Invisalign® is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments for teen and adult patients with mild to moderate dental concerns. Clear aligners make your orthodontic treatment discreet, comfortable and less disruptive to your everyday lifestyle.
Dr. O’Malley is a Greenville area Invisalign provider and works with patients on an individual basis to determine if this type of orthodontic treatment will meet their dental health needs and cosmetic goals.
Benefits of Invisalign
Treatment with Invisalign offers several benefits for patients:
Invisible braces means no one has to know you are being treated.
Aligners can be removed daily for oral hygiene, enjoying your favorite foods and routine dental care. There is also a reduced risk of tooth stains from adhesives or non-removable braces.
Clear aligners are made of a hard-soft plastic that does not irritate the gums and soft tissues in the mouth.
Treatment can often be completed in about a year.
Invisalign® What to Expect
The Invisalign process begins with treatment planning using CAD/CAM technology to evaluate your bite and design a new smile that will improve your oral health.
Dr. O’Malley will take digital impressions using a convenient handheld device. The digital images are viewed on a computer and used in your treatment planning and to fabricate custom aligners that will gently move your teeth into the desired position.
Once your set of aligners is ready, Dr. O’Malley will show you how to place them and provide instructions for care and when to change into a new set. Most patients will change aligners every two weeks or so and come to our office periodically for check ups.
Treatment time and the number of aligners you will use is dependent upon your oral health needs and cosmetic goals. Average treatment time is around 12 months, but adjustments can be made to ensure the best result.
To maintain your new smile post treatment, it is recommended that you wear a retainer nightly for the rest of your life. Retainers are just like the aligners – clear, comfortable and discreet.
Yes, we do. Invisalign is often a preferred treatment for adult patients who are experiencing orthodontic relapse after previous treatment, have a bite problem or cosmetic concerns. It offers discreet teeth straightening that is comfortable.
The cost of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the number of aligners you will need and the length of treatment. After your consultation, Dr. O’Malley can provide detailed cost information and discuss payment options.