involves regular visits to an orthodontist or dentist to check progress and receive new sets of aligners as teeth move into place. Invisalign can be used to correct a variety of dental issues, including crooked teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and cross-bites.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
There are several benefits of using Invisalign for orthodontic treatment:
Nearly Invisible: Invisalign aligners are clear and nearly invisible, which can be a huge advantage for people who feel self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces.
Comfort: The aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic and do not have any wires or brackets that can cause irritation to the cheeks and gums.
Removable: Invisalign aligners are removable, making it easy to eat, brush, and floss without any obstruction.
Efficient: Invisalign treatment is often faster than traditional braces, with some patients seeing results in as little as six months.
Precise: Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to create a custom treatment plan that is tailored to each patient’s individual needs, ensuring that teeth move into their desired positions with precision.
Improved Oral Hygiene: With Invisalign, patients can remove their aligners to brush and floss normally, which can lead to better oral hygiene and fewer cavities or gum problems.
Convenience: Invisalign requires fewer office visits than traditional braces, which can be more convenient for patients with busy schedules.
Overall, Invisalign offers a comfortable, discreet, and efficient alternative to traditional braces for straightening teeth and achieving a beautiful smile.
What to Expect When Receiving Invisalign Treatment
Here are the general steps you can expect during Invisalign treatment:
Consultation: The first step is a consultation to determine if Invisalign treatment is the right option for you which involves a comprehensive visual and oral exam along with x-rays.
Treatment Plan: If you are a good candidate, digital images of your teeth will be taken and used to create a custom treatment plan specific to your smile.
Aligner Fabrication: Once the treatment plan is finalized, a series of custom aligners will be fabricated based on the digital images of your teeth. You will typically receive several sets of aligners at each appointment.
Wearing the Aligners: You will wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss.
Refinement: If necessary, refinements will be made to your treatment plan and additional sets of aligners will be provided to continue moving your teeth into the desired position.
Retainer: Once your teeth have been straightened, you will be given a retainer to wear at night to help maintain the new position of your teeth.
The duration of a patient’s Invisalign treatment period varies depending on the individual case, but most people can expect to wear the aligners for 12 to 18 months. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your dentist for the best possible results.