Prattville Invisalign experts
You can trust Petrunic Orthodontics to expertly straighten your smile. We treat patients of all ages in Prattville, Millbrook, and surrounding communities. For teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility, Invisalign could be the answer.
What is involved in Prattville Invisalign treatment?
Utilizing a series of clear aligners, the Invisalign system aligns your teeth and improves your oral health. When used as directed, it has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces when it comes to treating many of the most common orthodontic issues. We’ll use x-rays and digital impressions to create extremely accurate 3D images of your teeth during your first visit. From this, we build a customized aligner that is specific to each patient’s smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over the 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 Prattville Invisalign treatment?
There are a lot of benefits that come with Invisalign aligners in addition to the fact that they are nearly invisible. One such benefit and one of the most important benefits is how easy they are to remove. In fact, you need to remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything thing other than water, and before brushing and flossing your teeth. This makes it’s much easier to access your teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is especially important for orthodontic patients.
No need to worry about any food restriction because you remove your clear aligners when you eat. Since food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces, this is a huge benefit. With Invisalign, you don’t have to stop eating any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! 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.
With Invisalign aligners, you won’t have pesky wires poking out and irritating your mouth, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments, either. To make sure everything is progressing according to plan, Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits Dr. Petrunic about every 6-8 weeks.
How does the Prattville Invisalign system work?
The Prattville 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. Your teeth will move gradually until they reach their ideal positions as the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series.
Your trays will be custom designed to fit your mouth and your mouth only. They’ll need to be changed frequently or they won’t be able to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they begin to straighten. When you visit us at Petrunic Orthodontics, we’ll check and ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that’s been made. You must change the aligners on and wear them as directed. This is the most important element to success with your Prattville Invisalign.
It’s important to remember that you might not react to treatment in the same way that someone else does. 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. The average treatment time tends to be somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case. Treatment time depends significantly on patient compliance.
The treatment time we estimate is based on patients following our recommended guidelines. Any small variance from this can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day, throughout the course of treatment.