Invisalign: The Clear Choice for Teeth Straightening

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Man holding Invisalign tray while smiling

Whether you’re looking to straighten yours or your teen’s teeth, you have two main options: braces or Invisalign®This link leads to Invisalign page.

Today, we’re going to take a moment to examine Invisalign a bit more in-depth.

It’s a discreet method for tooth straightening.

Plus, it can effectively tackle a number of issues, like braces can.

That’s not all, though.

So, let us dive right in and get down to business!

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a clear way to correct a number of teeth and jaw problems, such as:

  • Gaps
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

This treatment can be used for mild to moderate problems.

This clear aligner system is the OG of transparent orthodontic treatment.

Its concept revolves around using a series of clear trays the patient wears for 20 to 22 hours daily.

The aligners place pressure on the teeth to shift them into their desired positions, giving you a straighter, more perfect smile.

And we can’t forget to mention their ability to fix function. For example, if you’re having issues with your bite or speech.

Since its debut in 1999, this teeth-straightening method has gained popularity. More than 14 million have benefited from this treatmentThis link opens a new tab to Business Insider website.

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The procedure

In general, your initial treatment for Invisalign® consists of one or two appointments.

We’ll make sure clear aligners are the best option for you.

Then, we’ll have you undergo some imaging, which might include:

  • Digital scans
  • X-rays
  • Photographs

Did you notice there’s no molding involved?

Yes, you read correctly. There are no gooey, messy impressions involved in the clear aligner process.

We will send all the gathered information to the company’s lab when it is complete.

They’ll send back several clear trays for you to start your treatment.

You’ll change the aligners every one to two weeks.

How often do I have to come in for treatment?

We’ll create a specialized plan based on your situation.

Typically, a patient will visit every six weeks for us to monitor their progress.

These appointments are usually near the end of that set of aligners. This lets us provide you with the next batch and check your progress.

After treatment: cleaning and care

Fortunately, care is simple.

You brush and floss as usual. But you’ll need to remove the aligners to do so.

That means your teeth can receive the same level of routine care as before the treatment.

Let’s not forget you get to eat whatever you want! Simply remove your aligners before eating, and enjoy your favorite snack.

Why choose Invisalign® over other orthodontic treatments?

Woman looking in the mirror, putting her Invisalign in

Finally, it’s time for the good stuff—why clear aligners might be the right choice.

With no metal in your mouth, you’ll have no embarrassment of straightening your teeth at any age.

It’s perfect for teens with plenty of photo-worthy moments, from selfies to prom photos.

It’s also ideal for professionals when presenting at meetings or speaking at events.

You won’t have to give up the foods you love.

You can even chew gum as long as you wear your aligners for the prescribed time each day.

Compared to braces, clear aligners tend to cause less irritation.

It gets even better!

Most people only need to wear them for 12 to 18 months!

Bear in mind this is only the average. Some patients may only need to wear them for six months! Others require more prolonged treatment.

Why choose Crafted Dentistry of Fort Mill for Invisalign®

We offer a unique approach to dentistryThis link leads to Difference page.

Plus, our dentist, Dr. SatterleeThis link leads to Home page, puts you in the driver’s seat to reach your smile goals.

Together with our team, we’ll craft a treatment approach to promote maximum results.

You’ll see from the start that all of us are dedicated to our patients.

And we’ll assist throughout every aspect of your teeth-straightening journey.

The bottom line

At Crafted Dentistry of Fort MillThis link leads to Home page, you’ll get results.

Every inch of your treatment will be centered on you and your needs.

Plus, you’re benefitting from a smile correction method that’s nearly invisible and so convenient.

How can you go wrong?

Call, drop an email, or use our online scheduling tool to start your Invisalign journey.


We’re local for residents of Fort Mill, SCThis link opens a new tab to Google Maps, but not far from Whiteville Park, Kanawha Hills, Old Orchid, and Nauvassee.

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