Benefits of Invisalign
Everyone deserves a personalized approach to straightening their teeth and creating a healthy bite. For many, Invisalign Clear Aligners are the best option! Clear Aligners give you the opportunity to comfortably and conveniently enhance your smile without interrupting your lifestyle. Continue to enjoy your favorite foods, spend less time at the orthodontic office, and achieve the smile you always dreamed of. Invisalign is virtually invisible, yet achieves the same result as other treatments.
Invisalign is built around personalization. Through our 3D Itero Technology, you will receive a series of custom aligners exclusively for you. These trays are smooth, comfortable and made of medical grade (BPA-Free) thermoplastic polymers. Over the duration of your treatment time, the Clear Aligners will gently shift your teeth into place. Our doctors recommend that you change your aligners every 1-2 weeks until treatment is complete. Until then, people won't even know you’re wearing them!
Our office uses the iTero Digital Scanner, this allows us to offer digital impressions that are more accurate and less messy than dental impressions. This means that we can save on expensive materials, allowing us to pass those savings on to you! Through our maximized benefits and flexible payment plans, Invisalign Clear Aligners are affordable, effective and comfortable for your lifestyle.
The truth is, Invisalign can work better and more efficiently than braces. They are so popular for a reason! Less appointments, shorter appointments, easier oral hygiene and overall fewer life interruptions.
When wearing your aligners it is important to only drink WATER. This is because not only will your clear aligners stain, but they will trap sugars around your teeth which could cause decay. If you need to take a sip of your favorite drink, simply take out your aligners. Just remember to wear them at least 22 hours a day!
Similar to braces, there will be expected aches and pains. This happens when you graduate into your next aligner. It can be uncomfortable to take trays in and out. Keep in mind that this is all dependant on sensitivity. Most patients experience little to no pain, or the discomfort subsides within a few days.
We understand that mistakes happen. It’s possible to lose an Aligner - especially when they are clear! Maybe you left it in a napkin at the restaurant and it was thrown away… or maybe they were washed with the laundry. If this happens, make sure to call and consult your orthodontist for the best advice. Until then.. If you are close to graduating to your next tray, simply put it in early. If not, make sure you put in the previous tray so that your teeth do not shift.
This is one of the best parts about Invisalign!
Choosing Invisalign Clear Aligners means that there are no restrictions on what you can eat or drink. While it is SO important that you never eat while wearing your aligners, simply remove them and you’re good to chow down! Just make sure that you place your aligner in a safe place while you eat. Aligners can easily be lost or thrown away when placed in a napkin or on the table.
The ultimate goal is to wear you aligners at least 22 hours a day. This means at all times unless you are eating or brushing. We promise, it’s easy!
Yes! You will still get a beautiful result with either option you choose. Keep in mind that more complex cases may require braces in the beginning, however when the time is right you may switch to Invisalign Clear Aligners!
Yes, insurance coverage is the same for both Invisalign and braces. Just like the cost, we believe that coverage should be equal. We do our best to maximize your insurance benefits, ensuring the best coverage for you and your family!
- Crooked Teeth
- When the jaw is not wide enough to fit all of the teeth comfortably, this can cause teeth to grow in crooked or askew.
- Spaces Between Teeth
- This can happen with the teeth are too small for the jaw bone, or when teeth are missing.
- This is when the upper jaw noticeably protrudes the lower jaw.
- Excessive Overbite
- This is when the upper front teeth cover more than 10% of the lower teeth.
- Excessive Overjet
- When the upper jaw noticeably protrudes beyond the lower jaw, sometimes causing speech impediments, jaw pain or difficulty eating.
- This is when the lower jaw noticeably protrudes beyond the upper jaw.
- If some of your upper teeth are covered by your lower teeth when the jaw is closed, this is a crossbite. This could cause your teeth to wear down uneven.
- Open Bites
- If only your back teeth are touching when the jaw is closed, this is an open bite. This can cause speech impediments, jaw pain or difficulty eating.
As a general rule, we recommend that you wear your retainer as much as possible for the first year. After year one, wear your retainer to bed at night. By year two you can begin to wean yourself off the retainer, wearing it only a few nights a week and eventually once a week. Keep in mind that specific treatment cases may vary and require longer retainer wear.
We know that accidents can happen, for that reason we have a special retainer plan in place! Through our retainer program, you can receive up to 4 replacement retainers a year. This is especially convenient for teens entering high school or college.
If you have lost your retainer, make sure you call the office as soon as possible. Especially if you are a braces patient! If you were an Invisalign patient, make sure to use your last tray (the one you ended treatment with) to hold your teeth in place until we can make you a new retainer!
If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency, please give our office a call at (727) 442-6098
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