Jacksonville Invisalign experts
If you're a teenager or adult seeking the same results as traditional braces but with greater freedom and flexibility, Invisalign may be the perfect solution for you! Ossi Orthodontics is your trusted specialist in achieving beautifully aligned smiles for patients of all age groups in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and the surrounding areas.
What is involved in Jacksonville Invisalign treatment?
By utilizing a series of clear and removable aligners, the Invisalign system effectively aligns your teeth and enhances your oral health. Extensive research has shown that when used as instructed, Invisalign is equally as effective as traditional braces in treating a wide range of common orthodontic issues.
During your initial consultation, we will employ x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of your teeth. This comprehensive image will serve as the foundation for designing aligners tailored specifically to your smile. Crafted from a smooth and comfortable material, these custom trays fit securely over your teeth. To keep up with the shifting of your teeth into their desired positions, you will switch out these personalized trays every 1-2 weeks.
What are the benefits of choosing Jacksonville Invisalign treatment?
Besides being nearly invisible, one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners is their removability. By design, you should remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This means you'll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. They should also be removed before brushing and flossing. It's much easier to maintain a good oral hygiene routine because you can access your teeth more easily. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is especially important during your orthodontic treatment.
No need to worry about any food restrictions since you can remove your aligners to eat and drink. This is pretty significant because food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can eat all of your favorite foods while working on your straighter smile. Aligners do need to be removed before you eat to avoid staining, and they should be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
Another benefit that comes with Invisalign is the absence of pesky wires to poke out and irritate your mouth, and there aren't any adjustment appointments. With Invisalign aligners, there are Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks so that Dr. Alan Ossi can be sure that your teeth are making good progress.
How does Jacksonville Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You'll wear each aligner for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. As the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series, your teeth will be moving gradually, until they reach their new and improved positions.
During your visits with Ossi Orthodontics, we will check to make sure treatment is progressing as planned. You must change the aligners on time and wear them as you are instructed to do. This is the most important part of the success of your smile with Jacksonville Invisalign. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs. They will need to be changed often to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that has been made.
Keep in mind that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. Since Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten your teeth, it's hard to say for sure how long each patient will have to wear their aligners before you see encouraging and significant results. The average is somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case. Treatment time depends in large part on patient compliance.
We estimate average treatment based on patients following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day during the entire treatment. Straying from this schedule even a little bit can add extra time to your overall treatment. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program.