Is Invisalign Right for You?

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The “one-size-fits-all” rule works fairly well with scarves and slippers, but does it work with orthodontic treatment?

Not necessarily! Any orthodontic treatment you choose will be custom-crafted to fit the unique arch of your teeth, especially your Invisalign® clear aligners. Imagine wearing a one-size-fits-all clear aligner, fitted to the small mouths of early teens and the grown mouths of adults. This would be severely uncomfortable!

So, if one size of Invisalign® doesn’t fit all, how do you know if Invisalign® is right for you?
Well, let’s discuss the requirements of Invisalign® to determine if you’re a good candidate.

Here are the 5 C’s to consider: Comfort, Convenience, Condition, Clarity and Clinical Experience:

Comfort

Instead of using metal brackets and wires (like traditional braces), Invisalign® clear aligners are made of BPA-free, flexible, transparent plastic. These aligners are custom-fitted to your unique arch, situated comfortably on the top and bottom teeth, surrounding the inner and outer surfaces. Without the use of metal brackets and wires, clear aligners provide an especially comfortable fit.

Convenience

Imagine if you had the ability to remove your braces when you eat, drink, brush and floss your teeth… With Invisalign® clear aligners, you can! Many patients choose clear aligners because they’re removable. Take out your aligners to brush and floss your teeth, to drink any liquids besides water, and to eat food. Traditional braces are infamous for catching food particles between wires and brackets. With Invisalign®, you remove your aligners to eat, then rinse them and place them back in. Many patients enjoy the freedom of removing and cleaning their aligners often.

 

Condition

Depending on your specific condition and the severity of it, Invisalign® clear aligners might be the most effective option for you. Clear aligners are proven to correct crowded teeth, gapped teeth, crooked teeth and poor bite conditions: open bites, overbites, underbites and crossbites. Invisalign® will effectively straighten teeth and properly realign the jaw to enforce a healthy smile. For severe orthodontic conditions, additional appliances may be used in conjunction with your clear aligners. Dr. Gordon and Dr. Spillers will help you determine if Invisalign clear aligners are the best course of treatment for your particular case.

Clarity

Invisalign® aligners are clear, so when you flash your smile others will see a bright smile that is free of metal brackets and wires. For people who play sports or perform, speak or play in front of audiences, the translucent aspect of aligners is a huge plus. Clear aligners are the nearly-invisible treatment option for people who require braces but prefer an undetectable type of treatment.

 

Clinical Experience

Moving teeth orthodontically is a biological process that changes the bone the teeth are embedded in. Orthodontists are specialists who have undergone additional training after dental school, learning all aspects of tooth movement and how to anticipate any problems that could happen during treatment. Clinical experience is a plus in any medical procedure, but in some cases with orthodontics, you may only have one opportunity to provide the best outcome. Invisalign actually ranks doctors based on experience, and Spillers Orthodontics has the most experience with clear aligners in Georgia. All treatment outcomes are not the same with all providers. Base your doctor choice on level of education and clinical experience, and you will not be disappointed. Choose Spillers Orthodontics for the most experienced Invisalign providers in Warner Robins and Macon.

If you require a braces treatment to create your ideal smile, but you prefer the comfort, clarity and convenience of Invisalign® clear aligners, Invisalign® is right for you. If you have further questions about Invisalign®, invisible braces or affordable braces, please contact us at our Warner Robins location or our Macon, Georgia location.

Seeking a local orthodontist? We have many treatment options in Macon and Warner Robins: braces, clear aligners, ceramic brackets and more! Request your free orthodontic exam with Spillers Orthodontics and let Dr. Spillers and Dr. Gordon answer all of your orthodontic questions.

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