Invisalign: Advantages and Benefits

Introduction

Simply put traditional braces are not aesthetically appealing and thanks to advancements in orthodontic dentistry Invisalign® aligners are available as an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign® aligners go on clear meaning that you can align your teeth without anyone knowing. Also, unlike traditional braces they are not permanently placed onto your teeth so you can remove them to eat certain foods or drinks that you would have been restricted from consuming in the past.

Invisalign: Advantages and Benefits

The Invisalign® Advantage

Invisalign® aligners are growing in popularity as an effective and more comfortable alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment.  Until recently, patients seeking correct misaligned teeth were subjected to metal brackets bonded to the outer surface of teeth connected by archwires to move teeth into alignment.  This system was uncomfortable, unsightly and permanent throughout the treatment plan.

Invisalign® changed the way patients undergo orthodontic treatment by moving teeth into alignment using a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually move the teeth a small amount at a time.  Invisalign® aligner trays are custom molded to a patient’s teeth with each set of trays moving the patient’s teeth progressively closer into alignment.

Invisalign® aligners are much more comfortable than traditional braces, and because they are made of a hard, translucent material, they are less noticeable and can be removed periodically to eat or for events and activities where the patient may prefer to not been seen wearing a dental appliance, such as a public speaking event or photography session.

Eating with Invisalign® Aligners

Invisalign® aligners can be inserted and removed easily which means you can be more free to eat foods that might otherwise be problematic with traditional metal orthodontic braces.   Now you can free from the dietary restrictions of certain foods which might cause damage to metal brackets and archwires and make brushing and flossing harder as well.

Schedule a Consultation

So if you are considering orthodontic treatment for you or a family member and  you are interested in Invisalign® clear aligners, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hogan today. Dr. Hogan will perform a detailed examination with diagnostic x-rays and provide a detailed treatment plan that will include Invisalign® clear aligners.

Call for an Appointment

If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.

He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.

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Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Kevin Hogan
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

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