Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic technology that allows you to straighten your teeth quickly, discreetly, and comfortably. Using a series of virtually invisible aligners, Invisalign gently guides your teeth into place for a beautifully straight smile. At Palmetto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Sumter, SC, our doctors provide Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. We can plan and monitor every stage of your treatment for efficient orthodontia without the hassle and discomfort of metal brackets. 

A woman wearing Invisalign traysHow Does It Work?

Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner in the series applies gentle, consistent pressure to gently guide your teeth into place. Created out of SmartTrack® material, the aligners are virtually invisible and provide more predictable treatment than other forms of orthodontics

Benefits of Invisalign 

Traditional metal brackets are bulky, obvious, and uncomfortable. In contrast, Invisalign aligners have smooth, clear surfaces, making them more comfortable and discreet. They are also removable, allowing you to maintain your oral health more easily. Simply remove them when it is time to brush or floss your teeth. This advanced treatment eliminates the need for food restrictions and allows you to enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about food particles remaining in your brackets. Treatment with Invisalign also saves the time and hassle of frequent doctor visits. 

Candidates for Invisalign

Invisalign can treat many of the same conditions as traditional braces, including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Cross bites
  • Open bites
  • Rotated teeth
  • Gaps
  • Overcrowding

The aligners are specially designed to treat mild to moderate cases of misalignment. However, for more complex issues, you may require treatment with traditional orthodontics. Your doctor can perform a comprehensive examination during your initial consultation and discuss your goals, needs, and options with you to recommend the optimal treatment option. 

Your Invisalign Treatment

During your initial consultation, we will take a series of digital impressions to create a precise 3-D image of your smile. Then, your doctor can map out a treatment plan and provide you with an estimate of how long your treatment may take. You can also preview your expected results at this time. 

At Palmetto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer this advanced alternative to provide our patients with a comfortable and discreet way to achieve their smile goals.

You will need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day throughout your treatment, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss. About every two weeks, you will replace your current set of aligners with the next set in the series. Every six weeks or so, you will return to our office so we can check your progress and provide you with additional aligners. 

The Invisalign Advantage

With all the benefits offered by Invisalign, many doctors are making the switch to providing orthodontic treatment with clear aligners rather than traditional braces. At Palmetto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer this advanced alternative to provide our patients with a comfortable and discreet way to achieve their smile goals. For more information about Invisalign and the other cosmetic dentistry services we offer, contact our office online or call us at (803) 469-3555 (Tahoe office) or (803) 773-5411 (Guignard office) today.