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Sports and Braces: The Advantages of Invisalign

May 6, 2021
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Posted By: Dr. Jason Annan
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If you compete in sports and you’re considering orthodontics, you probably have questions. Mouth and soft tissue injuries are indeed fairly common with traditional wire and bracket braces. A ball to the cheek—even lightly—can cause the brackets to scratch and tear at cheeks.

Your dentist in Mt. Pleasant, SC has found that Invisalign is the better option for athletes. A mouth injury can delay treatment, and Invisalign is simply a smoother-fitting orthodontic that is less likely to promote a sports-related injury.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is a clear orthodontic system that relies on nearly transparent aligners to straighten your teeth. The system uses low force and gradual alignment.

Invisalign starts with a conversation and examination in our dental office. Through examination, x-rays, and a chat with your dentist, we’ll determine whether Invisalign will give you the smile you’ve been looking for.

If you decide to move forward with Invisalign, your dentist will provide a treatment timeline and talk to you about what to expect after treatment. Then we take impressions of your teeth, and the results are used to create your custom aligners. You wear them for about 22 hours per day and switch to a new one according to your dentist’s schedule. You can take out your aligner to eat, brush, and floss.

After treatment, we give you a retainer to maintain your newly straight smile.

What Invisalign Can Correct

In many cases, Invisalign can correct the following:

  • Crooked, twisted, overlapping teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Bite alignment issues

Continue to Enjoy Participating in Sports with Invisalign in Mt. Pleasant, SC

We want to help you reach your smile goals and enjoy better oral health with an aligned bite. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign, or if you’re ready to book a consult with your dentist, give us a call today.

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