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By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
February 23, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

When patients ask Dr. Selena Marchan about who benefits from Invisalign clear aligners, the simple answer is this: almost everyone. Unlike conventional braces, they are removable, which makes eating and cleaning your teeth much easier. That’s why our Jacksonville, FL, office recommends Invisalign.

They are molded to fit each patient’s mouth and are practically invisible. Because aligners apply less force in straightening teeth than metal braces, the risk of harm to your teeth is reduced. 

Benefits to adults

Traditional braces are associated with children and teenagers. Many adults want to have their teeth straightened but hesitate to wear metal braces. They also worry about having to change their diet and not being able to eat the foods they normally enjoy.

If you are an adult who’s considering braces, our team will tell you Invisalign aligners are a great option for discreet teeth straightening. Your teeth will be straightened with virtually invisible braces.

The aligners are easily removable when you eat, so you can enjoy any food you normally would consume. You simply clean your teeth normally after eating and you won’t have to worry about getting food stuck in your braces.

If there is a special occasion during which you do not want to have any braces in your mouth at all, you can remove the aligners for up to four hours without causing any damage.

Benefits to teenagers

Our team knows that teenagers are often involved in sports and other after-school activities, and generally lead pretty busy lives. If your teen plays a musical instrument, you may be concerned that having metal in his or her mouth will interfere with the ability to play. Invisalign aligners avoid the damage that can happen with traditional metal braces.

For sports that require players to wear mouthguards, the expense of specially constructed mouthguards to fit over braces is also eliminated. The aligners can be removed during sports activities and teens can easily wear a mouthguard. Teenagers who play musical instruments simply remove the aligners while practicing or playing in the band or orchestra.

Teenagers routinely have trouble flossing teeth between the wires and brackets of traditional braces, but Invisalign allows for easy dental cleaning. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, brushing and flossing are simpler and more likely to be performed.

For more information about Invisalign or Invisalign Teen® treatment, or to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Selena Marchan, please give us a call at our convenient Jacksonville, FL, office! Call 904-221-5678.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
November 18, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

If you have minor teeth alignment issues or crooked teeth, you may be interested in Invisalign treatment in Jacksonville, FL. Your local dentist, Dr. Selena Marchan, will use her professional expertise to give you the straight smile of your dreams.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner tray used to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth over time. It was created as an alternative to braces for adults. However, teens and children also use Invisalign now. It has become very popular since the clear aligners are barely noticeable. You can wear your aligner out in public, and it would not be noticeable. You can also remove the aligner from your mouth as needed to eat, drink, or brush your teeth.

Does Invisalign Change the Shape of Your Face?

When you come to our office in Jacksonville, FL, for Invisalign treatment, you may end up slightly changing the shape of your face over time. After all, crooked teeth can influence the shape of your face. An overbite forces your upper lip to protrude out. On the other hand, an underbite will make your lower lip protrude out more. If your lip no longer has to protrude out over a severe overbite or underbite, your lips will appear differently. Your lips may appear less plump if your teeth are positioned further back in your mouth.

Your profile may be adjusted. When such bite issues are corrected, they can shift your face slightly. If your face is asymmetrical, Invisalign and other braces may be able to improve it. 

However, Invisalign does not change the shape of your jaw. Braces and Invisalign also do not have any effect on the shape of your nose. Any visible changes in the shape of your face will most likely be seen on your lips.

Invisalign treatment in Jacksonville, FL, is available at the office of Dr. Marchan. Call us at (904) 221- 5678 today. Our staff can help you get on the journey to a beautifully straight smile in no time.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
December 17, 2020
Category: Dental Health
Tags: invisalign  

If you're interested in a beautifully straight smile, Dr. Selena L. Marchan, DMD can help you fulfill your aesthetic goals. Better yet, she can help you achieve a more aligned bite and healthier-look discreetly. Invisalign is an orthodontic method that uses a series of clear aligner trays to move teeth into their proper position. Treatment time can take six to 12 months, depending on the individual. To avoid disrupting your daily routine with metal, wires, or brackets, Invisalign may be an option. To determine if you are a candidate, schedule a consultation in our Jacksonville, FL office, today.

Discreetly Improve Your Smile With Invisalign

Making a positive first impression is important to most for many reasons. Invisalign can fix gaps, overbite, underbite, cross-bite, as well as cases with crowded teeth. First, you'll take a smile assessment to determine if Invisalign is appropriate for your situation. Once you visit Dr. Marchan during your initial consultation, your aligners will get crafted in a laboratory offsite. Patients often choose this orthodontic method for comfort, it's virtually invisible, aligners are removable for easy brushing and flossing, and less dental emergencies are likely to occur.

What to Expect from Treatment

Technology will assist Dr. Marchan while she develops your custom treatment plan in our Jacksonville, FL, office. It starts with a simple smile scan, using software and a tool that doesn't allow you to feel a thing. After taking this digital image of your entire mouth, she'll display it on a computer that lets you preview end-results before reaching the finish line. The process doesn't require any teeth molds, which means there's no mess or discomfort. Once this plan gets finalized, you must wear the clear aligners for 22 hours each day for optimal success. The duration of treatment will depend on the patient.

If you're interested in straightening your smile, but prefer to do it discreetly, consider Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces. They won't attract as much attention, will allow you to maintain a healthy smile without disruptions in your oral care routine, and can help you attain the smile you've always wanted. For more information about Invisalign and other services provided by Dr. Selena L. Marchan, DMD, visit our website. Please call (904) 221-5678 for appointment scheduling in our Jacksonville, FL office.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
August 28, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign is the revolutionary way to straighten your smile easily, quickly, and comfortably. If you are considering orthodontic treatment, you owe it to yourself and your smile to consider Invisalign. Offered here at Dr. Selena Marchan's in Jacksonville, FL, Invisalign can improve your smile in a way that fits comfortably into your lifestyle—read on to learn more!

Why should I choose Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a unique system of oral appliances known as aligners. Made of clear, smooth plastic, these aligners are virtually invisible, totally comfortable, and completely removable, allowing you to enjoy all of the foods that you love during treatment. This removability also makes it easier to keep your smile healthy, as you can simply take out the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would.

What can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign corrects the same dental problems as conventional brackets and wires including overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bites, and gaps between teeth.

How does Invisalign work?

Treatment begins when you receive your first set of Invisalign aligners, which you wear for two weeks. Afterward, you receive your next set of aligners, which you wear for another two weeks. You will then move on to a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually and comfortably move into proper position. You will visit your dentist every few weeks to monitor your progress.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

You can expect your Invisalign treatment to be completed in 9 to 15 months, depending on your individual case and your individual characteristics.

Interested? Give us a call!

You deserve your best smile, and Invisalign can help you achieve it. To find out more about revolutionary Invisalign orthodontic treatment, call Dr. Selena Marchan in Jacksonville, FL, today at (904) 221-5678.

By Selena L. Marchan, DMD, PA
June 21, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: invisalign  

InvisalignWhen orthodontic treatment is needed to correct bite and alignment problems that stand in the way between you and straighter teeth, it can present something of a dilemma, especially for adults and teenagers. In the past, the road to straighter teeth meant wearing metallic braces for up to two years, which many teenagers and adults are reluctant to do for a number of reasons. But thanks to Invisalign clear aligner trays, you no longer have to choose between straight teeth and giving up two years of your life to traditional braces. Dr. Selena Marchan, a family dentist in Jacksonville, FL, recommends Invisalign for older teenagers and adults looking for an effective and discreet method for getting straighter teeth.

Straighten Your Smile Discreetly with Invisalign in Jacksonville, FL

The most obvious benefit of the Invisalign system is that it consists of high quality plastic trays that are practically invisible when placed on your teeth. Unlike braces, which are held in place through a system of brackets and wires that restrict your diet, oral hygiene routine, and can feel uncomfortable, Invisalign trays are removable for up to two hours every day. This means that you can continue to eat your favorite foods without restriction, and keep up your oral hygiene routine throughout the treatment process.

Depending on your needs, the treatment period may be shorter with Invisalign than with traditional braces. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and then changed for the next tray in the series. Invisalign gradually shifts your teeth into the desired alignment just like traditional braces, so you can expect the same results without the sacrifice.

Find a Dentist in Jacksonville, FL

For more information about Invisalign and to find out if it is a good option for you, contact our office by calling (904) 221-5678 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marchan today.