No matter your age, if you seem to be unhappy with your smile, you don’t have to be! Invisalign treatment is an excellent treatment choice for correcting both simple and complex cases in adults and teens. Whether you may have crooked teeth, gaps in between teeth, or bite issues, Invisalign treatment makes the fix possible and easy.  

Essentially, Invisalign is a clear plastic retainer (aligner) that is to be worn for 20-22 hours daily for a series of weeks according to the individualized treatment plan. Typically, the aligner sets will be changed out every 1 to 2 weeks while gradual shifting of the teeth takes place. The Invisalign provider will fully assess your case in order to provide an accurate treatment plan.

Invisalign is a great alternative for those who do not wish to have traditional braces but want to reap the same benefits as traditional braces. You shouldn’t have to feel self-conscious with Invisalign because they are virtually clear and unnoticeable. You can even take them out as needed for brushing, flossing, eating, drinking or special events—something that you can’t do with metal braces. With the advanced technology that Invisalign uses, you can even view your virtual treatment results before prior to your first aligner tray to give you a nice picture of how beautiful your smile will look once finished.

Additionally, the appointments leading up to receiving your Invisalign aligners are even simple. If you have ever suffered through the pain of an “impression” where you have to have a gooey tray in your mouth for a period of times is tough and uncomfortable. However, with Invisalign it is easy—no mess involved! Just a few digital scans of the teeth is all that is needed. With the digital scans, the iTero scanner compiles a 3D model of your teeth that the aligners will be created from.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

No two patients are exactly alike. Therefore, Invisalign treatment varies from patient to patient. The structure of your teeth, how you respond to treatment, and whether you adhere to the orthodontist’s directions will all play a role in your treatment time. In most cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed between one and two years. By scheduling a complimentary consultation, you can determine how long your particular treatment will take.

Is Invisalign completely invisible?

If you choose to undergo Invisalign treatment, most people will not realize you’re wearing aligners. However, individuals with keen eyes may see a hint of them. Invisalign is the most discreet way to straighten teeth so if your goal is to achieve the smile of your dreams without being obvious, it may be right for you.

Will Invisalign affect my speech?

Some patients worry that Invisalign will affect their speech. The good news is that most patients speak the same way they always have. During the first few days of wearing aligners, you may notice more saliva in your mouth as your mouth may mistake the aligners for food. After a few days, your mouth should adjust to the aligners and you shouldn’t have any issues speaking.

Can I play sports with a mouthguard?

If you play sports, you’ll be pleased to learn that you can continue playing them while undergoing Invisalign treatment. We suggest you wear a customized mouthguard, especially if you play contact sports such as football.

Does Invisalign hurt?

Invisalign is a painless orthodontic treatment. However, at some points during the treatment plan, you may notice some discomfort as your teeth begin to shift. Fortunately, this discomfort tends to fade away pretty quickly.

How long do I need to wear Invisalign each day?

In order to achieve optimal results, Invisalign aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours each day. The more time the aligners are in your mouth, the quicker your treatment will take.

Interested in Invisalign?

Whether you are a teen or adult in the Pensacola, FL area interested in Invisalign and have yet to find the right Orthodontist for you, no need to look any further! Dr. Sims at Sims Orthodontics  is a Premier Invisalign Provider meaning he has had the privilege of treating many Invisalign patients and continues to do so every year. A new patient consultation will be recommended so that Dr. Sims can properly evaluate your mouth to determine treatment. Please give our Pensacola office a call today at (850)-477-7715 so that we may have the pleasure in treating you!

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