Do you want straighter, healthier teeth without the visual impact of braces? Chances are, you’ve heard about Invisalign—the system that has revolutionized the world of orthodontics. At Parkwood Dental in East Bradenton, FL, and West Bradenton, FL, we encourage you to set up a free Invisalign consultation. This quick, complimentary appointment is a great opportunity to meet us and learn more about how clear aligners can benefit your smile.
How Long Does an Invisalign Consultation Take?
Usually, less than one hour! During your Invisalign consultation, we will go through the initial steps of examining your teeth and creating a treatment plan. This involves doing an x-ray to make sure you have healthy roots, taking some photographs, and doing a 3D digital scan. Most people are happy to learn that none of these steps involves the messy goop that is sometimes used to take impressions. Once you decide to go forward with the treatment, you will come back after 3-4 weeks to receive your aligners.
All About Invisalign
For decades, people didn’t think it was possible to achieve straight, healthy teeth without metal hardware. The Invisalign system changed all that. Here is some information on how it works and why over 9 million people have benefited from it.
How Does Invisalign Work?
This system uses clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into position. We start by getting impressions of your starting condition. Then, we determine what the ideal position of each tooth should be, both aesthetically and for your dental health. Lastly, we create a series of clear aligners that you wear over your teeth. These exert a gentle pressure that slowly encourages them to move.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
It depends on the severity of your condition and on your desired results. In rare cases, achieving maximum results can take up to 24 months, but most of our patients are done in less than 6!
What Can I Expect From the Treatment?
With the Invisalign system, you only need to come into our office a few times throughout your treatment. After your Invisalign consultation, you will receive a box with 9 sets of aligners. They can be switched out at home, so when your teeth have moved into the position indicated by the first set, you will change it for the second. After you have gone through your first 9 sets, you will come back so that we can do a quick check of your progress and give you the next box.
Why Do So Many People Choose Invisalign?
With today’s advances in modern orthodontics, there are many options that can give you a great smile. The one you choose is a matter of personal preference and finding the solution that best fits your needs. Here are some reasons why many people choose Invisalign:
It Can Have an Incredible Impact On Your Appearance and Health
With any orthodontic treatment, the most important thing to consider is how effective it will be. Invisalign is extremely versatile and can correct most misalignment issues including:
- Gaps between teeth
The result is a straighter smile and better hygiene. Imagine being able to smile without thinking about whether or not people are looking at your teeth. Imagine a lifetime of cleaner teeth that are less prone to cavities because they are overlapping. When you choose Invisalign, you will get those benefits plus the advantage of being less susceptible to developing chronic conditions later in life.
Considerable Realignment Is Now Possible With Invisalign
In the past, Invisalign was reserved for mild cases. However, you shouldn’t rule Invisalign out just because your teeth need a lot of straightening. Advances in technology, including tooth-colored SmartForce attachments have made Invisalign an excellent choice for even more people.
It Doesn’t Require Metal Braces
The clear aligners used during this treatment fit over your teeth and can be taken in and out. When you smile, most people won’t even know you are wearing them. Plus, you won’t need a system of brackets and wires adhering one tooth to another.
Cleaning the Aligners Is Easy
Unlike braces, these aligners can be completely removed for both eating and cleaning. That has two advantages. First, you won’t get a lot of food stuck inside them. Second, you will be able to brush every part of them thoroughly and easily.
The Aligners Are Comfortable
Most patients find that these aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. Plus, they are great for people who do sports and other activities because they are unlikely to break. They can even be taken out when necessary.
Set Up Your Invisalign Consultation Today!
Within less than an hour, you will be on the road to getting your perfect smile! We would love to meet you and show you how the Invisalign system can move your teeth, step by step, from their current positions into straight, beautiful rows. We will also answer all your questions and help you go over your various options. Reach out to us at Parkwood Dental in East Bradenton, FL and West Bradenton, FL to set up your free consultation!