Invisalign Clear Aligners Jacksonville And Live Oak Florida Dentists

Metal braces have proven themselves to be effective but that doesn’t mean they’re what everyone wants. Some people prefer their orthodontic experience to be more understated and discreet, while others only have minimal crowding which makes brackets and wires seem excessive. For these reasons, our Jacksonville and Live Oak, FL, Invisalign® dentists choose to offer clear aligners to teen and adult patients.

If you’re interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign, keep reading.

Who Is Considered a Candidate for Invisalign?

Generally, teenagers and adults with mild to moderate teeth misalignment, spacing issues, crowding, or improper bites are ideal for clear aligner treatment. Younger children and those with more in-depth dental needs may still require multi-phase orthodontics from a local orthodontist. If this ends up being you, our dentists can gladly refer you to nearby professionals we trust.

Ultimately, Invisalign candidacy is determined by our dentists who use thorough oral exams, a review of your dental history, and diagnostic methods like dental X-rays to see what’s going on below the gum line such as jaw positioning. It is only after our dentists have equipped themselves with fresh findings and knowledge that they can fully assess whether Invisalign aligners will address your orthodontic concerns.

How Much Do I Have to Wear My Aligners?

Each set of aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. They are removable but only take them out for eating, drinking (beverages other than water), brushing, or flossing. If instructions are not followed or aligners are not worn for long enough, corrections may be necessary which will delay your overall progress.

How Can Invisalign Benefit Me?

Of course, a straighter smile is the biggest benefit that patients look forward to, but there are a few other notable advantages to choosing clear aligners. Those include:

  • The subtle and nearly invisible appearance of clear aligners when they’re worn around family, friends, and co-workers.
  • The ability to remove aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • The freedom to enjoy an unrestricted diet; no need to avoid sticky or chewy foods.
  • An easier time practicing oral hygiene thanks to a lack of brackets or wires being in the way.

Ask About Clear Aligners Today

Our Invisalign dentists in Jacksonville and Live Oak, FL, are more than happy to answer questions about clear aligners so you’re better informed before making a decision. Feel free to call one of our Higgins & White Dentistry locations today or request an appointment online.

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Whatever you need for your smile to shine its brightest, we’re here to provide that for you. Request an appointment!