Bay Minette Invisalign experts

Glass Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Bay Minette, Daphne, Atmore, and surrounding communities. Teens and adults who want the same results as traditional braces, but with more freedom and flexibility don’t need to look further than Invisalign.

What is involved in Bay Minette Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign in Bay Minette can straighten your teeth as effectively as traditional braces, as long as you follow all of the directions our team will provide. The system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to correct orthodontic problems and improve your oral health. At your initial consultation, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial consultation. This information will provide the building blocks for your customized treatment plan and custom made aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions.

What are the benefits of choosing Bay Minette Invisalign treatment?

The ability to remove your aligners is a huge benefit of Invisalign. You can take them off to eat, drink, brush, floss, as well as special occasions. Since keeping your teeth healthy is very important for orthodontic patients, brushing and flossing your teeth normally instead of having to relearn how to work around brackets and wires can make your treatment experience much more enjoyable.

Additionally, Invisalign aligners are designed to be removed before eating or drinking anything other than water. This means you’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. You don’t have to forego any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! Since you can remove your clear aligners, you can avoid any food restriction. This is significant because food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces. Aligners do need to be removed before all meals in order to avoid staining. They should also be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.

Another great benefit? No irritating or poking wires and you don’t have to worry about adjustment appointments to worry about. That means the treatment process is comfortable and convenient. Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, however, so that Dr. Glass can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.

How does the Bay Minette Invisalign system work?

The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You will 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 final desired positions.

We’ll keep an eye out for any issues with your treatment progress at your follow-up appointments at Glass Orthodontics. You can do your part by wearing your aligner as directed. This is the most important element to success with your Bay Minette Invisalign. Your trays need to be changed on time to keep up with the shifts in your teeth. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that’s been made.

It’s important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. Treatment time depends significantly on patient compliance. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it can be hard to say with certainty how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case.

The average treatment time is estimated based on patients following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment. Any small deviation from instructions can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program.

To learn more about Bay Minette Invisalign, or to find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.