Invisalign® is the Clear Orthodontic Solution
Dr. Kevin Hogan provides Invisalign® to patients in our Mt. Pleasant, SC office. Invisalign® is a way to straighten your crooked teeth without metal wires and brackets. It is like wearing invisible braces! Rest assured, for those patients who are not a candidate for Invisalign, traditional braces are also available.
Dr. Hogan also utilizes growth and development appliances for adolescents as part of his orthodontic treatment to correct abnormal growth patterns. Dr. Hogan also uses the iTero® Digital Impression System, which digitally captures the structure of the teeth with a radiation-free laser, rendering a 3d impression of your teeth in minutes.
The Downside to Traditional Braces
Traditional metal braces, while effective, can still have the following disadvantages:
- Mouth sores
- Tooth discoloration and possible permanent scarring
- Plaque buildup (it is more difficult to brush with brackets and wires)
- Diet restrictions (you cannot eat anything chewy, crunchy, hard, or sticky)
- Increased risk of gum disease
- Increased risk of cavities
Invisalign® is a series of clear plastic aligners that have been custom made from impressions of your teeth. These removable clear braces are so low profile, that most people will not even know you are wearing them. Being able to remove them makes eating and brushing a breeze! You wear a new set of aligners every two weeks. Each set is slightly different, designed to move your teeth little by little until you have a beautifully straight smile. The average treatment time is about one year.
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