Having straight teeth is desirable for many, but expensive, uncomfortable braces can make beautiful smiles feel inaccessible. Luckily, there are alternative options available to straighten teeth and create the beautiful smile you desire. At Implant & Comprehensive Dentistry in Champions Gate, FL, we offer the world-renowned brand Invisalign, a braces alternative that helps straighten teeth for both teens and adults.
Who is Invisalign For?
The majority of our customers using clear aligners for teeth-straightening are teenagers. There are many reasons why teens are drawn to invisible aligners and why parents support this treatment. For one, the treatment is simple and requires little upkeep, unlike traditional braces. The nearly-invisible appearance of these aligners has a major appeal to teens who want to enjoy their youth without a mouth full of metal – and still get results.
Adults Who Want To Straighten Teeth Discreetly
For many adults, wearing metal braces can be a source of shame or embarrassment. Braces are very commonly associated with the school days of the past, and, therefore, adults may feel uncomfortable wearing them. There’s no shame in wanting to straighten your teeth discreetly. Braces will absolutely give you the results you desire, but they may not be worth the lengthy periods of feeling self-conscious or awkward about your appearance. Using a clear alternative will help you straighten your smile without the discomfort of braces.
Working Professionals, Parents, and Others with Tight Schedules
Whether you’re a working professional, a mom managing multiple schedules, or just someone who moves through the world at a rapid pace, we understand that life gets busy. This can make it challenging to find time to book and attend appointments. It may seem impossible to straighten your teeth with such a tight schedule, but we promise you that it can be done. With traditional braces, orthodontist visits are frequent and time-consuming. However, Invisalign treatment time is significantly lower comparatively. This makes clear aligners the most efficient teeth-straightening treatment for anyone on a tight schedule.
For athletes, wearing traditional braces isn’t an accessible solution for teeth-straightening. If you’re an athlete with braces, you’ll have to be extra mindful to protect your mouth when you play, as brackets can easily be damaged during contact sports. With traditional braces, an athlete’s results can often be interrupted due to impacts from sport. This is not the case with clear aligners.
Who Should Not Consider Clear Aligners?
While this treatment is suitable for a wide variety of people, there are still some individuals who will not qualify as acceptable candidates. There are certain conditions that can prevent individuals from being able to use clear aligners. Some, but not all, of these conditions may be temporary and treatment can be administered once the condition has cleared. Generally speaking, those who do not qualify for clear aligners will also not be candidates for metal braces.
The number one reason why individuals are turned away from receiving this treatment is untreated cavities. Cavities must be taken care of by your dentist before an orthodontist can perform any treatments. Thankfully, this is only a temporary setback and does not permanently exclude you from using clear aligners. It’s always good practice to schedule an appointment with your dentist prior to seeing an orthodontist so you have a full picture of your dental health and can take care of any outstanding issues that may prevent you from receiving your desired treatment.
If you suffer from gum disease, you will not be able to qualify for clear aligners. Because gum disease can cause teeth to loosen, it poses a risk to any teeth-straightening solution. An experienced orthodontist will not accept clients with gum disease for any teeth-straightening treatment. Fortunately, gum disease can be treated. Once your gum disease has been cleared, you can book a consultation for clear aligners.
Other Dental Conditions
There are numerous other dental conditions, such as TMJ, long bridges, and dental implants, that may disqualify you from receiving this treatment. Be prepared to answer questions about your dental history, including any current or past dental conditions, during your consultation. Disclosing your dental history is crucial, as it may impact your eligibility for this treatment. The purpose of the consultation is to determine whether you are eligible for your desired treatment. Our team of experts will advise you as to how to address any issues that may arise, should that be required, so you can safely begin treatment.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are a teeth-straightening solution created by Invisalign, a brand trusted by orthodontists. With no brackets or wires, these clear aligners are nearly invisible. This allows candidates to straighten their smile with increased subtlety, unlike traditional braces.
How it Works
Invisalign is a comfortable, discreet method for straightening teeth. Using clear alignment trays made from plastic, this treatment is comfortable for its recipients. With no metal hardware like brackets or wires, this treatment offers a modern alternative to traditional braces. Over time, the teeth move slowly into the targeted position. While regular braces can leave their wearers feeling self-conscious, awkward, or embarrassed, these clear aligners are almost invisible. This allows you to straighten your teeth more discreetly.
Treatment plans are custom-designed using advanced imaging technology to make the perfect fit for your mouth. We are able to take 6,000 images per second with our scanning system, giving us a precise image of your teeth that allows us to pinpoint trouble areas and ensure you the most accurate results. Our goal is to see you smiling. With this comfortable treatment option, we have no doubt that you won’t just be smiling – you won’t be able to stop.
What to Expect From Treatment
Your custom clear aligners come in sets that you will wear for two weeks at a time. Every four to eight weeks, you’ll come in to our office for a check-up on your progress. It’s important to monitor and make any necessary adjustments as your treatment progresses. Slowly, your teeth will move into your desired position, straightening your smile and improving your dental appearance.
With clear aligners, you’ll be able to see progressive evidence of your treatment as your teeth move toward your ideal results. We’ll be able to demonstrate just how far you’ve progressed at each appointment, noting the changes in your smile’s appearance. While the process may feel slow, it’s necessary to continually monitor the process so your results come out perfectly.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners
Our patients love this teeth-straightening alternative for many reasons. For one, they’re low maintenance. Keeping your clear aligners clean is simple and fast. This treatment is comfortable to wear and doesn’t interrupt the wearer’s daily life. Unlike traditional braces, appointments are infrequent, working easily into life’s hectic schedule. This means you won’t have to spend countless hours in our office. Clear aligners are more efficient than braces. You’ll be able to reach your targeted smile goals in a shorter period of time. Last but not least, clear aligners are an affordable solution with options for every budget.
The 11 Million Smile Difference
Don’t just take our word for it – this treatment has worked for 11 million smiles and counting! This treatment comes with proven results; studies have found clear aligners to be an effective, more comfortable alternative to braces. Within the span of just a few short months, you’ll see your desired results and reveal the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Is This Invisalign Treatment Right For Me?
Still not sure whether clear aligners are a good solution for your teeth-straightening needs? Whatever your concerns, we can help. Before starting any dental treatment, an initial consultation is booked to accurately assess your goals and needs. Together, we’ll go over your dental history, give your teeth a full examination, and determine if the treatment is right for you. Only then will we begin your customized treatment plan. Within a few short months, you’ll already be seeing progress on your journey to a straighter smile.
Book Your Consultation
They say you’re never fully dressed without a smile. But if the appearance of your teeth makes you feel self-conscious, your outfit will never feel “complete”. Clear aligners are a simple, acclaimed way to get that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted – and the confidence that comes with it. Feel like you may be a good candidate for Invisalign and want to discover more about this amazing treatment? Contact Implant & Comprehensive Dentistry today to book your initial consultation.