Invisalign For A Straighter Smile

Now you can smile more during treatment with clear aligners from Invisalign.

Have you been wanting to straighten your smile, but don’t like the thought of metal wires and brackets? Good news: you may be able to get straight teeth with almost invisible clear plastic aligners. Invisalign is an advanced alternative to braces that uses computer science and advanced materials. Not only are aligners clear and removable, they can straighten your smile faster than traditional braces.

To learn whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign in Myrtle Beach, please call (843) 903-3111 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Dustin Holladay at Carolina Forest Cosmetic Dentistry.

What Is Invisalign?

invisalign clear bracesInvisalign is a technology developed by Align.  These “braces” consist of a series of clear plastic trays, or aligners, that a computer algorithm designs specifically for you.  These aligners are clear and removable and adjust your teeth on a stage-by-stage basis, about two weeks per aligner.

This treatment has many benefits, the greatest being that they are nearly invisible.  They are also removable so you can brush, floss, and eat as usual.

The process begins with a consultation here with Dr. Holladay.  He will evaluate your particular situation to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign.  This treatment is not appropriate for children, but many teens and adults with less severe orthodontic needs can take advantage of this fabulous new technology.

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Clear and nearly invisible
  • Customized for your mouth
  • Removable
  • No diet restrictions
  • Comfortable
  • Allows you to brush and floss normally
  • No metal brackets or wires

The Invisalign Procedure

After an examination, we will discuss the different orthodontic options for achieving your desired aesthetic results.  If you are a candidate for Invisalign, and it is the best option for you, we will create a detailed treatment plan and prescribe a treatment length.  Often, you can achieve your desired results in less than a year.

First, we will fashion your initial tray from an impression of your teeth.  You should wear the tray as often as possible to shorten the length of time to your desired outcome.  Dr. Holladay will monitor progress and prescribe tray changes during short check-up appointments.

If you have swollen or red gums, it could be the result of crowding or teeth with wide gaps in them. This can also be a sign of gum disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. That’s where Invisalign comes in. These clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position — without unsightly brackets and wires or the pain that is associated with traditional braces.

We are pleased to offer this innovative technology to provide you with a bright, inviting smile.

More Information

For more information please visit Or you can call (843) 903-3111 today to talk to cosmetic dentist Dr. Dustin Holladay at Carolina Forest Cosmetic Dentistry. He can give you personalized information about how you can benefit.