Cary Invisalign experts

If you're seeking the same results as traditional braces with added freedom and flexibility, Invisalign might be the perfect solution for teens and adults. At Foley Orthodontics, we specialize in straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Cary and the surrounding areas. You can trust our expertise to achieve the straight smile you desire.

What is involved in Invisalign treatment?

Through a series of clear, removable aligners, the Invisalign system effectively aligns teeth and improves oral health. Extensive research demonstrates that Invisalign is equally as effective as traditional braces in treating common orthodontic issues.

During your initial consultation, we will employ x-rays and digital impressions to create an accurate 3D image of your teeth. This enables us to customize aligners specifically tailored to your smile. Constructed from a smooth and comfortable material, the aligner trays snugly fit over your teeth. Every 1-2 weeks, you will switch to a new set of aligners to accommodate the shifting teeth as they progress towards their desired positions.

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What are the benefits of choosing Cary Invisalign treatment?

Besides being nearly invisible, one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign aligners is their removability. By design, you should remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. This means you'll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. They should also be removed before brushing and flossing. It's much easier to maintain a good oral hygiene routine because you can access your teeth more easily. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is especially important during your orthodontic treatment.

No need to worry about any food restrictions since you can remove your aligners to eat and drink. This is pretty significant because food restrictions are often the biggest learning curve with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can eat all of your favorite foods while working on your straighter smile. Aligners do need to be removed before you eat to avoid staining, and they should be cleaned and rinsed out with warm water at least once or twice a day.

Another benefit that comes with Invisalign is the absence of pesky wires to poke out and irritate your mouth, and there aren't any adjustment appointments. With Invisalign aligners, there are Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks so that Dr. Foley can be sure that your teeth are making good progress.

How does the Invisalign system work?

The Invisalign system is a straightforward process. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks and should only be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. As you progress through the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach their new and improved positions.

During your visits to Foley Orthodontics, we will regularly check the progress of your treatment. It is crucial to adhere to the instructions, change the aligners on time, and wear them as directed. This is vital for the success of your Cary Invisalign smile. Your aligner trays will be custom-designed to fit your specific dental needs. They will require frequent changes to keep up with the shifting teeth as they straighten. Failure to change aligners as scheduled or skipping appointments can hinder the progress made.

It's important to note that each patient responds differently to orthodontic treatment. Since Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive manner compared to braces, the duration until significant and encouraging results can vary. On average, treatment time falls between 6 and 18 months, but it varies widely depending on the case. Compliance plays a significant role in treatment duration.

The estimated average treatment time is based on patients following the recommended guidelines. This entails wearing aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day throughout the entire treatment period. Deviating from this schedule, even slightly, can extend the overall treatment time. Invisalign can only be effective if patients remain dedicated to the program.

To learn more about Cary Invisalign or to determine if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.