If you want to straighten your smile but are unhappy with the prospect of metal braces, Invisalign® may be right for you. Using a series of clear plastic aligners, Dr. Randall Prince can help patients discreetly realign their teeth. While more severe cases of misalignment may still require traditional braces, Invisalign can easily ensure straight teeth for professionals, teenagers, or wedding guests who want to look their best. As an added bonus, Dr. Prince takes all measurements for impressions at his Dyersburg, TN, practice so that you do not need to schedule a separate appointment with an orthodontist.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses a series of clear alignment trays to gradually realign your bite over a period of about 18 months. Every two weeks, patients swap out their current tray for the next in the series until their smile is completely readjusted. While the trays should be worn at least 22 hours a day, patients can easily remove them for meals and brushing their teeth.
What are the Benefits?
As an orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is an appealing option for teenagers and adults alike. Among the most notable benefits are:
- Minimized dietary restrictions
- Easier oral care
- Improved comfort
- Fewer checkups
- Shorter treatment timelines
- Inconspicuous trays
Unfortunately, Invisalign is not ideal for everyone. It is typically recommended to patients with only minor to moderate misalignments. For more severe cases, traditional orthodontics is often a better fit. In order to make Invisalign as accessible as possible, Dr. Prince and his team offer an in-house financing program and CareCredit for those patients who qualify.
What is the Treatment Process Like?
Prior to treatment, you will meet with Dr. Prince for a consultation. He will ask about your treatment goals and evaluate the health of your smile and degree of misalignment to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. If so, he can immediately take impressions of your teeth and begin developing a treatment plan. With specialized software, he can map out the stages of your treatment and create an animation of how your teeth will move throughout. These measurements and impressions are sent to a certified Invisalign facility, where they are used to create your trays and ensure a customized fit.
Invisalign is a comfortable, inconspicuous way to realign your bite without the hassle of metal braces.
When you come in to pick up your first set of trays, Dr. Prince will also provide you with detailed instructions on their use and care. Every two weeks, you will switch to the next tray in your treatment. Every six weeks, you will need to return to our office for a checkup and to pick up the next set of trays. Most patients complete their Invisalign treatment in about twelve months, but individual timelines vary depending on the degree of misalignment and patient compliance.
Find Out if Invisalign is Right for You
Invisalign is a comfortable, inconspicuous way to realign your bite without the hassle of metal braces. If you or your teenager are interested in Invisalign, contact our office online today or call (731) 286-1583 to schedule a consultation.