The Clear Way to Straighten Your Smile
Invisalign® or Spark Aligner treatment with Dr. Hudson and the team at Rapid City Orthodontics can give you the beautiful, straight teeth you want without wires, brackets, or braces.
The Invisalign and Spark Aligner Process
The Invisalign or Spark Aligner system is made of clear, lightweight plastic aligners that fit over your teeth and comfortably straighten your smile over time. They’re fully removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign and Spark Aligners are much more comfortable than traditional metal braces and can give you stunning results.
At your initial consultation at Rapid City Orthodontics, we'll take digital scans and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and the process of creating your beautiful, straight smile begins!
On average, you will wear Spark aligners or Invisalign aligners anywhere for 9–15 months and will typically use 18–30 sets during your treatment.
You wear the trays for about 22 hours a day, but can remove them for brushing your teeth and eating. Based on your individual needs and the treatment plan put in place by Dr. Hudson, you’ll wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment. You’ll start to notice a change in just a few months!
A Modern Approach
Invisalign and Spark aligners take a modern approach to straightening teeth. It uses a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.
Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the exact movements Dr. Hudson has planned for you.
With Invisalign or Spark Aligner treatments, there are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your treatment is complete!
At Rapid City Orthodontics, you’ll get a great smile without constant treatments that get in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you are straightening your teeth.
This nearly-invisible option to obtain your perfect smile is truly changing the way people view orthodontic treatments.
Dr. Hudson has years of experience treating patients with Invisalign and we are so excited to bring this amazing technology to our Rapid City Orthodontics patients.
Differences Between Clear Aligners & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Spark aligners or Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth.
Since they are removed when you eat, you won't have to be as mindful about what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts!
In fact, the aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water. You need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on clear aligners.
To prevent staining, you’ll need to brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in your mouth every time you eat.
Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces since you don’t have to work around any brackets or wires.
Talk to Us About Invisalign & Spark Aligners
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, as recommended by Dr. Hudson, so they can do their job and straighten your teeth. However, with Invisalign or Spark aligners, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
You will generally need to wear a retainer after completing your Invisalign or Spark aligners treatment to maintain your alignment and confident new smile!
Dr. Hudson may not recommend Invisalign or Spark aligners for some more complex alignment issues, bite issues, or for those who have bridgework. He will gladly advise you about what options he thinks are best suited for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Hudson at our Rapid City office to learn if Invisalign or Spark aligners are right for you!