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Invisalign Treatment in Ponte Vedra Beach

Invisalign® is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing; and you can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign®.

What Is Invisalign?

How Does Invisalign Work?

For Adult Patients

For Teenage Patients

Benefits of Straightened Teeth

Straight teeth help an individual to effectively bite, chew, and speak. Straight teeth contribute to healthy teeth and gums. Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent physical health problems. Teeth that work better also tend to look better. An attractive smile is a pleasant “side effect” of orthodontic treatment.

An attractive smile is a wonderful asset. It contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence and self- image – important qualities at every age. A person's self-esteem often improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips, and face into proportion. In this way, orthodontic treatment can benefit social and career success, as well as improve a person’s general attitude toward life.

Invisalign FAQs

Woman with glasses pointing to Invisalign in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Whether you’re getting Invisalign for yourself or your teenager, it’s important that you feel confident and knowledgeable about the process. If you have any questions or doubts, let us know right away; we’ll make sure you have a clear, complete understanding of the situation before you’re asked to make any kind of decision. To help you get started, here are the answers to a few questions that many patients have on their minds when considering Invisalign.

What Kind of Orthodontic Problems Can Invisalign Correct?

Invisalign is often offered as a way to straighten your smile, which benefits both your oral health and appearance. However, other types of corrections can be made as well. In particular, the aligners can move teeth that are crowded together or spaced too far apart; these adjustments can balance the bite and make your oral hygiene routine much easier. Also, if your bite is misaligned in anyway (whether that means an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite), Invisalign could correct the issue. Bear in mind that the effectiveness of clear aligners will be affected by how complex the problem is. During your examination, Dr. Townsend or Dr. Harth will need to decide whether or not you’re a viable candidate for Invisalign?

What Should I Do If My Aligners Break?

If your Invisalign aligners become broken or cracked, check the damage; if the appliance is still intact and can be worn normally, it may be possible to simply continue your treatment as if nothing happened. Sometimes, though, the damage might be more extensive, rendering the aligners unusable. If that happens, call us right away to ask about next steps; depending on when the aligner was broken, we may recommend that you move on to the next one in the series. In other cases, you’ll instead wear a previous aligner until a new one is made.

Will Invisalign Change the Way I Talk?

Some patients are concerned that Invisalign will affect their speech, but in reality, the impact will be very, very small; in fact, it’s possible that you won’t notice any changes at all! It is possible that you’ll develop a lisp for the first couple of days, but this should pass once the mouth and tongue have had a chance to get used to the aligners. You can speed up this process by practicing the pronunciation of certain words; you may also find it helpful to read aloud.

Is Invisalign Comfortable?

Unlike metal brackets and wires that prod against the soft tissues in your mouth, Invisalign clear aligners are made out of smooth plastic, and they fit very snugly around the teeth. They may feel different at first, but once you get used to them, you’ll hardly notice them throughout the day. It’s normal to notice some soreness after getting new aligners; let us know if this discomfort lasts longer than it should.

Can You Receive Invisalign After Wearing Braces?

It’s entirely possible to get Invisalign after a previous orthodontic treatment. In fact, some patients switch to Invisalign to straighten their teeth after using braces to correct a more severe issue. Of course, we’ll need to examine your smile before planning such treatments.