Invisible Braces in West Bradenton, FL
Do you want straighter teeth without the hassle of traditional braces? Invisalign® may be the ideal treatment for you.
Invisalign is a world-renowned orthodontic treatment system that can give you straight teeth without the discomfort and appearance of metal braces. Invisalign uses customized plastic trays called aligners to align teeth gently. From crooked teeth to misaligned bites, Invisalign can correct most problems traditional braces can.
Palms Dental offers Invisalign treatment to fix malocclusions. Patients of all ages can wear Invisalign and reap its health and cosmetic benefits.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Custom-made for your teeth, Invisalign works in a sequence of clear aligner trays made of multi-layer SmartTrack material. A patient changes to the next set every two weeks to ensure your teeth gradually move into the desired position.
For optimal results, your dentist recommends wearing your removable aligners 20-22 hours each day. The average treatment is between 12 to 15 months, but this can vary based on the patient. As with any treatment at Palms Dental, we will inform you of your progress to ensure the best outcome.
Who Can Invisalign Help?
Patients with mild bite problems can benefit from invisible braces. Invisalign can correct:
- Crooked teeth
- Unusual spacing
- Open bite
To determine if you're a candidate for invisible braces, Dr. Stock performs an oral exam and takes digital x-rays. He then digitally scans your mouth and sends your case information to an Invisalign laboratory, where a specialist fabricates your clear aligners. Every 4-6 weeks, you receive your next sets and continue your treatment as directed by your dentist.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Invisible braces like Invisalign have several advantages:
- Because they are virtually invisible, most people will never know you’re wearing Invisalign. Their transparency is ideal for adults and professionals who want straight teeth without committing the treatment time and maintenance of metal braces.
- Invisalign requires fewer dental appointments. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t require any tightening or adjusting or metal brackets or wires. You simply switch to the next set of aligners in the treatment series.
- Invisalign aligners are removable, so they promote better oral hygiene and reduce plaque buildup. You also don’t have any dietary limitations with invisible aligners as you do with traditional braces.
- Invisalign is made from smooth, BPA-free plastic, so the aligners are more comfortable than metal braces.
Caring for Your Invisalign Smile
Practicing good oral hygiene is easy during your Invisalign treatment. Simply remove the aligners, and you can brush and floss as usual. Also, remember to brush and floss after every meal before placing the aligners back in your mouth. To keep your aligners clean and bacteria-free, remove them and either rinse with lukewarm water or use an Invisalign cleaning kit.
Heat can damage the aligners, so do not place them in contact with hot liquids or leave them in the sun. If your aligners break or warp from heat, please contact us immediately to order your replacement.
Customized Invisible Braces in Bradenton, FL
Are you concerned about crooked teeth? Dr. Stock is an Invisalign-certified dentist near Sarasota who can help you attain the smile you have always wanted. Contact us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation so you can find out if this treatment is right for you.