The alignment of your teeth not only plays an important role in your confidence, but your oral health. Misaligned teeth increase your risk for tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ complications. Often, traditional metal braces are used to straighten your smile. However, now you have an alternative option. Dr. Scott Wagner offers Invisalign in Jacksonville to align your teeth using a more sophisticated treatment.
Traditional Braces vs. Invisalign
Traditional metal braces have been used for more than 100 years because they are effective for treating the most complex orthodontic issues. Wires and brackets are attached to the teeth to pull them into their correct position. While they are highly effective, there are many disadvantages that come with the treatment.
Not only are metal braces very noticeable, but often uncomfortable due to the wires and brackets. You will have dietary restrictions and oral hygiene is a challenge. Now, you can resolve all the disadvantages of traditional braces with Invisalign. Due to the various benefits, it has become the clear choice among teens and adults.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners that are worn over the teeth to gradually move them into positon. Not only is this treatment nearly invisible, but quicker than that of metal braces. In fact, the average treatment time is only 12 months.
Since the aligners are removable, there are no dietary restrictions and oral hygiene is easier. You will have no irritation to the inside of the lips or cheeks because the aligners are smooth and offer a custom fit.
Treatment with Invisalign
If you are ready for a faster, comfortable treatment, you need to schedule a consultation with your Jacksonville Invisalign dentist. Dr. Wagner will evaluate your alignment concerns to ensure you are a candidate for treatment.
Using 3D scans, he will create a series of custom-made aligners. You will wear each aligner in the series for about two weeks. Each aligner needs to be worn for about 22 hours per day. You should only take them out for oral hygiene, eating, and drinking.
During your treatment, you will not need to have adjustments made because no wires are used. As a result, you will not need to come into our office as often, but we will still need to see you every few weeks to monitor the progression of your treatment. We will also give you the next set of aligners for you to wear.
Depending on your specific needs, your treatment should be finished in about 12 months. At this point, you will require a retainer for a short time to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous position.
Get a Straight Smile Today
If you are ready to improve your confidence and oral health with a straight smile, it is time to choose the preferred choice in orthodontics. Invisalign is the discreet, convenient, and comfortable option to correctly align your teeth.
To see if you are a candidate for Invisalign, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward helping smile confidently while protecting your oral health.