Traditional braces are awkward, uncomfortable, and can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. That’s why, at Southern York Smile Care, we offer Invisalign as a more comfortable, nearly invisible way to straighten your smile.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to correct teeth that are crooked, crowded, or spaced apart, keeping teeth and gums at their healthiest, and staying fresh longer.
The Advantages of Invisalign
With Invisalign, Dr. Haywood and our Shrewsbury team can help straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign clear braces, such as:
Completely removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you want
Easy to maintain, allowing you to brush and floss normally
Don’t require metal braces or wires, less time spent getting adjustments
Each set of aligners are custom-made for maximum comfort
Invisalign straightens teeth up to two times faster than traditional braces
The Invisalign Process
Your journey begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Haywood. If Invisalign is right for you, we’ll use 3D computer imaging technology to create a customized set of aligners to match the shape of your unique bite. Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan before you start, so you can see how your teeth will look after the process is complete.
After receiving your first pair of aligners, you’ll receive a new set every two weeks until your treatment is complete. Aligners work by gradually shifting your teeth into proper alignment until the final position is achieved, typically in 12 to 18 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you take care of your Invisalign trays?
Taking care of your Invisalign trays is easy and simple. Each morning and night, you should take out your Invisalign aligners and thoroughly clean both your teeth and trays. It’s recommended that you rinse your trays with water, antibacterial soap, and a soft-bristled toothbrush to prevent plaque and bacteria from building up. You should also soak your aligners once a day and rinse them before putting them back in your mouth.
Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign?
Yes! It is possible to switch from traditional metal braces to Invisalign clear aligners. However, it may not be an option for some patients depending on their individual circumstances. If you’re curious about getting Invisalign, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Haywood. He’ll examine your teeth and orthodontic situation to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
How long does it take to straighten teeth with Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment is different from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their orthodontic condition. Typically, it will take 12 to 18 months to straighten your teeth, but in some cases, Invisalign can take as little as six months. Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks, and you’ll pick up a new set of aligners every six to eight weeks. This process will continue until your teeth are aligned to perfection.
What can I eat/drink while wearing Invisalign?
While wearing your Invisalign aligners, you can eat all of your favorite foods and drink whatever you’d like. Remove them for each snack or meal and brush your teeth before putting them back on. Dr. Haywood recommends taking out your trays when drinking alcohol or darker beverages to prevent any discoloration or staining. These beverages may include red wine, cranberry juice, dark beer, and more.
Experience the Invisalign Difference
Are you unhappy with your smile? Southern York Smile Care offers Invisalign clear braces as a more attractive, discreet alternative to traditional metal braces.
To learn more about Invisalign, give us a call at (717) 235-3871 or fill out a convenient contact form located to the right. We’ll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.