At Implant & Comprehensive Dentistry in Champions Gate, FL, we offer Invisalign, the popular and effective teeth-straightening system that can straighten crooked teeth and correct some of the most common orthodontic issues. These clear aligners can improve your smile and boost your confidence in as little as six months.
How Comfortable Are Invisalign Aligners?
One of the reasons that Invisalign aligners are so popular is that they are not only discreet but also comfortable. The aligners are made of smooth and comfortable plastic, a medical-grade thermoplastic polymer with a high molecular weight. While the teeth straightening process can cause some mild discomfort as your teeth shift into the desired location over time, the aligners are not uncomfortable.
Plus, they’re custom-fitted and trimmed for your mouth, so you won’t have to worry about them being oversized, undersized, or miss-sized to the point that they cause discomfort or cut into your gums.
Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign takes a modern approach to help patients achieve straighter teeth and a beautiful smile. These clear aligners are nearly invisible yet can straighten your teeth and address the most common orthodontic issues in as little as six months.
How Does It Work?
The treatment begins with an initial consultation, during which we’ll evaluate your teeth and discuss your concerns. Once you’re confirmed as a good candidate, we’ll use advanced technology to create a 3D scan of your teeth so we can design a treatment plan that includes the exact movements your teeth need to make to achieve your desired results.
Then, you’ll receive a set of custom aligners that you’ll begin wearing immediately. Every two weeks, you’ll insert a new set of aligners until the treatment process is complete. When you return to the office to pick up a new set of Invisalign Aligners, we’ll check your progress.
What Can It Treat?
These clear aligners are known for their ability to straighten teeth but can also address other orthodontic concerns. We can customize a treatment plan to address overbites, underbites, and crossbites. We can also use them to correct gap teeth with extra spaces between them, an open bite where the top and bottom teeth don’t meet, and crowding.
While many teenagers and adults choose these clear aligners to reach their orthodontic goals, they can also be used as a phase one orthodontic treatment for children with both baby and permanent teeth.
How Is It Different From Braces?
Unlike traditional braces, with these clear aligners, you won’t have to worry about any wires or visible metal brackets. They aren’t visible, and you can remove them as needed to eat and brush. Instead of getting new wires and rubber bands, you’ll simply pick up a new set of aligners every few weeks to replace the previous ones to continue the treatment process.
Are There Any Dietary Restrictions?
Once you begin treatment, you won’t have to worry about any dietary restrictions. Unlike braces, which require that patients refrain from eating certain foods during the treatment process, you’ll be able to eat and drink all of your favorite foods and beverages.
However, you won’t be able to eat or drink anything but water with the aligners on your teeth, so you’ll need to remove them before eating and drinking and then brush and floss afterward before replacing them. Eating with your aligners in place can damage them, which will cause an interruption in your treatment plan and stall your progress temporarily.
How Long Will It Take To Achieve Straighter Teeth?
Because we consider each patient’s needs and goals in creating treatment plans, each patient will wear their aligners for a specific amount of time. However, treatment plans can be as short as six months. Once we meet with you to learn more about your treatment goals and design your orthodontic treatment plan, we can give you more details about how long it should take to reach those goals.
When Will I See the Results?
You can expect results within just a few weeks of beginning your treatment. You’ll notice your teeth slowly shift into a straighter position, and orthodontic issues will be corrected.
How Long Do I Need To Wear the Aligners?
Once you begin treatment, you need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. You’ll receive a new set of aligners every few weeks based on your treatment plan. You must wear these as directed to achieve your results as quickly as possible.
How Do I Care for the Aligners?
Before your treatment, we will give you complete instructions on how to care for your aligners. Aside from wearing them for the recommended amount of time each day, you’ll need to clean them with a special solution and lukewarm water. Brushing after each meal will ensure your aligners are free of food debris and discoloration.
Will They Interfere With My Life?
Invisalign aligners are designed to help patients achieve straighter teeth and improve oral health without interfering with their lives. The treatment process is convenient and simple, and you can achieve an improved smile without all the hassle. All the instructions you have to follow are simple and straightforward.
Will They Be Noticeable?
One of the best parts about these clear aligners is that you can undergo treatment, and most people won’t even know that you’re working towards straightening your teeth. That’s how discreet they really are. Unless you make people aware that you’re wearing them, they won’t be noticeable.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you want straighter teeth and want to undergo an effective and discreet process to achieve your goals, you may be the perfect candidate for Invisalign. Whether you have multiple orthodontic concerns requiring treatment or simply want a better smile, we can design a treatment plan for you.
Straighten Your Teeth and Improve Your Smile
Don’t let the appearance of your teeth make you feel self-conscious about your smile. These clear aligners can make all the difference in your oral health, smile, and confidence. If you want to learn more about this unique treatment, we can give you more details and confirm your treatment eligibility. Contact us today at Implant & Comprehensive Dentistry in Champions Gate, FL, to schedule your initial consultation.