treatment that fits your life
Welcome to Orchard Grove Family Dentistry, your premier destination for Invisalign in Fort Mill, where Dr. Katie Macken and the dedicated team are committed to providing you with exceptional dental care. As a leading provider of Invisalign, our practice offers a modern solution to straightening your teeth with the utmost precision and comfort. Experience the confidence of a beautiful smile with our personalized treatment plans tailored to meet your unique needs. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us at 980-999-0435 today.
The Invisalign Process
We'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
You will probably wear Invisalign aligners for 9–15 months, and will typically use 18–30 sets during your treatment.
You wear the trays for about 22 hours a day but can remove them for brushing your teeth and eating. Based on your individual needs, you will wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment.
You’ll start to notice a change in just a few months!
A Modern Approach
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. It uses a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.
Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
You’ll get a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth. See more at the Invisalign site.
This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment.
Difference between Invisalign and Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth. Because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts.
In fact, the aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water. You need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces. To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat.
Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners
Discover the transformative power of Invisalign at our state-of-the-art dental practice located in the heart of Fort Mill, SC. This innovative orthodontic solution offers a discreet and comfortable way to achieve a perfectly aligned smile without the inconvenience of traditional braces. Ideal for both adults and teens, Invisalign aligners are custom-made, ensuring a precise fit that gently shifts teeth into their desired position. With the ability to remove the aligners for eating, brushing, and flossing, patients can maintain their oral hygiene with ease while witnessing the remarkable progress of their treatment.
Invisalign is not just about aesthetics; it's a pathway to improved dental health. Misaligned teeth can lead to issues such as abnormal wear, increased risk of cavities, and gum disease. By choosing Invisalign at our Fort Mill clinic, patients benefit from a tailored treatment plan crafted using advanced 3D imaging technology. This allows for a clear visualization of the treatment process and expected outcomes. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Katie Macken, individuals can look forward to a seamless experience and a stunning, healthy smile that enhances confidence and quality of life.
If you're considering straightening your teeth discreetly and comfortably, Invisalign might be the perfect solution for you. At Orchard Grove Family Dentistry, we specialize in transforming smiles with this innovative clear aligner system. Ideal candidates for Invisalign are individuals with mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, or crossbites. It's also essential for patients to have good oral health, with no untreated cavities or gum disease, as these issues can affect the treatment process.
Invisalign is particularly popular among adults and teens who are looking for an orthodontic treatment that won't interfere with their lifestyle. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing patients to maintain a professional appearance throughout their treatment. Additionally, the removability of Invisalign trays offers the convenience of eating without restrictions and maintaining proper oral hygiene with ease. At Orchard Grove Family Dentistry, Dr. Katie Macken evaluates each patient's unique dental structure and goals to determine if Invisalign is the right choice, ensuring a personalized approach to achieving a beautiful, straight smile.
Maintenance and Care Tips
Ensuring the longevity and effectiveness of Invisalign treatment hinges on proper maintenance and care. At the dental office, patients are provided with comprehensive guidance on how to keep their aligners in pristine condition. It's crucial to clean the aligners daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water to prevent plaque buildup and eliminate any lingering bacteria. Additionally, patients are advised to rinse the aligners each time they are removed from the mouth, which helps maintain oral hygiene and the clarity of the aligners.
Beyond cleaning, it's important for patients to handle their Invisalign aligners with care. The dental professional emphasizes the need to avoid exposing aligners to extreme temperatures, which can warp the plastic and compromise the fit. When not in use, aligners should be stored in their protective case to prevent damage or loss. By following these simple yet effective tips, patients can ensure their path to a straighter smile is smooth and successful.