Q I have never wanted to wear braces as an adult, so a friend of mine recommended that I look at using Invisalign in Jacksonville to get a straighter smile. Where do I start, and what is the process for this type of treatment?
You are not alone in being concerned about wearing the traditional type of braces with metal brackets and wires. These braces are unattractive and require lengthy treatment times to get the results you want.
Fortunately, modern medicine has made significant advancements when it comes to proper alignment of your teeth. Jacksonville Invisalign treatments are fast, easy—and best of all, no one has to know that you are straightening your teeth.
Here are the simple steps you will take if you decide to use Invisalign to straighten your teeth:
- Meet for an initial consultation. Getting Invisalign requires a visit to an Invisalign Preferred Provider, which we are at Elite Smiles. Your first appointment will be a consultation to discuss the details of your smile and examine your teeth. In this consultation, your Jacksonville cosmetic dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign treatment.
- First impressions. Once you have been determined to be a good candidate for Invisalign, you will have x-rays, pictures, and impressions taken of your teeth. These will be used to create a complete treatment plan. Your cosmetic dentist in Jacksonville will also be able to give you a virtual representation of how your teeth will change throughout the treatment process.
- Use your clear aligners. Based on your treatment plan, you will be given a set of clear aligners to help you get your perfect smile. These are smooth BPA-free plastic that are so inconspicuous no one will be able to tell you are wearing them. They can also be removed to eat and for cleaning. While you wear the aligners, your teeth will slowly move into place. Every two weeks you will start to wear new aligners. These should be worn for a total of 20 to 22 hours each day.
To learn more about the treatment, it is a good idea to schedule a consultation with a Duval County cosmetic dentist. Call us today at 904-940-3933 to learn more about Invisalign in Jacksonville.