Memphis TN Invisalign Specialists

Invisalign offers teens and adults the benefits of traditional braces with added flexibility and freedom. Saddle Creek Orthodontics is your go-to for aligning smiles across Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, and nearby areas.

How Does Memphis TN Invisalign Work?

Invisalign corrects dental alignment and enhances oral health through a series of clear, detachable aligners, changed throughout the treatment. When followed as recommended, Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces. During your first visit, we'll take x-rays and digital scans to generate an accurate 3D model of your teeth. This model helps us craft aligners tailored to your dental structure. Made from a smooth, snug-fitting material, these aligners are updated every 1-2 weeks to progress with your teeth shifting toward their optimal positions.

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Why Opt for Invisalign Treatment in Memphis, TN?

A major advantage of Invisalign clear aligners, aside from their almost invisible appearance, is the ability to remove them. It's recommended to take out your aligners before consuming anything but water and prior to brushing and flossing. This accessibility significantly simplifies maintaining excellent oral hygiene, which is crucial for orthodontic patients.

The convenience of removing your aligners before meals means you face no dietary restrictions. This is particularly beneficial as adapting to food limitations is often a challenge with traditional braces. Invisalign allows you to continue enjoying your favorite foods while straightening your teeth! It's important to remove aligners before eating to prevent staining and to clean them with warm water at least once daily.

Invisalign eliminates the hassle of wires that could cause irritation in your mouth, and there's no need for adjustment appointments. However, follow-up visits with Dr. Kyle Fagala every 6-8 weeks are still necessary to monitor progress.

Understanding the Invisalign System in Memphis, TN

The Invisalign process is quite simple. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and is only removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into their correct positions.

During your appointments at Saddle Creek Orthodontics, we'll verify that your treatment is on track. Failing to switch aligners as scheduled or missing appointments can reverse progress. Adhering to the aligner schedule and wearing them as instructed is critical to the success of your Invisalign treatment in Memphis, TN. Your aligners are custom-made to suit your dental requirements and need regular updates to match your teeth's movement as they align.

While treatment duration varies widely, averaging between 6 and 18 months, it largely depends on patient adherence. Each patient's response to orthodontic treatment is unique, and since Invisalign's method of straightening teeth is less invasive than traditional braces, predicting the exact treatment length can be challenging.

Adherence to recommended guidelines is essential to avoid extending the treatment period. Invisalign's effectiveness is contingent upon wearing the aligners for 20-22 hours daily throughout the treatment.

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For more information on Invisalign in Memphis, TN, or to assess if you're a suitable candidate for Invisalign aligners, please reach out to our office to arrange a free consultation.