As our most popular alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign can give you the same beautiful results as braces without any metal brackets or wires. This makes it especially attractive to adults and teens who prefer a more subtle way to straighten their smiles. The removable aligners are also an excellent choice for athletes, musicians who play certain instruments, and anyone who wants to continue their active lifestyle throughout the treatment process. At Sandifer Orthodontics, we’ll help you get your dream smile with Invisalign without disrupting your life!
What is Invisalign? How does it work?
Invisalign uses clear aligners to move your teeth into better positions, straightening your smile and improving your oral health. The removable trays are made of a special thermoplastic resin and designed to fit snugly but comfortably over your teeth. When worn as directed by Dr. Sandifer, Invisalign is just as effective as braces at correcting mild to moderate cases of most orthodontic issues.
When you schedule a FREE consultation in our Jackson or Brandon office, Dr. Sandifer will determine if your smile is a good fit for Invisalign. If you decide to proceed with treatment, we’ll use a 3D scan to create your customized aligners. You’ll wear these for 20-22 hours daily throughout the treatment and replace them with a new set every 1-2 weeks.
The total treatment time will vary from case to case, but the average patient usually wears aligners for 9-15 months, depending on compliance. The success of the Invisalign system depends on you following the guidelines Dr. Sandifer gives you. Failure to do so can result in longer treatment times and subpar results.
Benefits of Invisalign over braces
One of the biggest adjustments with traditional braces is the food restrictions, but you can remove Invisalign aligners at mealtime. That means you’ll still be able to eat everything you usually would! Just remember to brush and floss after eating to keep your teeth healthy.
Easier oral hygiene
A solid dental hygiene routine is always important, but metal braces can make brushing and flossing tricky, especially in the beginning. Invisalign aligners are removed before brushing, so cleaning your teeth and gums is a breeze! Caring for the aligners themselves is simple, too. There are cleaning kits designed specifically for this job, or you can brush and rinse them with warm water.
Invisalign aligners are made from a lightweight plastic that’s customized for your teeth, so they’re comfortable to wear. Because the plastic is smooth, there’s no irritation to your mouth, gums, or cheeks like you can get with wires and metal brackets.
Straighten your smile in style
The invisibility factor of the aligners is the most popular feature of the Invisalign system! This makes the treatment very discreet, which can be a big benefit if you feel self-conscious about undergoing orthodontic treatment. Removability is another big benefit. You can take aligners out for short periods when you want your natural smile to shine through, like weddings, prom, or senior pictures.
Straighten your smile with Invisalign from Sandifer Orthodontics
Dr. Sandifer is an experienced Invisalign expert who creates beautiful smiles for patients of all ages using various treatment options. Our team is committed to treating every patient with compassion, kindness, and respect. We want you to feel like family from the moment you make your first appointment!
If you’re looking for an Invisalign provider you can trust, Sandifer Orthodontics is here for you. Dr. Sandifer and the rest of our talented team have the education, training, and skill to give you a rewarding orthodontic experience from start to finish. To learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile, get in touch with us today to schedule a FREE virtual or in-office consultation.