Get an Amazing Smile With Clear Aligners Such as Invisalign, a Nearly Invisible Alternative to Braces!
Why We Use Clear Aligners (Such As Invisalign)
Better Lives Through Better Technology!
We believe Invisalign clear aligners are a fantastic option for many orthodontic cases. What many people don’t realize is that Invisalign has lots of amazing benefits when it comes to your orthodontic experience.
More than just being a great, discreet alternative to traditional metal braces, the benefits that Invisalign offers are cutting-edge and make your experience with OEO amazing — and when you’re happy, we’re happy!
Benefits of Clear Aligners
Clear aligners, like Invisalign, are so much more than discreet orthodontic care!
Common Clear Aligner Questions
Our team has answered some of the most common questions we get. If you still have questions or need help, please get in touch. We’re more than happy to help!
What Are Clear Aligners (Such As Invisalign)?
Clear aligners, like Invisalign, are a clear, removable alternative to traditional braces. It is a highly sophisticated medical grade clear plastic ‘aligner’ system that involves a digital treatment plan custom designed by your orthodontist. Clear aligners can correct most orthodontic issues, and are removed for eating and cleaning which means no food restrictions!
Who Can Use Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners, like Invisalign, are an alternative for those who want a more discreet approach to orthodontics than what traditional braces provide. Invisalign has improved dramatically in recent years and in the hands of a fully trained and experienced orthodontist, even some of the more complex cases can be treated using this system. The key to successful outcomes is managing the recommended wear time prescribed by the orthodontist of 20-22 hours per day for the desired outcome to be achieved.
What Are The Benefits Of Clear Aligners Over Traditional Braces?
Invisalign is more discreet than traditional braces and more comfortable to wear. The Invisalign ‘aligners’ are removable which means that there are non of the food restrictions associated with traditional braces, and it is much easier to keep the teeth clean leading to a healthier environment in the mouth. The efficiency of the plastic and digital design means that the time in treatment could be shorter than with traditional braces (as long as the wear time of 20-22 hours per day in consistently achieved).
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Once we take an iTero 3D scan of your teeth, Dr. Murdoch will design your custom Invisalign clear aligner treatment plan step by step. A series of aligners are made from this design to correct any detected issues.
Invisalign clear aligners are removable and must be worn 20-22 hours each day to complete your treatment plan properly. Gentle forces from the clear aligners move your teeth little by little as you change your aligners on a weekly schedule. You’ll be able to watch your teeth transform!
How Long Does Treatment With Clear Aligners Take?
Treatment times vary, largely depending on the complexity of the case. For most patients, treatment will take somewhere between 1 and 3 years, with the average case being around 2 years. A custom treatment plan will be determined by Dr. Murdoch at an initial visit when a more accurate time frame will be advised. Aligners must be worn the prescribed hours each day (20-22 hours) in order for them to be effective and for the treatment goal to be achieved.
Are There Any Restrictions With Clear Aligners?
There are no food restrictions when using the Invisalign system, though it is important to clean your teeth after each meal. Other day to day activities can continue as normal.
Orthodontic Clear Aligners for Kids & Teens!
Investing in your child’s smile has never been easier than with Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics. We have unique and customizable treatments made for your kid’s orthodontic treatment. Whether they’re looking for an invisible option like Invisalign or our more common advanced metal braces, we’re here to help.
You can get started with Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics by scheduling an evaluation! We’re eager to work with you and your family. Learn more about braces, Invisalign, and general information about orthodontic treatment for children.
Healthy Smile; Healthy Life!
Our passion is positioning you for a lifetime of oral health. Even more, we believe you’ll feel better about your appearance, will grow in self-confidence, and will smile more.
And at Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics, we believe that your smile is our legacy.
Meet Doctor Murdoch – Your Orthodontist!
Community is at the center of Dr. Murdoch’s work. He believes everyone should have a safe place to belong, and he strives to create that place for his patients and coworkers.
When you join the community at Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics, you won’t just get straighter teeth. You’ll experience Dr. Murdoch’s growth-oriented, community-first approach to everything he does. It’s an inspiring approach, one sure to bring the best out of your smile.