Cosmetic Orthodontics

Invisalign in Plantation

Cosmetic orthodontics is used to straighten misaligned teeth and give you a beautiful smile. Dr. Andalib is a provider for **Invisalign® and can evaluate if this is the ideal option for you. Invisalign uses clear trays called aligners instead of braces to move your teeth. This is a great option for teens and adults.

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

Perhaps, the most obvious distinction between Invisalign trays and traditional braces is that one appliance is removable while the other is not. Your clear aligners are also less noticeable, so no one would even know you were undergoing an orthodontic treatment!

Results from an Invisalign treatment may be faster than getting normal braces, and it also requires fewer follow-ups with the dentist. Since your teeth move more gradually when you’re wearing your clear aligners, it may also result in less discomfort.

Treatable Cases

Invisalign trays can treat mild to moderate cases of teeth misalignment. This solution is not recommended for individuals with severe malocclusion. The following orthodontic concerns are mostly corrected during an Invisalign treatment.

Overbite and Underbite

An overbite occurs when the top teeth overlap the bottoms ones, and an underbite is the opposite. These happen when your jaws are not aligned properly. Typically, overbites that do not extend more than 2 millimeters are considered normal.

Crowded Teeth

When there isn’t enough room in your mouth for all your teeth to fit properly, you can get what’s called crowded teeth. People get this when their jaws are too small, or their teeth are too large. Crowded teeth grow in your mouth overlapped, twisted, and crooked and can make cleaning more difficult.

Gapped Teeth

Gaps are extra spaces between two or more of your teeth. Although they’re not too harmful to individuals, they can make a person feel self-conscious. Fortunately, Invisalign trays can fix gaps in your teeth and give you an even-looking smile.

Open Bite

Open bites are mainly described as a “vertical gap.” The top and bottom teeth don’t overlap and touch properly, resulting in a space between your upper and lower sets of teeth when you close your mouth. This type of malocclusion only affects a small percentage of the population.

Benefits of Invisalign

More people are choosing to straighten their teeth with Invisalign trays because of the many benefits that come with them. During this discreet orthodontic treatment, patients can take advantage of the following perks.

No Strict Dietary Restrictions

Traditional metal braces require patients to avoid chewy or crunchy foods, which can either get stuck in or damage them. Since Invisalign trays are completely removable, you don’t have to worry about limiting your favorite chips or gummies. Just make sure to thoroughly brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in!

It’s Discreet

The beauty of an Invisalign treatment is that the trays are nearly invisible. Many people worry about the embarrassment of smiling with metal braces, but clear aligners aren’t as obvious.

It’s Comfortable

If the thought of having metal in your mouth for the next two years makes you shudder, an Invisalign treatment might be an ideal solution for you. The aligners are made of a comfortable plastic that gradually moves your teeth, unlike braces.

It’s Easier to Keep Clean

There’s no easy way to keep the brackets and wires in your braces clean, but Invisalign trays are much simpler since they’re removable. Rinsing them often, soaking them nightly, and using the right materials to brush them will do the trick in keeping your aligners spotless.

Getting the Most from Your Invisalign Treatment

To get the most out of your Invisalign treatment, you should follow all instructions your dentist gives you. That means everything from how to clean them to when to remove them. For the best and quickest results, you should be wearing your Invisalign trays for at least 22 hours a day. Properly caring for them can also prevent them from getting damaged and delaying your treatment.

Here are some of the best ways to properly care for your Invisalign trays.

  • Remove your trays before eating
  • Brush your teeth every time you take your aligners out
  • Rinse your aligners before putting them back in

Are You Interested in Learning More About Cosmetic Orthodontics in Plantation, FL?

The team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Plantation is happy to help our patients get the smile of their dreams with an Invisalign treatment! If you’re wondering if this is the best orthodontic solution for you, feel free to give us a call to schedule a consultation.

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