If you want to straighten your teeth subtly without disturbing your facial aesthetics, Invisalign transparent braces may be the perfect device for you. At Dr. Nick's White & Healthy Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, we offer advanced orthodontic treatments to give our patients beautifully aligned smiles. All that is required are a few visits to our office to get your customized aligners and regular checkups to make sure your non-invasive clear braces are performing their job.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative kind of braces that employ clear tray aligners. The aligner plastic trays are custom-made for the user, based on the impressions of their oral cavity. They are fabricated by the Invisalign provider using their blend of plastic. The Invisalign aligners gently put pressure on specific parts of your teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position.
Who Would Need Invisalign?
If you have avoided braces as a child for fear of the unappealing metallic appliances, Invisalign can be an ideal solution to straighten out crooked teeth that have embarrassed you.
The conventional metal braces you had as a child didn't accomplish their job. Teeth are bound to move back into previous positions if the braces were ineffective or the patient did not wear a retainer after treatment.
You dislike the thought of wire braces and are anxious about your looks at school or work.
How Does Invisalign Work?
The process for the Invisalign procedure starts with a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth’s misalignment. If you are suitable for Invisalign, 3D scans and impressions of your teeth are taken. Based on these impressions, a treatment plan is designed, and the transparent plastic trays are fabricated. About 20 to 25 sets of clear aligners will be given that must be worn in a sequence. Each set of aligners has to be worn for a 15-day duration. On completion of the aligner sets, your teeth would have moved to their planned locations. A retainer should be worn for a few months to maintain the straightening results.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is intended to work as effectively as metal braces while being discreet and comfortable. Their benefits include:
- Less dental visits to develop the aligners and take impressions of the teeth
- The clear aligners fit easily in the mouth and are virtually invisible.
- No worries about food getting stuck in between teeth
- Faster treatment time, typically less than eighteen months
- Treats various orthodontic problems, such as gaps, alignment issues, underbite, overbite, and turned teeth.
- Allows for adequate oral hygiene
To know more about our Invisalign treatments, visit us at Dr. Nick's White & Healthy Dentistry, at 4010 W. State Street, Tampa, FL 33609, or call us at (813) 445-7162 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholas M. Kavouklis.