Two Smiling WomenTaft Hill Orthodontics offers Invisalign® as a way to discreetly straighten your teeth and enhance the appearance of your smile. If you don’t want to walk around campus, go to social or professional events, speak up in class or at work, or take photos with braces or wires on your teeth, then Invisalign® may be for you! With Invisalign®’s clear, removable teeth aligners, Dr. T.C. Hardy can help you gradually move your teeth into a more desirable position, or improve issues with your bite, without the discomfort and noticeability of metal braces. Choose Invisalign® to correct your smile, and no one else has to know!

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign®, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hardy to find out if this is the right treatment option for you, contact our office today.

Benefits of Invisalign®

Hand holding an Invisalign retainerIn addition to helping you successfully straighten your teeth, there are a number of benefits to Invisalign® treatment, including:

  • It’s designed to be virtually unnoticeable on your teeth
  • Can easily be removed during eating, drinking, flossing and brushing
  • Less office visits are typically needed compared to traditional braces
  • Teeth are easier to clean for optimum oral health during treatment
  • Total time for optimal results is usually shorter than metal braces treatment

What Can I Expect?

During an initial assessment, Dr. Hardy will take an impression of your teeth. Based on the impression, he will create an individualized treatment plan with a series of custom-made, clear aligners to take home with you. You will wear the customized aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day in periods of two to three weeks at a time before moving on to the next aligner in the series. The series of aligners will gradually shift your teeth into a more desirable position. You can remove your aligners as necessary for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

Most patients usually do not experience any significant pain or discomfort with Invisalign®. The number of aligners needed and total length of treatment can vary based upon your individual needs. Typically, Invisalign® patients may need 18 to 30 aligners for a period of 9 to 15 months in order to receive their desired results. Throughout treatment, you will meet with Dr. Hardy every now and then so he can ensure your Invisalign® treatment is working successfully.

Why Should I Choose Dr. T.C. Hardy?

We understand finding a reputable, skilled orthodontist you can trust is important in making a decision about who will perform your Invisalign® treatment. Many general dentists may offer Invisalign® as part of their treatment options. However, unlike a general dental office, an orthodontic office is 100% committed to orthodontic treatment. Plus, orthodontists spend two to three additional years after completing dental school to earn advanced education and training in a specialized orthodontic residency program. Dr. Hardy earned his specialty in orthodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he was extensively trained on correcting misaligned teeth, adjusting occlusion (the way the teeth fit together), and treating jaw disorders.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have any questions about Invisalign®, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hardy, please contact us today!