Teeth-alignment problems are not only a cosmetic concern — they can also lead to oral- and other health-related issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, difficulty chewing, and chronic headaches. At Tobler Dental we detect potential alignment issues as early as possible in order to best protect your overall health and quality of life, then identify the best orthodontic solution to treat it.
You have attended every routine exam and cleaning in your dental plan, and you never skip or skimp on your at-home oral health practices. The result: You have perfectly healthy, white teeth. Now you’re ready to take the next step and straighten out the imperfections in your smile, but you want to avoid traditional braces. Fortunately, at Tobler Dental, we offer a comfortable and nearly invisible braces option for patients with mild to moderate misalignment: Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
This teeth-straightening system uses clear aligners that are made out of nearly invisible plastic and, unlike traditional braces, can be inserted and removed for special occasions, eating, and your daily cleaning routines. The aligners are BPA free and so smooth that they don’t irritate your cheeks and gums. Invisalign is an invisible-braces method that begins with a consultation during which you and our Tobler Dental team plan the desired result. A series of custom-made aligners are then used to correct your unique misalignment.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with our Jacksonville dentists. They will analyze your bite and discuss your dental goals with you. Once Invisalign has been determined to be the best tooth-straightening system for you, our dentists will:
Take x-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a digital image
Map the movements of your teeth from their current position to the final desired position
Have custom-made clear aligners created specifically for you, to wear through the day
Monitor your progress and have you change aligners ever two weeks, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment
As you move from one aligner to the next (approximately every two weeks), your teeth will gradually shift until they reach their final, improved position.
Q: How long does it take to straighten teeth?
A: At Tobler Dental, we do our best to provide quality and efficient care. The time it will take to straighten your teeth largely depends on the severity of your condition.
Q: What are invisible braces?
A: Like an orthodontist, we are able to straighten your smile with tooth-straightening systems that are nearly invisible, such as Invisalign.
Q: Does everyone need braces?
A: No. Only patients with misalignment problems need to wear braces. The best way to find out if you or your child will need braces is to call and set up an appointment for a consultation with our team.