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By Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA
September 24, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Would you like to straighten your smile with state of the art orthodontics? Then explore the benefits of Invisalign, the clear way to beautiful, healthy teeth in Jacksonville Beach. Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA helps teens and adults with this orthodontic system.

Clear, smooth and removable

Invisalign aligners are all that and more. Custom-made according to your dentition, special scans and your Jacksonville Beach dentist's instructions, Invisalign aligners reposition crooked teeth quickly and comfortably. Plus, they are so clear and thin, no one will notice you're wearing them.

Really, you may ask? Well, it's true. Patented SmartTrack acrylic, combined with your technician's skill and digital artistry, produce appliances which do their jobs without obvious appearance.

Plus, when you eat, brush, floss or want a short break from your aligners, simply remove them! Just remember to wear each appliance 20 to 22 hours a day to keep treatment on track.

Effective and quick

Compared to correction with lingual, ceramic or metal braces, Invisalign takes half the time and works exceptionally well on problems such as:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Openbite
  • Tooth tipping
  • Tooth rotation
  • Gaps
  • Overlapping or crowded teeth
  • Orthodontic relapse (when correct smiles shift position after treatment is over)

Plus, Invisalign patients enjoy all their favorite healthy foods because there are no wires to break or brackets to fall out. Aligners snap in and out easily for meals, snacks, flossing, brushing and special events such as weddings, proms and job interviews.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Invisalign is the front runner in clear aligner technology. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1997, this orthodontic system has helped millions of people across the world enjoy the benefits of healthy, straight smiles.

Dr. Harrison qualifies patients for treatment right in his Jacksonville Beach office. Then, the dental lab crafts the typical 18 to 30 aligner pairs specific to the patient's needs.

Also, if you like easy orthodontic appointments, expect them with Invisalign. Simply come to Dr. Harrison's office every four to six weeks for a quick inspection and to receive your next pairs of clear aligners. When you complete your treatment plan, you'll wear a customized retainer to keep your teeth in perfect alignment indefinitely.

Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA would love to tell you all about Invisalign and how it could help you have the smile of your dreams. Phone his Jacksonville Beach office today for an appointment: (904) 241-4237.

By Rick K. Harrison, DMD, PA
July 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

You can straighten your smile without braces through a discreet alternative called Invisalign. While braces involve the use of hard brackets invisalignand wires to straighten your teeth, Invisalign uses soft plastic trays called aligners to move your teeth into the desired position. The aligner trays are custom made to comfortably fit your mouth and are removable, unlike braces. The aligners are also clear so they are barely noticeable to others. At Jax Beach Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Dr. Rick Harrison is your dentist for Invisalign in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative to braces for straightening teeth discreetly. Invisalign utilizes a series of removable aligner trays to gently move the teeth into the proper position. The trays fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth and are custom made for a perfect fit. Each set of trays is worn for a few weeks before being replaced with the next set. With each new set of trays, the positioning of the teeth changes slightly, which helps the teeth move toward the desired position. The trays are made from a soft plastic material that is comfortable to wear.

Advantages of Invisalign

There are several advantages to choosing Invisalign for straightening your smile. The trays are soft and comfortable and do not irritate the mouth and gums the way the hard brackets and wires associated with braces can. The trays are also removable, which makes maintaining good oral hygiene easier. Your dentist can help you decide if Invisalign is the right teeth straightening option for you. In Jacksonville Beach, Invisalign offers the following advantages:

  • Discreet — The clear trays are barely noticeable to others.
  • Comfortable — The trays are made from a soft plastic material that is comfortable to wear.
  • Removable — The trays can be taken out to eat, brush, and floss.
  • Protection — The trays protect teeth from being worn down due to frequent grinding or clenching.

Invisalign makes it possible to straighten your smile discreetly. The trays are clear, removable, soft, and comfortable. For Invisalign in Jacksonville Beach, FL, schedule a consolation with Dr. Harrison by calling Jax Beach Cosmetic & Family Dentistry (904) 241-4237.