Perhaps the best-known orthodontics brand for clear aligners, Invisalign, is a brand of clear, plastic aligners designed to create your perfect smile. Unlike braces, Invisalign is a discreet alternative that can correct moderate cases of crowded teeth, gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, and other orthodontic concerns.
How to Know if Invisalign is Right for You
If you’re wondering if Invisalign might be for you, the answer is: it’s very likely! Invisalign braces can work for a wide variety of people looking to make improvements in their smiles. Open bites, overbites, gap teeth, underbites, crowded teeth, and crossbites can all be treated using Invisalign clear aligners. An interactive guide about the different kinds of treatable cases can be found on Invisalign’s website: Treatable Cases.
It is important to note that Invisalign may not be suitable to address all corrective needs, particularly on the back teeth. If you are an Auburn or Opelika resident, contact Sprayberry Orthodontics for a professional assessment to see whether Invisalign could be right for you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The first big step in any Invisalign journey is meeting with an Invisalign-trained dental professional. At Sprayberry Orthodontics, the initial consultation is complimentary and open to both new and returning patients. To schedule a complimentary Invisalign consultation, contact Sprayberry Orthodontics.
During your consultation appointment, Dr. Sprayberry and our qualified Orthodontics Team will assess your suitability for Invisalign braces. If approved, we will take a 3D digital scan of your teeth to help determine a customized treatment plan for you.
What’s the First Fitting Appointment?
After the initial assessment, the 3D digital scan of your teeth will be used to create customized aligning trays. An official fitting appointment is necessary to ensure that your trays fit well. During this appointment, our Invisalign-trained professionals will teach you how to place and remove your Invisalign trays at home.
Some patients may require extra preparatory work before receiving Invisalign trays.
How Long Will My Invisalign Treatment Take?
Treatment timelines can vary, with most patients usually taking anywhere from 12-18 months to reach projected treatment outcomes. Please note that these estimations are based on patients who wear each tray for the recommended 20-22 hours per day.
Patients can expect to change to new trays every 1-2 weeks as each new tray brings them closer to their treatment goals. Tray changes can be made at home, but you will also have several appointments with Sprayberry Orthodontics throughout the treatment process to check in with your progress.
Living with Invisalign
You can expect to wear your aligners both during the day and night. The only exception is when you’re eating, drinking, or caring for your teeth. The trays are easily removable so you can clean your teeth with a toothbrush and floss.
Invisalign aligning trays can be changed easily and in the comfort of your own home. The trays pop on and off and can be removed with just your hands. To ensure that patients are comfortable with the process, placing, adjusting, and removing trays will be demonstrated during fitting appointments with Sprayberry Orthodontics.
Caring for your Invisalign is important, but that does not mean it has to be difficult. Invisalign trays can be soaked in specialized cleaning solutions and brushed to remove any debris.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign can be just as effective as traditional braces in treating mild to moderate concerns with a patient’s bite or general alignment. For those looking for a more convenient and discreet option than traditional braces, Invisalign can be the perfect solution.
Invisalign’s clear aligners can be used as a tool to correct misalignments in a more comfortable and convenient way than traditional braces. More information on the difference between traditional braces and Invisalign can be found in our article: A Brief Guide To Invisalign And Braces.
Why Sprayberry Orthodontics?
Using a trusted specialist is key to finding the best treatment plan for you. Located in Auburn, Sprayberry Orthodontics is a board-certified orthodontist committed to offering patient-friendly treatments specific to you. Contact Sprayberry Orthodontics to see if Invisalign is for you!