Invisalign® is a prime example of the improvements in modern orthodontic technology. With their discreet clear design and custom treatment process, Invisalign® aligners are a safe, effective solution for teens and adults to improve the health and appearance of their smiles.
With their discreet form and clear material, Invisalign® allows you to straighten your smile without drawing attention to your teeth. No one else needs to know you’re in treatment with Invisalign®.
The Invisalign® process averages 1 to 2 years to complete treatment, while two to three are common with traditional metal braces. This means less time in treatment and more time enjoying your new smile.
Less Restrictive Diet
Invisalign® aligners are removed for meals, allowing greater flexibility in your diet. You can continue to enjoy many of your favorite foods that may not be compatible with braces, without risking damage to your orthodontics.
Since you can remove Invisalign® aligners during dental hygiene, you can ensure proper care for your teeth during treatment. Floss with ease and reach every part of your teeth while brushing.
Invisalign®’s custom aligners are fabricated specifically for your teeth. They fit comfortably in your mouth and do not have the risk of gum and cheek irritation that can occur with traditional braces.
Straighter teeth can be achieved comfortably and discreetly with Invisalign®. Contact us for a consultation to see if Invisalign® clear aligners are the right solution for your orthodontic needs.
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Most comprehensive orthodontic treatment will involve the use of braces or aligners. In either case, your treatment involves minor movement of your teeth to correct misalignment. This ensures both a straight smile and an even bite.
However, braces are not the only stage needed for a permanent orthodontic solution. Once your braces have been taken off, the retention phase begins. It is vitally important to follow through with retention in order to to maintain your newly straight smile after treatment. Your final orthodontic results depend on your retainer, so be sure to continue following up with our doctor for treatment even after your braces have been removed.
There are a few different types of retainers that may be recommended to you:
Clear Retainers – A removable, clear plastic tray that fits over your teeth.
Traditional Retainers – A removable appliance made of acrylic and a wire that sits on the front side of your teeth.
Bonded Retainer – A thin, fixed wire that is temporarily bonded to the lingual (tongue) side of the anterior teeth.
Our orthodontist will provide you with the best retainer option that is suited for your orthodontic treatment plan. All retainers should be worn as often as instructed to do so. Keep in mind that your teeth have been in active treatment for months or even years. Wearing your retainer right after treatment is crucial and it should be worn for the appropriate amount of time each day as instructed.
Your retainer is an important part of completing your orthodontic treatment, so take care of it and it will take care of you. Regardless of whether it’s made of acrylic and wire or thermoplastic, the process of cleaning your device should be the same.
When it is not in your mouth, keep your retainer in its case. Bacteria and plaque also pose a significant threat to the life of your retainer. Bacteria can build up on it, just like they do on your teeth, making the apparatus less hygienic and affecting the fit. For theses reasons, regular cleaning is vital for retainer care.
When cleaning your retainer, you can brush it with a wet toothbrush. You will also need to disinfect your retainer by soaking it in a cleansing solution. Thoroughly rinse your retainer with cold or room temperature water before placing it back in your mouth.
"I would highly recommend Dr. Waguespack and his staff. Everyone was so nice and the service was great. "
October 17, 2018
"Dr. Jay and his staff are amazing and so polite! They turned my smile into an award winning smile!"
October 12, 2018
"Dr. Jay and his staff are the best in town. Everyone makes you feel welcomed and feels like family. I could not be happier with the service!"
October 3, 2018
"I love my new smile! Doctor Jay and his staff are the best! They were always super nice and very gentle for all my visits. They made going to the orthodontist fun."
October 3, 2018
"While both of my daughters were going through treatment with Dr. Waguespack, I told him about my failed orthodontic treatment and how I was in need of surgery, per another doctor. He explained to me how he could correct my bite without going the surgical route. I decided to take a chance since I was bringing my daughters for their appointments anyway and all I can say is, “WOW”! He surpassed my expectations! I couldn’t be happier with the results of me and my daughters’ smiles! "
September 26, 2018
"Dr. Waguespack is an awesome orthodontist! He is a perfectionist and shows how dedicated he is to his patients. His staff was always so nice and friendly. I couldn’t be any happier with my results."
September 21, 2018
I can never repay Dr. Waguespack for making my smile so perfect! I am more confident now with my smile, and I am truly grateful for all of his expertise and kindness during my treatment in braces. He made the process easy and painless. I am very proud to call Dr. Waguespack my orthodontist!
-Gracie (Hub City Teen USA 2019)
September 12, 2018
"I love Dr. Jay! Having braces can seem scary at first, but, Dr. Jay was always kind, funny, and welcoming at every appointment! He always seemed genuinely happy to be helping people. Now when I look back at pictures before my braces, I am so grateful to him for improving my smile!"
September 12, 2018
"Dr. Jay and his staff are amazing! They made having braces as an adult such a pleasurable experience! Dr. Jay worked wonders on my teeth and smile. They have also done wonderful things for my two sons! As one was getting his braces off, the other was getting his put on, so the amazing staff has become like a family to us over the last 4 years. We cannot thank Dr. Jay and his staff for such a professional, competent and happy office! Thank you for 3 beautiful smiles and we will definitely be back with our 11 year old!" -Tricia
September 12, 2018
"Dr. Waguespack and staff definitely made wearing braces a breeze! The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I recommend them to anyone!"
September 12, 2018
"Thank you to Dr. Waguespack for always giving me the best care and treatment. He and his staff are always very friendly, and they always go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Thank you Dr. Jay for giving me the smile I always dreamed of having!"
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