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When looking to straighten your smile, you’ll be faced with a few different options. From traditional metal to ceramic braces and Invisalign®, knowing which treatment to choose can be difficult. While all of these treatment types are effective, one may be better suited to your specific situation.

Today, we’re going to look at instances in which Dr. Spillers and Dr. Gordon may recommend Invisalign above other teeth-straightening options.

When you’re older
Invisalign is designed for teenagers and adults, not children. Since the aligners are removable, most children will not be responsible enough to wear the aligners as prescribed. Invisalign Teen clear aligners now have colored compliance indicators built into the aligner material that fades with time as each aligner is worn. These indicators allow orthodontists, parents, and teens alike to monitor both compliances with a teen’s planned treatment program and progress, and to modify treatment accordingly. Teenagers or adults can reap the benefits of achieving a beautiful smile by wearing Invisalign.

For more discreet treatment
Getting braces – even ceramic braces – may make some people self-conscious. If this is the case, Dr. Spillers and Dr. Gordon will most likely recommend Invisalign. The aligners are clear and discreet, and most people will never know you are straightening your teeth.

For patient convenience
Invisalign treatment is very convenient for patients. Aligners can be taken out for eating, so there’s no need to avoid certain foods for fear of breaking a bracket or wire. That means no orthodontic emergency appointments. Aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing, making oral hygiene easy to maintain. And the aligners themselves are easy to clean.

When you want faster treatment
Invisalign treatment can provide the same results as braces in less time. Plus, since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in the doctor’s chair. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the case and can only be determined by a doctor; however, the average case takes about 12 months for adults.

When you want to see the final results before treatment
Invisalign allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Instead of imagining how much better it can be, you’ll be able to see it for yourself.

While Invisalign may not be best for everyone, depending on your specific orthodontic needs, it is an option worth investigating. And, you’re in great hands at Spillers Orthodontics, Middle Georgia’s only Elite Top 1% Invisalign provider. You can call us today at 478-953-2700 or visit DrSpillers.com to schedule a consultation appointment at our Warner Robins or Macon office.