People in Naples, Florida, straighten their teeth for a variety of reasons. However, the most important reason for us may not be the most important reason for you. As dental professionals, we feel that an improperly functioning bite is the most concerning reason to straighten teeth.
On the other hand, many people choose to straighten their teeth for appearance or self-esteem. Straight smiles can increase confidence and can even help some people succeed in life. The appearance of your teeth is entirely up to you. If you like your smile and it functions properly, then there’s no need to change it. But, if you would like a change, visit Dr. James Massa at Massa Dental Center.
Invisalign Vs. Braces
Unlike braces that use metal bands and wires to straighten teeth, Invisalign uses clear acrylic trays. Our patients use the trays for two weeks at a time so the aligners gently move teeth slowly into a straight line. This process continues until your teeth are in their desired position.
Our patients generally prefer Invisalign over traditional braces due to their many advantages. The biggest factors our patients consider are aesthetic appeal and the low impact on daily life. Even close up, Invisalign is practically invisible. It also allows you to eat, brush, and live normally. Without tightening sessions or wires, our patients also experience less discomfort. Furthermore, they can eat whatever they want while retaining the ability to cleaning their teeth better.
How Invisalign Straightens Your Teeth
Here at Massa Dental Center, we believe in holistic care. The first step in your Invisalign process is getting a full dental examination and analysis of your bite. Using 3D images and scans, your cosmetic dentist will set up a plan for you. During this visit, you will see the projections of your new smile.
When we collect your oral information, we send it on to Align Technology, the company that provides Invisalign. After Align Technology creates your acrylic aligner trays, you will meet with your cosmetic dentist again for care instructions. For about 20 hours each day, our patients wear their aligner trays. After two weeks, the painless pressure on your teeth will complete their movement. Then, your cosmetic dentist will replace your trays and monitor your progress until your teeth are in place.
Your Cosmetic Dentist in Naples
If you want straighter teeth, visit Massa Dental Center in Naples, Florida. Give Dr. Massa a call at (239) 597-7333 or schedule an appointment online.