Are you looking for discreet, state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment? InvisalignⓇ clear aligners might be the right treatment for you! We are a Certified Invisalign Provider, and we have extensive knowledge and experience from over a decade of successful Invisalign treatment. At River Falls Orthodontics, Dr. Norman and her team are focused on staying up to date with the latest innovations in Invisalign treatment to provide the best possible experience for you and your smile.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligner trays that are changed out frequently throughout treatment. Each set of Invisalign clear aligners is worn for about two weeks. You’ll remove them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they have straightened to their final positions.
You’ll visit our Simpsonville, SC office approximately every six to eight weeks to make sure that your treatment is progressing as planned. How long you’ll wear your Invisalign clear aligners varies based on your unique orthodontic needs. Overall treatment time can range from just eight to 10 weeks to 12 to 18 months, depending on each patient’s goals for their smile.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign treatment provides many benefits compared to traditional metal braces, and Dr. Norman will work with you to see if you’re a good fit for Invisalign clear aligners.
- The aligner trays are removable: Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your Invisalign clear aligners for meals and for your dental care routine. This allows you to be able to eat and drink without any restrictions and continue your usual oral hygiene routine.
- They’re easy to clean: Since your aligner trays are removable, that means they are incredibly easy to clean. Just brush the inside and outside of your aligner trays with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
- They’re discreet: It’s called Invisalign treatment for a reason! The clear aligner trays are almost completely invisible on your teeth, so you can achieve the smile of your dreams and look good while doing it!
- You’ll have fewer appointments: Invisalign treatment patients don’t have as many regular visits to their orthodontist. Since your series of Invisalign clear aligners are switched out at home, you’ll only have to come in for periodic check-ins to make sure your treatment is going in the right direction.
Is Invisalign Treatment Permanent?
Just like with other types of orthodontic treatment, using a retainer is necessary to maintain your results after treatment. Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, one of several types of retainers may be utilized to help you keep a straight smile for life. Your post-orthodontic treatment care may include removable clear retainers or permanent retainers. This will give your teeth time to settle into their new, straightened positions and allow you to maintain your results for a lifetime!