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Invisalign: A Terrific Alternative to Conventional Braces

November 29, 2013

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 1:48 am

Orthodontics is a facet of dentistry designed to correct dental as well as skeletal problems. One way to correct some of these tooth related problems is Invisalign™. Invisalign™ is nearly invisible so it has become a popular way to correct dental related issues. Serving as a great alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign™ can manage:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Cross bite
  • Overbite/Over jet
  • Under bite

Invisalign™ consists of liners that are specifically designed to fit over the teeth.  The dentist makes the trays custom for each individual patient. These aligner trays are made from smooth, comfortable, and nearly invisible plastic and are worn over the teeth.  Since every dental problem is different each needs to be treated differently.  These trays shift teeth in a specific and gentle manner based on the specified movements your dentist has determined will correct the teeth.  As opposed to traditional braces, with Invisalign there are no metal brackets and no tightening appointments are needed.  Each aligner is generally worn for two weeks, day and night, constantly working on straightening your teeth and improving your smile.  The aligners are designed to be changed as the teeth shift in position and eventually attain the goal.  The results can be amazing.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

There are other options available to straighten your teeth, but none of those methods obtain the level of comfort, convenience, and aesthetics that you can expect to find with Invisalign™.   There are many advantages of Invisalign™ over traditional metal braces.  When wearing Invisalign™ aligners you simply remove the tray to eat.  There is no worry of getting food stuck in your braces.  Invisalign can also be removed at will.  This can offer significant benefits with the daily oral hygiene since there are no obstructions to cleaning.  This is important because teeth covered in metal braces are more prone to decay, much of which is undetectable until the braces come off.  Often teeth have a mottled appearance when braces are finally removed.  The sharp edges of traditional braces also can irritate the gums, tongue, and cheeks.  Invisalign™ is smooth and avoids these problems.  Adjustments with Invisalign™ are less frequent and do not include painful tightening.

Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry is a general and cosmetic dentist located in Ponte Vedra Florida. PVCD features caring, trained and skilled doctors who will work hand-in-hand with you to create a treatment plan that protects and restores your teeth and bite to their ultimate health and beauty, and a staff ready to address your every need. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, feel free to call us at (904) 285-7711 or contact us online.

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