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Invisalign Clear Braces – Jacksonville, FL

How to Achieve a Straighter Smile!

Man in dental chair giving thumbs upIn the past, orthodontic treatment used to be reserved for young children and teens, using conventional brackets and wires. Today, however, more and more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth. Many of these patients would like to avoid the hassle and the appearance of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, Invisalign clear braces offer these patients a viable and attractive alternative! 

At Larry Young Dental of Jacksonville, our skilled dentist is happy to provide this quality cosmetic orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile quickly and comfortably. If you want to learn more about Invisalign or any of our other treatment options, call to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation at our state-of-the-art Jacksonville dental office today.

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How Invisalign Works

Woman holding Invisalign trayInstead of using brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners are custom designed to apply gentle pressure on specific points in your mouth to gradually move teeth into the desired position.

Each set of alignment trays represents one step closer to your dream smile! You will need to wear each set of aligners for two weeks before exchanging them for the next set in the series.

Be sure your aligners are in place for at least 22 hours every day. This will help to ensure the timely completion of your orthodontic treatment. Most of our patients can look forward to having a straight smile in only 10 to 18 months.

What Can Invisalign Address?

Man receiving dental examInvisalign is a popular and effective treatment for many common orthodontic issues, including:

Crowded Teeth

Because crowded teeth can be more difficult to clean, tiny food particles and bacteria may be more likely to remain stuck in those hard-to-reach place in your mouth, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

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Spaces Between Teeth

The reverse of a crowded smile is also problematic. Too much space between your teeth enables food particles to get trapped between them and contribute to bad breath and even tooth decay.

Bite Issues

An underbite, overbite or and crossbite can put pressure on your jaw joint and can lead you to clench your jaw or grind your teeth at night, which can wear down the protective layer of tooth enamel.

Benefits of Invisalign

Woman with flawless smileBecause the aligners are clear, no one else besides Dr. Young will ever need to know that you’re wearing them! With Invisalign, you can retain your professional image and look your very best throughout your orthodontic treatment.

The subtle appearance is not the only benefit of straightening your smile with Invisalign. The other great benefit is that Invisalign's custom-made aligners are removable. As a result, you're not limited by what you can eat, as you are with traditional braces. Instead, you can enjoy your favorite foods by simply taking out your aligners before meals.

What's more, because you can remove the alignment trays, you can also take them out to brush and floss as usual. Traditional braces make it difficult to keep teeth as clean as they need to be. Unlike with Invisalign, food can become trapped in your brackets and wires, contributing to problems with tooth decay and gum disease in areas that are especially hard to clean.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

The road to a straighter smile begins with an initial consultation, including a complete evaluation of the condition of your teeth and gums. Once the health of your smile is ensured, we focus on making changes to the appearance and alignment.

The cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend in part on the overall complexity of your unique dental situation and how many aligners are needed to complete treatment. To find out if Invisalign treatment is right for you and to obtain an accurate price estimate, schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Young today!

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