Do you wish there was a way to achieve a perfectly straight smile without the noticeable look of braces? If so, then consider Invisalign to attain a healthy, straight smile with a flexible and subtle orthodontic treatment. Our experts at Holmes & Palmer Orthodontics are certified Platinum Plus Invisalign providers in Charleston, WV, and a complimentary consultation with our team can determine if Invisalign is right for you.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners, so you can smile with confidence both during and after treatment. Invisalign has been proven very effective at treating simple to moderate misalignment concerns with the same efficiency as braces. Invisalign can be used to treat common issues such as:
- Gap teeth
- And more
Because Invisalign requires some patient responsibility, it may not be suitable for everyone. However, if you can remember to continuously wear your aligners as recommended and care for your teeth during treatment, this is a fantastic alternative for people seeking a discreet alternative for braces!
How Does The Invisalign Process Work?
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. The first pair of aligners is closest to your teeth’s original position, while the last set will lead to a perfectly straight smile. You will need to wear each set of aligners for around 22 hours per day and will change to the next set every one to two weeks, per your orthodontist’s instructions. As you replace each aligner with the next in the sequence, your teeth will move—little by little, week by week, until they are in the proper position. For optimal results, remove your aligners only when you eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Each time you brush your teeth, you should also gently clean your aligners to maintain excellent oral hygiene and minimize plaque development.
Drs. Holmes, Palmer, and Signorelli build a unique “roadmap” for your smile journey using the fully digitized images obtained at your initial consultation. At your Invisalign consultation, we can use 3D images to compare the appearance of your teeth before and what they could look like after treatment.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisalign is the ideal orthodontic treatment for those who want to keep the treatment process simple. With Invisalign in Charleston, WV, you enjoy the following benefits:
- You can maintain your regular diet without having to make any adjustments during your orthodontic treatment. Thanks to the removable trays, you can eat, drink, brush, and floss like normal. The most important thing to remember is to put your trays back in to achieve optimal results.
- You can enjoy a discreet treatment that will not disrupt your personal or professional life. You don’t have to worry about hiding your smile in meetings or pictures—you can continue to look and feel your best.
- If you are active in physical sports such as wrestling, football, boxing, etc., this is an ideal treatment option. As stated, you can remove your trays during your practice or games and simply put them back in as soon as you are done. Be sure to use a sports mouthguard to protect your teeth.
- Invisalign is also a comfortable option. The trays are made of smooth plastic, so you won’t have to worry about any poking wires or metal brackets irritating your gums.
If you are interested in Invisalign as a treatment option, contact our orthodontic office in Charleston, WV, today!