The development of invisible braces for orthodontic treatment has revolutionized the patient experience. Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn are Charleston Invisalign® providers, and they can help teen and adult patients achieve a beautiful, healthier smile with treatment that is discreet, comfortable and effective.
Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn often recommend Invisalign to address misalignment and mild to moderate bite concerns to improve dental health and the esthetics of your smile. Invisible braces can be used to treat:
Overcrowding of teeth
Benefits of Invisalign
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners offers several key benefits for teen and adult patients:
The invisible aligners are made of a smooth material that does not irritate the gums and soft tissues of the mouth.
The aligners are removable for daily oral hygiene and enjoying foods and beverages without restriction.
Treatment is generally completed in 12-15 months and maintained with a retainer.
Invisalign® What to Expect
Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn will meet with you to evaluate your dental health and determine that you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. If Invisalign is right for you, they will create a treatment plan and discuss the length and cost of your orthodontic care.
Treatment will begin with digital impressions that are used with the CAD/CAM software to design and order your custom clear aligners. The number of aligners, and therefore length of treatment, is dependent upon the severity of your dental concerns and cosmetic goals. Your dentist will thoroughly explain how to remove and place your aligners and provide a schedule for changing them out and visiting with us for checkups. The aligners are typically changed every couple of weeks and are worn 20-22 hours per day for optimal results.
Invisalign gently repositions the teeth as the aligners are changed out, causing minimal to no discomfort as your new smile slowly emerges. You can remove them daily to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth, reducing the risk of decay and tooth staining that can occur when using traditional metal braces.
We will provide personalized oral hygiene advice during your treatment and always recommend the use of a retainer for the long term to keep your smile looking straight and functioning optimally.