Invisalign is an exciting method for straightening your smile without braces. In place of the hard brackets and wires associated with braces, Invisalign uses soft aligner trays to move and straighten teeth. These trays fit comfortably over the top and bottom rows of teeth and are custom made for each patient for a perfect fit. At Summerville Dentistry in both Evans and Augusta, GA, Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris are your dentists for Invisalign!
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign works to straighten the teeth in a manner similar to traditional braces. The aligner trays apply gentle pressure to the teeth to gradually move them in the desired direction over time. A set of two trays are worn at a time. One tray fits over the top row of teeth, while the other fits over the bottom row. Each set of aligner trays is worn for a few weeks and is then replaced with a new set of trays. With each new set of trays, the positioning of the teeth is closer to the desired final position. Teeth straightening usually takes about twelve months with Invisalign.
There are numerous benefits associated with Invisalign, one of which being how discreet the treatment is. The aligner trays are clear so they are not readily noticeable to others, making your smile appear natural. Another benefit is that the aligner trays are made from a soft plastic material so they are comfortable to wear. The trays will not irritate or poke the inside of the mouth in the same way the brackets and wires associated with braces sometimes do.
An additional advantage to Invisalign is that the aligner trays can be removed as needed. With braces, the brackets are cemented in place and can only be removed by a dentist or orthodontist after completing treatment. With Invisalign, the trays can be removed to eat and drink, thus preventing particles and debris from getting caught between in the trays. Furthermore, the trays can be taken out to brush and floss, making it easier to maintain good oral hygiene. Your dentist for Invisalign in Evans and Augusta, GA, can help you decide if it is the right option for you.
Interested? Call Either Our Evans or Augusta, GA, Office!
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wingard or Dr. Morris by calling Summerville Dentistry at (706) 738-4723 (Augusta location) or at (706) 250-2998 (Evans location).