Collierville, TN Invisalign experts
Invisalign could be the answer for teens and adults who want the same results as traditional braces, but with more freedom and flexibility. Saddle Creek Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Collierville, TN, Midtown, East Memphis, Germantown, Memphis, and surrounding communities.
What is involved in Collierville, TN Invisalign treatment?
Over and over again, Invisalign has proven to be just as effective as traditional braces for the most common orthodontic issues when used correctly. The Invisalign clear aligner system aligns teeth and helps to improve oral health by using a series of clear, removable aligners. At your initial consultation, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial consultation. From this, we build a customized aligner that is specific to each patient’s smile.
What are the benefits of choosing Collierville, TN Invisalign treatment?
It’s very important to keep your teeth healthy, so an important benefit of Invisalign is how easy it is to brush and floss because you can remove them. Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed before eating or drinking anything other than water. This means you’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires.
While most people are interested in Invisalign because they’re nearly invisible, but they’re thrilled to find out they don’t have to avoid their favorite foods for the sake of their straighter smile. Since you can remove your clear aligners, you can avoid any food restriction. This is significant because food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces. Aligners do need to be removed before all meals in order to avoid staining. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, you won’t get poked and irritated by wires in your and there aren’t any adjustment appointments, either. Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, however, so that Dr. Kyle Fagala can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.
How does the Collierville, TN Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. As the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series, your teeth will be moving gradually, until they reach their final desired positions.
We’ll check to make sure treatment with Collierville, TN Invisalign is going according to plan during your visits to Saddle Creek Orthodontics. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your needs. They will need to be changed frequently in order to keep up with how your teeth are shifting as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that’s been made.
You’ll respond to orthodontic treatment uniquely. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case.
Invisalign only works when you follow instructions, so any small deviation can make your treatment take longer. The average treatment time is estimated based on you following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment