Clear Aligners – A “Braceless” Alternative for Orthodontic Treatment
Have you ever wished for a straighter, healthier smile, but not looked forward to all the metal wires and bands that often go along with braces? At Onshore Orthodontics we can make your dream of having a new smile come to life. Dr. Dubiner and Dr. Woolfson give patients a “clearly” effective and incredibly comfortable way to wear braces! To learn more about clear aligners and if you or your child is a candidate, contact our office today to schedule your complimentary clear aligner evaluation.
What are Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity clear aligners?
Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity clear aligners straighten teeth faster and with fewer office visits than traditional braces. Thousands of orthodontists in the United States and across the world use clear aligners to accurately and effectively treat their patients. Clear aligners are:
Virtually invisible – Clear aligners cannot be seen while you are wearing them! Friends, family members, and co-workers may never even know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless, of course, you tell them!
Comfortable to wear – The aligners are made from a special plastic that has smooth, rounded edges so they won’t irritate your mouth and tissues as traditional braces can.
Customized just for you – Your aligners are customized to fit your mouth. Dr. Woolfson and Dr. Dubiner use advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to replicate an exact impression of your mouth and teeth, then they customize each aligner so that it fits your mouth, and over time moves your teeth into the proper position.
Removable –You remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss. Unlike traditional braces, you don’t have to work around your braces to clean your teeth.
Why Consider Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity Clear Aligners
People everywhere are beginning to experience the benefits of clear aligners. Here’s why people just like you are choosing clear aligners over traditional braces:
- With clear aligners, you can have a straighter, healthier smile without all the noticeable wires and brackets of traditional braces.
- Aligners are removable making it easy for you to enjoy the foods you love without worrying about breaking or bending your brackets and wires. You also remove your aligners to brush and floss regularly so no extra effort is needed for your at-home oral care.
- You don’t need to change anything about your current lifestyle! With clear aligners, you can continue participating in day-to-day activities without changing a thing.
- Office visits and checkups are easy, quick, and painless. Fewer appointments are required throughout your entire treatment.
How Do Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity Clear Aligners Work?
When you begin your treatment you will receive several sets of custom fit aligners. Each set of aligners is worn for only 10-14 days. You progressively move on to the next set of aligners to continue straightening your teeth. These aligners along with tooth-colored attachments are engineered to place gentle pressures to move your teeth. During your appointments, Dr. Woolfson and Dr. Dubiner will check that treatment is progressing as expected. Over time you will notice changes in the alignment of your teeth as you develop a straighter, healthier smile!
The team has a game this Friday night; homecoming is in a month and what about my yearbook pictures?!
Don’t stress! Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity clear aligners for teens are a perfect fit for your lifestyle because aligners are:
- Customized just for you
Pizza, Popcorn … no Problem! You’ve probably heard from friends that with braces you have to avoid certain foods. With clear aligners, there are no food restrictions!
Unlike traditional metal braces, your teen’s aligners are removable, which means you can go ahead and eat all the things you love without worrying about breaking a bracket or bending a wire.
What is the Cost of Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity Clear Aligners?
There are many factors that determine the cost of your treatment, such as the extensiveness of the issues that require correction, and the specific treatment details prescribed by Dr. Woolfson and Dr. Dubiner. We strive to make clear aligners affordable for everyone.
- Finance free extended monthly payments to fit your budget
- Various payment arrangements to coincide with your Flex Plan needs
- Most major credit cards accepted
If your dental plan covers orthodontic treatment, you may also qualify for clear aligners. Talk to your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage for your treatment.
To schedule a free consultation to determine if clear aligners are right for you, contact us today.
iTero® Digital Impressions – Speed, Accuracy & Comfort
For patients who are candidates for Invisalign® and 3M™ Clarity clear aligners, an accurate impression is essential for effective treatment planning and orthodontic care. The accuracy and detail of the iTero scan vs a putty impression is comparable to watching HDTV over standard definition TV.
The iTero Scanner captures the contours of tooth and gingival structures, producing an accurate digital orthodontic scan in minutes. No unpleasant putty material traditionally associated with taking impressions.
How iTero Works
The iTero handheld wand takes a digital, 3D image of your prepared teeth, stopping as needed. The wand is non-invasive and you can breathe and swallow as needed during the procedure.
The digital image of your teeth is sent electronically to the lab and is available immediately for Dr. Woolfson and Dr. Dubiner to make your treatment plan.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Invisalign braces in Yulee don’t hurt. You might feel some discomfort at the beginning, but with time your teeth will get used to the slight pressure caused by the aligning tray.
How long does treatment take with Invisalign?
Treatment with clear aligners in Yulee can vary based on your specific needs. On average, Invisalign treatment time is 12 to 18 months, though there are documented cases of treatment completion after only 6 months.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign braces in Yulee are clear and removable, meaning they are less noticeable than any other type of braces. Because they are removable, you won’t have to worry about diet restrictions during treatment.
How do I take care of my aligners?
You can rinse your aligners with water every night or even brush your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
How will Invisalign effectively move my teeth?
Each set of Invisalign aligners will move your teeth gently by gradually applying pressure in the right places. Unlike braces, Invisalign can only push your teeth in one direction, but it’s a very efficient system at that.