Clear Aligners

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Dr. Claire Logan explains how Invisalign uses a series of custom-made clear aligners to straighten teeth more comfortably and subtly than braces can. Both teens and adults can benefit from this modern orthodontic option. We can even create a digital model to show you what your newly aligned smile will look like at the end of treatment.

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WEBVTT 00:00:06.480 --> 00:00:09.500 Invisalign uses a series of clear trays, 00:00:09.530 --> 00:00:15.740 or clear aligners, to gradually shift a patient's teeth into alignment. 00:00:15.770 --> 00:00:21.260 You can do small mild cases with mild crowding or mild spacing. 00:00:21.290 --> 00:00:24.540 You can do bigger cases where you need larger tooth movement. 00:00:24.570 --> 00:00:28.140 There are a lot of patients that are candidates for Invisalign. 00:00:28.170 --> 00:00:31.260 We do want them to have healthy gums and 00:00:31.290 --> 00:00:34.500 healthy teeth, so we don't want there to be any cavities. 00:00:34.530 --> 00:00:37.380 They would be repaired prior to starting Invisalign. 00:00:37.410 --> 00:00:39.740 A patient of any age is a candidate. 00:00:39.770 --> 00:00:42.020 The youngest that we would start would 00:00:42.050 --> 00:00:48.180 typically be a teenager, and they can go as old as they'd like to. 00:00:48.210 --> 00:00:50.500 I have a patient right now, a 70-year-old 00:00:50.520 --> 00:00:53.740 in Invisalign, and she's doing great, and it's something she's wanted her whole 00:00:53.770 --> 00:00:57.460 life, and she's very excited that we've been able to start it recently. 00:00:57.490 --> 00:01:01.540 When a patient is ready to start Invisalign, we start by taking a series of 00:01:01.570 --> 00:01:06.290 records to analyze their bite, their teeth, and their jaw. 00:01:06.320 --> 00:01:09.290 We see the patient back after about two or three weeks. 00:01:09.320 --> 00:01:13.360 We'll review their treatment plan . Actually with Invisalign, we do have a 00:01:13.390 --> 00:01:18.900 digital model that shows what the final product will look like, our end goal. 00:01:18.930 --> 00:01:23.820 It's a range of time that any patient is in the Invisalign trays. 00:01:23.850 --> 00:01:30.540 It's dependent on their needs and is determined from a case-by-case basis, so 00:01:30.570 --> 00:01:35.380 it can be as little as two months of treatment to two years if needed. 00:01:35.410 --> 00:01:40.290 Patients who have finished Invisalign, they're very happy with their result. 00:01:40.320 --> 00:01:43.290 Most of it it has happened faster than 00:01:43.320 --> 00:01:48.570 they thought it would, and it's been a lot more simple and easy 00:01:48.600 --> 00:01:50.800 to accomplish than they thought it would be.

Dr. Danny O'Keefe

Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Mississippi Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (601) 936-2526.

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