Lynn Haven Invisalign experts
If you’re looking for the same magnificent smile you can get from traditional braces. If you’re looking for a treatment option that offers freedom and flexibility, the Invisalign clear aligner system might work for you. Buttram Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Panama City, Lynn Haven, and surrounding communities.
What is involved in Lynn Haven Invisalign treatment?
When you follow treatment instructions, Invisalign can treat common orthodontic problems as well as traditional braces. Studies have proven this for Invisalign’s 20-year history. The Invisalign clear aligner system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to align your teeth 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 free consultation. From this, we build a customized aligner specific to your smile. We construct the trays from a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over your teeth. The system will move your teeth into the improved positions when you switch the aligner every 1-2 weeks.
What are the benefits of choosing Lynn Haven Invisalign treatment?
Keeping your teeth clean is vital for anyone, but it’s especially important for orthodontic patients. One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign aligners, other than being nearly invisible, is that you can easily take them out. You’ll remove the Invisalign Aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. You’ll never have to worry about getting food stuck in your brackets or wires. You will also remove them to brush and floss your teeth. This makes it much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
Another significant benefit of the Invisalign systems is that you don’t have to worry about food restrictions. You can continue to eat your favorite foods since you can remove your clear aligners. Food restrictions are often the most significant learning curve with traditional braces, so this is a big deal. You will need to remove your aligners before you eat to prevent any staining or discoloration. Make sure you clean and rinse the trays with warm water at least once or twice a day.
With Invisalign aligners, you won’t get poked and irritated by wires in your mouth, and you won’t have to visit our office as frequently. We still expect Invisalign wearers to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, so Dr. Buttram can be sure everything is progressing on schedule.
How does the Lynn Haven Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is straightforward. For two weeks, you’ll wear each aligner all the time unless you’re eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, or flossing. As you replace the aligners with the next one in the series, your teeth will move little by little until they reach their final desired positions.
When you visit us at Buttram Orthodontics, we’ll check to make sure your treatment is on track. You must change the aligners on time and follow all other directions. If you want your Lynn Haven Invisalign to be successful, following instructions is the most critical factor. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress you’ve made.
It’s important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. How well you comply will determine how long your treatment is. Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. It's hard to say how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average is somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can differ from case to case.
Neglecting even a small instruction can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. We estimate the average treatment time based on how well you follow the recommended guidelines. For your treatment to be successful, you need to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout treatment.
To learn more about Lynn Haven Invisalign or find out if you are a suitable candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.