Some people avoid straightening their teeth because they do not want to deal with uncomfortable, obvious traditional braces.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using clear aligners instead of the brackets and wires of braces.
At Holley Dental Group in Prattville, AL, we provide Invisalign to straighten teeth and improve oral function.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic alternative to traditional braces. Instead of using metal wires and brackets, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gently guide your teeth into
Why Invisalign Is Incredibly Popular
The wires, brackets, and bands of traditional braces stand out. Invisalign's aligners, on the other hand, are clear and discreet. This allows patients to straighten their teeth without broadcasting the fact that they are receiving orthodontic care.
Invisalign's aligners are removable. This makes it easy to brush and floss without the special tools or products that may be required by those with braces. Another benefit of removability is that Invisalign users can eat without dietary restrictions, unlike braces patients.
The metal wires and brackets of braces can scratch and irritate the soft tissues in your mouth. They can also break, requiring emergency orthodontic care. Invisalign's clear aligners are made of smooth plastic that avoids irritation and is incredibly durable.
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A straighter smile isn't just about your appearance—it can also impact your oral health. At Holley Dental Group, we want patients to achieve healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles that can last a lifetime. Invisalign clear aligners allow patients to discreetly straighten their teeth to help them achieve that goal.
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You Don't Need an Orthodontist for Invisalign
A major myth surrounding Invisalign is the idea that it requires visiting an orthodontist. The truth is, dentists are perfectly capable of administering Invisalign orthodontic treatment. Many prefer receiving Invisalign from their trusted dentist instead of having to see a new and unfamiliar orthodontist.
We Use Advanced Technology
3D Digital Scanner
We prioritize convenience throughout Invisalign treatment, even before your aligners are fitted. Our dentists create our impressions using a 3D digital scanner instead of the uncomfortable putty that is traditionally used.
We use a cone beam scanner to produce incredibly accurate imaging of your mouth, allowing us to plan and carry out precise care. CBCT scans can also be used to simulate and predict root and tooth movement throughout Invisalign treatment.
We offer subtle, tooth-colored SmartForce® attachments that can take Invisalign's effects to the next level. While not needed by all, these attachments can be added to your aligners to achieve complex tooth movement that may not have otherwise been possible with Invisalign.
The Invisalign Treatment Timeline
Typically, aligner treatment can be completed in about 12-18 months.
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Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners
Caring for your aligners is easy. Here are a few simple things to remember:
Remove Before Eating
Remove your aligners before you eat and drink anything other than water. Be sure to place them in their protective case to prevent damage.
Rinse Before Putting Back
Rinse your trays with lukewarm water before putting them back in your mouth. This will help keep bacteria to a minimum.
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Remove the trays to brush and floss your teeth as normal.
Clean the Trays
Use a soft-bristled brush, mild soap, and lukewarm water to clean your trays. Do not use hot water or toothpaste as this could damage the trays.
Many patients are happy to find out that insurance providers often contribute to the cost of Invisalign treatment. We have decided to take an additional step toward making orthodontics more affordable by accepting CareCredit®, which allows patients to pay for treatment in simple low- or no-interest monthly installments.