What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to gradually move teeth into a new position. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers a nearly invisible treatment free of sharp wires and brackets. Patients also have the liberty to remove their aligners to brush their teeth or eat anything they want. Most patients prefer Invisalign to traditional orthodontics for their flexibility and enhanced comfort. Patients wear a set of aligners for two weeks at a time before moving onto a new set. After six months to 2 years, they will accomplish their desired straight teeth.
Problems Invisalign Can Address
Invisalign can help most patients straighten their teeth. Generally, it can treat mild to moderate cases and address problems including:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Misaligned teeth
Benefits of Invisalign
There are countless benefits you can experience when you choose Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth. You can look forward to the following benefits.
Comfort – Since Invisalign doesn’t use wires or brackets, patients find them incredibly comfortable to wear. You won’t experience cuts or sores in your mouth like you would with braces or debilitating pain following a tightening appointment. You may only feel slight discomfort when moving from one set of aligners to the next.
Discreet – If you don’t want to wear a mouth of metal, Invisalign is perfect. The clear aligners are nearly invisible so nobody will even know you’re wearing them. You can keep your orthodontic treatment a secret until your teeth magically look perfect! Invisalign’s discreetness makes this the perfect treatment for teens and adults who want to maintain optimal confidence throughout their treatment.
Less Time at the Dentist – Since your dentist doesn’t have to tighten wires or change out bands, your visits with us are quick. Every six weeks, you will visit us for a quick evaluation to ensure your treatment is moving along correctly.
Fast Results – Since you switch your aligners every two weeks, your teeth move much faster than with traditional braces where you get wires tightened every six weeks. This allows you to complete your treatment much faster.
Convenient – Eating and brushing and flossing your teeth with Invisalign is a breeze. Simply remove your aligners and eat whatever you want. You never have to worry about brushing around brackets or flossing in-between wires.
How Does It Work?
Invisalign is an easy procedure to complete. To start, you will have a consultation with Dr. Massa or Dr. Cocris for Invisalign at our Naples dental office. They will evaluate if you’re a good candidate for the treatment or not. If you are, they will take digital x-rays and digital impressions of your teeth to send off to the dental lab. Using advanced technology, he will show you every position your teeth will move into throughout your treatment.
Once your aligners arrive, you will wear each set for 22 hours per day, only to remove them for eating, brushing and drinking non-water drinks. Every two weeks, you will move onto the next set of aligners. About every six weeks, you will visit us for a check-up so we can make sure you’re showing the right amount of progress in your treatment. Most patients complete their treatment in as little as six months. Afterward, you need to wear a retainer when you sleep at night to keep your teeth in place for the rest of your life.
Invisalign is an easy treatment. As long as you’re responsible enough to wear your aligners for the correct amount of time, it’s the perfect orthodontic treatment. If you’re ready to straighten your smile, please contact Massa Dental Center to get started. You can book an appointment online or by giving us a call at (239) 597-7333.