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Orthodontics are a fact of life for many people. Many children receive orthodontic therapy, but adults are also realizing the benefit of improving their smile and seeking treatment for misaligned teeth.
Appearance is usually the number one reason people seek orthodontic treatment; however, other dental problems can be relieved by straightening the teeth, including:
Conventional braces have been an effective solution for orthodontia for many years, but they can be uncomfortable and not very attractive, especially for adults with malocclusion. Invisalign can be a more aesthetic and comfortable solution for many patients needing orthodontic treatment. In fact, more than 3 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign.
1. Appearance – Invisalign Clear Aligners Look Better
Metal braces can cause the appearance of the mouth to be unattractive, as though it is filled with awkward chunks of unsightly metal. They are noticeable, especially on an adult, and can get food caught in them without the wearer even being aware of it. Invisalign® clear braces are barely noticeable. They look very much as though the person wearing them is not wearing braces at all. They are decidedly more attractive than metal braces.
2. Comfort – Clear Braces Can Be Removed When Necessary
Once the Florida Smiles orthodontic specialist attaches metal braces to someone’s teeth, the braces must remain in place until they are professionally removed. Invisalign® clear braces are removable. If, for any reason, the wearer of Invisalign teeth aligners wishes to remove them for brief periods of time (to eat or drink), he or she may easily do so.
3. Safety – Invisalign Clear Orthodontics Reduce Damage to Teeth and Gums
Conventional metal braces contain wire and protruding bits of metal that can puncture and scratch the insides of the mouth and gums. Invisalign is smooth and comfortable. They do not include any sharp or protruding edges or bits. Conventional metal braces can affect demineralization and decaying teeth. They use a great deal of force to straighten the teeth. These problems do not exist with Invisalign. Overall, these clear braces reduce the damage normally caused by wearing traditional metal braces, including gum disease and cavities.
4. Duration of Treatment – Invisalign® Clear Braces Straighten Teeth Faster
Someone who wears metal braces might expect the treatment to take as long as 5 years. Invisalign can take from only one year, to a year and a half to work its magic and straighten your teeth.
5. Knowing What to Expect – There are No Surprises With Invisalign
In considering Invisalign, dental patients undergo treatment planning that is fully computerized. Therefore, they know exactly what to expect and how long they will need the braces before they begin wearing them. Metal braces can be a trial-and-error situation that gives no clear idea of what is to come.
Through the use of patented thermoplastic design, Invisalign aligners move your teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force. The main difference is that Invisalign® not only controls the force, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by your dentist as he or she maps out your unique Invisalign® treatment plan.
Anyone considering Invisalign should book a consultation at Florida Smiles Dental in Ft. Lauderdale or Lighthouse Point to determine if he or she is a good candidate to wear them.
Dr. Donald Fox, Orthodontist/ Board Certified, will discuss all options with you for your orthodontic treatment. If you and Dr. Fox determine that Invisalign is the correct and preferred treatment, Dr. Fox will set up a customized treatment plan especially for you and your needs.
Contact Florida Smiles Dental in Ft. Lauderdale at (954) 943-2466 or Lighthouse Point at (954) 943-2466 to see whether you are a candidate for Invisalign® braces.