Invisalign Invisible Braces
Invisalign consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.
Pros: Almost invisible; Patients can eat and drink whatever they want
Cons: Will not work for serious dental problems and can be easily lost and costly to replace.
Do you avoid smiling in photographs? Do your teeth make you feel uncomfortable in social settings? Isn’t it time you started loving your smile? You’ve probably heard about Invisalign from friends or family members. This revolutionary alternative to traditional orthodontics has taken the nation by storm. Now, with Invisalign braces, you can quickly and discreetly straighten your teeth. The best part? No one will know you’re wearing them!
Maybe you’ve been considering correcting your smile for quite some time. Maybe you’ve even done some research on Invisalign, but you just didn’t know where to start. The first step? Call our office and schedule an Invisalign consultation. It couldn’t be easier.
We invite you to call us for your free consultation: 813-448-7828
Here’s how Invisalign works:
- Photographs and impressions of your teeth are taken and then sent to an Invisalign lab for digital imaging.
- A step-by-step plan to incrementally reposition your teeth is designed. In this stage, you’ll be able to see before and after photographs of your smile and the proposed outcome.
- The Invisalign lab creates custom, acrylic aligners based on the treatment plan.
- Wear the clear aligners, taking them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Every few weeks, you’ll “graduate” to a new set, and every six weeks, you’ll see us for a progress report.
That’s it! You’ll notice a change in the alignment of your teeth almost immediately. Treatment times range from 12 to 18 months, and many patients achieve the desired result in less than a year.
Common Questions About Invisalign Braces
Is Invisalign right for me?
We will need to perform a comprehensive evaluation to answer this question. However, Invisalign can be used to correct a variety of alignment issues, including crowding, wide spacing, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Most adults are candidates for Invisalign.
I wore braces previously, and now my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign correct this?
Yes! Many patients who have previously worn braces visit our office for Invisalign treatment. With Invisalign, you won’t have to endure the social embarrassment that accompanied the braces worn in your youth.
Will I have to wear a retainer?
As with any orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a retainer following completion of treatment. Made from clear acrylic, your Invisalign retainer will be as discreet as the aligners you wore while straightening your teeth.