Invisalign for Adults

in Columbia, SC

Invisalign aligners are becoming popular as an alternative to traditional metal braces for adults looking to straighten their teeth. Invisalign is a clear aligner system that uses custom-made trays made of smooth, comfortable, virtually invisible plastic material to shift teeth gently into their desired position.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Here are the benefits of using Invisalign to straighten your teeth:

Nearly Invisible

Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic, making them much less noticeable than traditional metal braces. This can be a significant advantage for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without drawing attention.

RemovableRemovable

Unlike traditional braces, you can remove Invisalign aligners when you eat, drink, brush and floss. This can make maintaining your oral hygiene easier compared to traditional braces.

Comfortable

Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely, which often makes them more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. There are no wires or brackets that can irritate your mouth. Plus, your smile is shaped more gently and with less pain than braces. A 2013 patient survey revealed that Invisalign's SmartTrack material significantly reduced pain intensity, duration and pressure upon insertion.

Less Time at the Dentist

Fewer adjustments are needed because Invisalign aligners are designed from the start of treatment. This means less time at the dentist's or orthodontist's office.

Predictable Treatment

Invisalign treatment includes a plan that shows how your teeth will move at each stage and what they'll look like at the end of treatment. This can give you a clear vision of your treatment outcome. Compared with clear aligners made of off-the-shelf, single-layer .030-inch material, Invisalign's proprietary SmartTrack material can straighten your teeth with 75% more predictability.

Eat Whatever You Like

With traditional braces, certain foods can get stuck and cause problems. But since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can eat whatever you like. However, you still need to be mindful of foods and drinks that can cause staining damage to your natural teeth, such as coffee, tea or soda.

Improved Oral Health

Straighter teeth can lead to healthier gums, improved hygiene, and reduced risk of gum and tooth erosion.

Our Invisalign Treatment Process

Consultation.

The first step in our Invisalign treatment process is a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. During this appointment, we will evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right treatment.

Customized Treatment Plan

If Invisalign is deemed suitable for your needs, we will create a customized treatment plan using advanced 3D computer imaging technology. This will show the series of movements your teeth will go through during treatment.

Custom-made Aligners

Using the 3D images, a series of custom-made aligners are created specifically for your teeth and treatment plan.

Wearing Your Aligners

You will wear each set of aligners at least 20 to 22 hours per day for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you progress through each set of aligners, your teeth gradually move until they reach the desired position.

Checkups

Depending on our treatment plan, you will visit our office for a checkup so we can monitor your progress and ensure that treatment is on track.

Your Life Is Moving, Your Smile Should Keep Up — Contact Us for Quality Invisalign Treatment

If you’re looking for ways to improve your smile without many interruptions in your everyday life, Invisalign may be the right choice for you. Our orthodontists will assess your oral condition to see if you’re an ideal candidate for Invisalign. If not, we will recommend other treatment options that best suit your needs. 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your journey towards a straighter, healthier smile with Invisalign!