If you have spaces between your teeth or a misaligned jaw, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® can transform your smile and improve your oral health. At Boca Mission Bay Dentistry in Boca Raton, Florida, cosmetic dentist Dennis Sierra, DMD, uses Invisalign aligners to assist both teenagers and adults. To learn more about this advanced treatment, schedule an appointment. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment technique that uses a series of custom-crafted aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Unlike traditional braces, there are no brackets, rubber bands, or wires. Instead, Invisalign uses an FDA-approved plastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is incredibly durable and free of all allergens, making it ideal for pregnant women and people with sensitivities.
At Boca Mission Bay Dentistry, Dr. Sierra usually recommends Invisalign treatment to address mild or moderate orthodontic issues. Some common problems that Invisalign corrects include:
You might also benefit from Invisalign if you have noticeable gaps or spaces between your teeth. Invisalign treatment can close these areas, restoring your smile to a healthy, functional condition.
Invisalign treatment begins with an in-office consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Sierra conducts an oral exam, asks about your goals for treatment, and reviews your oral health history.
After gathering this information, he takes a series of digital impressions. Your impressions upload to a special software program that allows Dr. Sierra to develop a custom treatment plan, mapping out the step-by-step movements of your teeth.
Once Dr. Sierra approves your care plan, he sends your digital impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your first set of aligners. Throughout treatment, you wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day. Every two to three weeks, you return to Boca Mission Bay Dentistry and change into a new set of aligners.
Over time, the aligners transform your smile, improving your oral health, confidence, and self-esteem.
The length of Invisalign treatment varies, depending on the severity of your orthodontic problems and your goals. Most patients achieve their desired results in 12-18 months. Afterward, you wear a retainer. The retainer ensures a straight, healthy smile, and prevents your teeth from shifting.
To get the most from treatment, it’s important to clean your Invisalign aligners regularly. Dr. Sierra recommends you rinse them in cool tap water two to three times every day.
At night before going to bed, gently clean them with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush. For more thorough cleanings, ask Dr. Sierra about the Invisalign Cleaning System.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, Invisalign may be able to help. Schedule an appointment at Boca Mission Bay Dentistry today. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online.