Invisalign Fort Mill SC
If you’re looking for a discreet, effective way to straighten your teeth, Invisalign may be just what you need. At Indian Land Orthodontics, we’ve seen firsthand the incredible results this treatment can achieve. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position.
With no metal wires or brackets to worry about, you can enjoy all your favorite foods and activities without any restrictions! We are proud to be offering this phenomenal treatment to kids, teens, and adults who want to improve their smile and dental health in Fort Mill, Van Wyck, and the Waxhaw region in South Carolina.
Science Behind Clear Aligners
Clear aligners like Invisalign are a true wonder of modern orthodontics. Using cutting-edge technology and good old-fashioned know-how, these little wonders can straighten your teeth without anyone even knowing! You see, the science behind clear aligners is all about pressure —gentle, constant pressure that shifts your teeth into their proper positions over time.
Invisalign aligners rely on custom-made plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth. Each set of trays is slightly different than the last, gradually guiding your teeth toward perfect alignment with every passing day.
Here is a step-by-step guide on every patient’s Invisalign treatment journey to know exactly what you can expect.
STEP 1: Consultation
First, you’ll schedule an appointment with our orthodontist to evaluate your teeth and determine if Invisalign is right for you. Then, they’ll take some X-rays and impressions of your mouth.
The best part? You no longer have to deal with goopy molds—Indian Land Orthodontics uses state-of-the-art digital scanning technology to create a 3D model of your teeth.
STEP 2: Treatment Plan
Once you and your orthodontist have decided to straighten out those pearly whites with Invisalign treatment, it’s time to deliver a treatment plan. They’ll map out a customized plan using advanced technology and expert knowledge.
With Invisalign, our orthodontist can show you how your teeth will look after treatment is complete. The results give patients a glimpse into their smiles after wearing their series of aligners.
STEP 3: Delivery & Fitting
After consulting with the orthodontist and getting the molds of your teeth, it’s time to receive your first set of Invisalign aligners! Our orthodontist will ensure that they fit properly and provide instructions on inserting and removing them.
They will also remind you to wear your aligners for the recommended amount of time each day and follow the care instructions. Consistent use will make you one step closer to achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Step 4: Monitoring
As you start your Invisalign journey, the orthodontist will be checking on how well the aligners are working and if any adjustments need to be made. And since there are no wires to be adjusted every now and then, these check-in appointments are simple and straightforward.
Your monitoring appointments are going to be scheduled 6-8 weeks apart. While they may seem like a hassle, they are an important part of the treatment process. During these appointments, your orthodontist will examine your progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure you are on track.
Step 5: End of Treatment
After months or even years of wearing those clear aligners, your teeth are finally straight and beautiful. At your final appointment, your orthodontist will remove the last set of trays and assess the results. You might feel a little nervous as they examine your teeth, but don’t worry – they’ll be thrilled with how well everything turned out.
They might take final photos for their records or show you before-and-after images so you can see how much your smile has changed. Then, they’ll give you a retainer to wear in order to keep your teeth in their new positions. It’s going to be a relief to have completed this journey and achieved an improved smile.
Invisalign FIRST and Invisalign TEEN
In addition to the obvious benefits of regular Invisalign, we offer treatment options designed especially for young patients. Invisalign First caters to kids whose teeth are still growing and Invisalign Teen is designed to accommodate the unique needs and lifestyles of teenagers. This is more in line with early orthodontic treatment, which is great to start for your child or teen so they can start on their smile journey’s as soon as possible and have any misaligned bites, corrected.
These varieties offer additional features such as compliance indicators that help track usage and remind patients when it’s time to switch to a new aligner. They also anticipate tooth growth with eruption tabs to ensure treatment doesn’t interrupt teeth growth.
Dr. Meredith Quimby
Dr. Quimby graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Chemistry and returned to Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
While in dental school, she also worked in a craniofacial research lab studying the genetic causes of Cleft Lip and Palate as part of the Human Genome Project. She completed her orthodontic residency at The Ohio State University receiving a Master of Science in orthodontics.
Dr. Quimby is dedicated to providing the best care to her patients and ensuring they have a comfortable experience. Using Invisalign, she is able to deliver smiles that not only look good, but also feel great.
Dr. Kelly Collins
Dr. Kelly Collins received her Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and then entered the Masters of Education program at John Carroll University in Cleveland, seeking to combine her interest in the sciences with teaching.
There, she realized that patient care was the missing element she wished to include in her career. She graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and then received her degree in orthodontics from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Collins believes being an orthodontist is the greatest job in the world because it combines her love of science, the arts, and teaching with her passion for patient care. Because of this, she strives to offer Invisalign treatment with care and expertise.
Ultra-Low Dose 3D X-rays
Ultra-low dose 3D X-rays are a cutting-edge technology that uses incredibly small amounts of radiation to create highly-detailed images of the body. This means patients can receive accurate diagnoses without being exposed to harmful levels of radiation. It’s like taking an ultra-clear photograph of teeth and jaw to determine any dental issues that need to be addressed.
This cutting-edge device allows for precise, digital scanning of a patient’s teeth and gums, eliminating the need for messy, uncomfortable traditional impressions. No more gagging on impression material or waiting for molds to set. Instead, patients can relax in the chair while we quickly and painlessly scan their teeth and gums.
Invisalign Fort Mill & Invisalign Van Wyck SC
Indian Land Orthodontics is the go-to destination for Fort Mill and Van Wyck, SC patients looking to get Invisalign. We understand that every patient is unique, and we’ll work with you to create a customized treatment plan that fits your individual needs.
CONTACT US TODAY
Start your journey toward a new and improved smile with our Invisalign orthodontic solution. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of.
In addition to offering clear and comfortable Invisalign aligners, we provide affordable payment options to fit any budget. We’ll work with you for any insurance claims and financing opportunities, so you can receive the benefits of Invisalign without breaking the bank.
Contact us today at Indian Land Orthodontics or schedule an appointment directly with us here. We are looking forward to beginning a relationship with you and helping you achieve your smile goals!