What Problems Does Invisalign Resolve?

Do your crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious when you speak, smile, or even eat? If so, then you may be interested in discreet Invisalign® aligners, which straighten out your teeth with clear, custom-fit plastic trays.

At Higgins Dental, Dr. Marcus Higgins and Dr. Linda White are dedicated to providing you with the latest in general and cosmetic dental care. Our orthodontists have the training and expertise necessary to use aligners to effectively repair your smile.

Learn why over seven million patients have chosen to have their smile transformed by Invisalign. 

An invisible alternative to braces

We custom fit your aligners by taking a 3D scan on your mouth and then custom-fitting the aligners to the structure of your teeth and gums for both your upper and lower set of teeth. 

Depending on your individualized treatment plan, you’ll need to wear the aligners for about a week of two. As your teeth adjust to your aligners, we make you a new pair, until you’ve achieved the desired straightness and symmetry. This will happen every six to eight weeks, so we can also monitor your progress. 

With Invisalign, you can rest assured that people won’t notice you’re even wearing aligners. Because the trays are custom-made to fit securely and snugly over your teeth, you won’t have to worry about them slipping out of place. 

Made for convenience 

You can take your aligners out whenever you’d like, though you do need to keep them in for 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results. Invisalign aligners are also great because they don’t keep you from eating hard or sticky foods like braces do. 

You can take them out while you eat, though you will want to brush your teeth before reinserting them. You can also sleep in your aligners and keep them in for activities like sports. You can also remove your aligners for special occasions.

The benefits of Invisalign 

With over 20 years of experience, Invisalign has been fixing smiles for some time now! The aligners can fix problems like misaligned or overcrowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, or gapped teeth. And, the system achieves these results up to 50% faster than orthodontic treatments would.  

Invisalign is also comfortable on your teeth, meaning that pain and discomfort are minimal. You won’t feel the pain of metal wires and brackets as you would with braces.

Keeping your aligners clean is also quite easy. You won’t have to worry about food getting stuck inside them as you would with braces. You can easily clean your aligners with a warm water rinse and your own toothbrush. Be sure to brush and floss daily to ensure your teeth are clean as well.

Invisalign is not, however, for those who need major orthodontic correction. However, over the years, the technology of the system has become quite advanced, so you may be surprised to discover that Invisalign can successfully repair your smile. 

Find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you, and call us or make an appointment right on our website today. 

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