Invisalign Charlottesville VA experts
Hamer and Glassick Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas. For teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility, Invisalign could be the treatment for you.
What is involved in Invisalign Charlottesville VA treatment?
By using a series of clear, removable aligners, the Invisalign system aligns your teeth and improves your oral health. We will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your Initial consultation. We will use this to build an aligner designed just for your smile.
The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over your teeth. These customized trays will be to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions. When used as directed, Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic problems.
What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign treatment?
Besides being nearly invisible, one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners is their removability. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is especially important during your orthodontic treatment. 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 it is much easier to remove your aligners.
With Invisalign, you can eat all of your favorite foods while working on your straighter smile. 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 aligners, there are Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks so that Dr. Hamer or Dr. Glassick can be sure that your teeth are making good progress. 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.
How does the Charlottesville Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign program is pretty easy to understand and to care for. You will receive the smile you have always wanted with the ease and flexibility of clear aligners.
During your visits with Hammer and Glassick 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 Invisalign Charlottesville VA. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs.
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.
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.
To learn more about Invisalign Charlottesville VA, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.