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Could I Be a Candidate for Invisalign?

September 27, 2023
Could I Be a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic system that corrects tooth alignment and minor to moderate bite issues without brackets, wires, or bands. It is discreet, comfortable, and effective.

Patients need to meet certain criteria to be eligible to receive Invisalign treatment. The criteria are as follows:

  • Good oral health with no untreated gum disease or cavities
  • No missing teeth
  • Fully grown jawbone (Invisalign is for adults and older teens)
  • Ability to keep both the aligners and your teeth clean and well-cared-for
  • Ability to follow the dentist's instructions and wear the aligners 22 hours daily

How Invisalign Works

Your dentist will take a set of digital impressions using an intraoral scanner. They will use these impressions to create a 3-D model of your mouth, including hard and soft tissues.


The dentist then designs your aligners, deciding on the movement of individual teeth. The data goes to the lab, where Invisalign makes a series of graduated aligners from medical-grade plastic.


When you receive your aligners, the dentist will direct you to wear each one for one to two weeks. Gradually, the aligners will move your teeth into the best possible positions. In about 12 to 18 months, you will have a gorgeous new smile.

Advantages of Invisalign


Your aligners will be nearly invisible on your teeth. Most people will not notice you have them in. You can complete your orthodontic treatment privately without drawing unwanted attention.


The aligners are smooth, medical-grade plastic. They lack sharp or abrasive edges unlike traditional wires and brackets. You can wear them all day without issues.

Easy Care

Cleaning the aligners is easy, with several options, including Invisalign's special cleaning crystals. You can also use hydrogen peroxide, clear liquid antibacterial soap, or a non-abrasive toothpaste to keep your aligners looking their best.

Since you take your aligners out for cleaning, you can take excellent care of your teeth and avoid tooth decay and gum disease that braces occasionally cause.

Faster Than Braces

In most cases, Invisalign treatment is quicker than braces. Braces typically take between 18 months and three years, while Invisalign takes between 12 and 18 months. Some patients may see even faster results.

Our Tips for Success With Invisalign

  • Wear your aligners as directed. One of the most common problems with Invisalign happens when people fail to wear their aligners for at least 22 hours per day. Treatment times slow down, and you may not receive the maximum results.
  • Be sure to wear your retainer after completing treatment with Invisalign. If you skip wearing your retainer, your teeth may return to their original positions, wasting your time and investment.

Contact Greer Dental Studio

Invisalign is a proven system that can give you a beautifully aligned smile. Your appearance and your oral health will improve thanks to investing in Invisalign. If you are interested in talking to your dentist about Invisalign, call Greer Dental Studio at 864-259-2590

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