What Patients Need to Know About Invisalign Treatment in Miami, FL.

Invisalign consists of a series of computer generated clear aligning trays that fit over the upper and lower teeth. The aligners work in a series and are replaced every two weeks. Invisalign is most effective for treating minor to moderate tooth crowding and spacing problems, but with the improvements in Invisalign technology, aligner therapy can be used to treat many other types of bites.

What is Invisalign

Invisalign Treatment with a Dentist or an Orthodontist?

Dentists are able to treat patients with Invisalign, but it is always advisable to have a consultation with a board certified orthodontist before undertaking any type of tooth movement. If patients require other types of controlled tooth movement, an orthodontist is best trained and equipped to accomplish tooth movement. Many times orthodontists can use clear aligning trays like Invisalign to complete tooth movement after other appliances have been used.

Advantages of Invisalign:

  • HEALTH: It’s easier to clean your teeth and prevent cavities with Invisalign because the trays are removable. The great access for cleaning teeth makes it also possible to minimize gum inflammation.
  • COMFORT: The trays are usually more comfortable than traditional braces because there aren’t brackets and wires that can irritate the inside of the lips and cheeks.
  • APPEARANCE: Because they are clear, the trays are less noticeable than traditional bracket and wire braces.
  • FUNCTION: Because the trays are removed when eating, you can enjoy more foods. With traditional braces, patients need to avoid hard foods that can dislodge or break brackets and wires, and also avoid sticky foods that will adhere to brackets and wires and be difficult to clean away. Also, patients typically speak normally while wearing the aligners. This is not always the case when the soft tissue of the mouth is irritated by traditional brackets and wires.

Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist for Invisalign Treatment

If you are interested in Invisalign, it is wise to consult with a board certified orthodontist who has extensive experience with both Invisalign and traditional braces. Patients treated by an orthodontic specialist have an extra sense of security knowing that the Invisalign treatment recommended can predictably align teeth and provide for optimal oral health.

If you are interested in Invisalign treatment in Miami, we would like to offer you a free orthodontic consultation with our doctors. Please call our office at (305) 598-3384 and we would be more than happy to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.

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