Invisalign is a system that uses clear aligner trays to straighten teeth. The system uses a series of aligners that move the teeth gradually into their correct position. Rather than using traditional metal wires and brackets, patients use comfortable plastic trays that are practically invisible when worn. Patients receive a new set of aligners every few weeks of wear. They are changed at home without the need for office visits.
Invisalign can treat a wide range of common orthodontic issues, including closing gaps between teeth, correcting misalignments, and even improving bite function. It is a cosmetic solution that is often more affordable than traditional braces.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
Patients of all ages can benefit from this virtually invisible treatment, but there are certain requirements that must be met prior to starting your Invisalign journey. Ideal candidates are adults and teenagers who are in good oral health. Also, if you do not prefer braces due to their apparent appearance, you could benefit from Invisalign. To learn if you qualify for Invisalign, schedule a consultation with our dentist today. We can evaluate your smile and determine if Invisalign is the best fit for you.
Usage of Invisalign
Invisalign’s innovative treatment uses clear aligner trays to straighten teeth, meaning patients never have to worry about metal braces. These aligners are comfortable, removable, and virtually invisible, so you don’t have to worry about your appearance while getting the smile you’ve always wanted!
Each set of customized aligners is worn for about two weeks at a time, and the patient will switch them out at home for the next pair in the series. This ensures your teeth gradually move to their ideal positions with each phase of the treatment. The aligners are designed using advanced computer software to move your teeth little by little into the desired position. They’re also comfortable to wear, with no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth during treatment. Plus, they’re BPA-free!
Advantages of Invisalign
- The main benefit of Invisalign is its aesthetic appeal. It is virtually impossible to see or tell that you are wearing them! If you’re self-conscious about your smile, this is a major plus.
- They are also more comfortable than braces because there are no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth.
- Additionally, they can be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth. As you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth, you don’t have to deal with the hassle of special cleaning tools for your orthodontics like you do with traditional braces. Simply remove your aligner and brush and floss your teeth as normal to keep your gums healthy and clean.
- Since there are no wires to tighten and no parts that need to be replaced over time with Invisalign, you’ll be in fewer appointments at your orthodontist’s office than you would be if you had traditional braces. You’ll simply need to come back every four to six weeks to pick up your next set of aligners.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (954) 368-6264 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 10187 Cleary Blvd. Suite 103, Plantation, Fl 33324.