Invisalign® retainers, also known as aligners, have changed the world of orthodontic treatment. These retainers offer patients an option other than the traditional metal brackets and wires. When you are looking for a more discreet way to correct the alignment of your teeth, Invisalign® may be the best way to go. This is an option that has proven to be effective for many patients of all ages. Teenagers and adults are enjoying the Invisalign® difference.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
This form of orthodontic correction offers you many advantages. When you choose Invisalign® aligners to straighten your teeth, custom fitted aligners will be created for your mouth. Using the latest in medical imagery and technology, our orthodontist will be able to map out your treatment and show you a computerized image of what your teeth will look like once you are finished with Invisalign®. Your aligners are made of medical-grade plastic. They are durable and meant to withstand the strains of daily life. They slide in over your teeth easily, sparing you the irritation that can come with brackets and wires that rub against the inside of your mouth. As an added bonus, Invisalign® retainers manage to do all of this while remaining nearly invisible. The world doesn’t have to know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, but everyone will be amazed by the results when you are done. You’ll need to wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day to see optimal results. However, you can take them out when you are cleaning your teeth to make sure your teeth stay healthy during treatment. You can also remove your aligners if you are taking part in contact sports or have a special occasion. It is this flexibility that makes many patients choose Invisalign®.
Getting Started with Invisalign®
The only way to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign® is to schedule an appointment. Your teeth will be evaluated, and our orthodontist will use medical imagery to determine the source of your problems with your teeth. Once our orthodontist has pinpointed what needs to be corrected, we will be able to create your personalized treatment plan. Dr. M. Scott Runnels will discuss all of your options with you during this appointment. If you are a candidate for Invisalign®, you can prepare for your first set.
What to Expect with Invisalign®
If Invisalign® is right for you, it will take about the same amount of time as traditional braces. You will need to take care of your aligners and avoid drinks that could stain them. It is also vital to clean your teeth regularly. Invisalign® will do all of the work for you. All you need to do is stay diligent about taking care of your teeth during the course of your treatment to ensure the best dental health possible once your aligners are removed. The office of Dr. M. Scott Runnels offers Invisalign® as one of our many services. Schedule an appointment with our practice in Panama City Beach so we can help you decide if Invisalign® is the right course of treatment for you.