What You Need to Know About Invisalign® Clear Aligners Explained by the Davie Area Top Dentist
If you want to make your less than perfect smile “perfect” without wearing traditional metal braces consult with a dentist near Davie who can offer clear braces to align your teeth. If you are an adult (or teen) and your smile can benefit from straightening but you don’t want the inconvenience or appearance of metal braces, there is a clear plastic option called Invisalign® that may be the perfect solution for you.
Weston dentist Stephen J. Pyle DDS offers Invisalign® clear aligners because his busy adult patients prefer the convenience, appearance and ease of use over traditional metal braces. Clear braces offer a number of advantages over metal braces including:
- Clear braces are just as effective in straightening teeth as metal braces.
- Because the aligners are made of clear, custom fitted plastic, most people will not notice that the patient is wearing braces.
- Clear aligners can be easily removed when eating or brushing teeth eliminating the restriction on certain types of foods metal braces require and allowing for easier brushing and flossing.
- By their very nature, metal braces can be abrasive and irritate the inside of cheeks and lips. By comparison plastic braces are non-abrasive and more comfortable to wear.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
The process starts much the same way a metal braces assessment does with an examination of your teeth. Invisalign® can correct many problems but not all and you will need a qualified dentist like Dr. Pyle to determine if you are a candidate for clear braces.
If you are, an impression will be taken along with a digital x-ray and sent to Invisalign. The company will create a 3D image that allows Dr. Pyle to map out a specific plan for creating the perfect bite and smile. From that map he can create a series of aligners that will gently move the teeth over time. Typically you will use a new aligner every two weeks depending on your progress. This also keeps you engaged as you can actually follow how the therapy is working rather than just showing up at the orthodontist’s office and having some wires tightened.
If you have questions about clear aligners or Invisalign specifically, call our dental office located conveniently near Davie today and speak to our friendly staff!