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What Is Invisalign Teeth Straightening?

  • May 22, 2014

Ever wondered how it would feel like to have your crooked teeth straightened without the pain and hassle of traditional metal braces? Now, painless teeth straightening is possible with a revolutionary dental treatment called Invisalign.

Invisalign is a set of clear, plastic aligners that are removable and do not have metal brackets or wires unlike traditional braces. Invisalign aligners also have a smooth surface finish so you don’t have to worry about food particles getting stuck between your braces when you eat.

Since Invisalign is removable, you can also just take them off after eating and brush normally like you would. The aligners are easy to clean and you don’t even have to use special cleaning gels or pastes to maintain them. Regular brushing and your oral hygiene routine are enough to take care of your aligners.

When it comes to wearing the Invisalign plastic aligners, your Columbia SC dentist may recommend that you wear each of them for an average of 2 weeks before moving on to the next piece of aligner. It has also been studied that a patient needs to wear an Invisalign aligner for at least 20 hours a day in order to get the full benefit from the mouthpiece. Of course your specific treatment program would be based on the current state of your teeth and how much needs to be done to correct or improve their position/alignment.

How to Get Your Invisalign Aligners

If you are interested in the Invisalign straightening program, you must first find a preferred provider in your area. It’s always best to consult with a certified Invisalign dentist just to make sure that you’ll get the best and up-to-date treatment under the program.

There will be checkups and consultations involved in order to know if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. To start you treatment today, please call Total Dental Care of South Carolina at 803-272-4162. Dr. Doug Forbes is the clinic’s certified Invisalign dentist.


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