Coral Way Dentist - Invisalign - Orthodontics
The benefits of improving tooth alignment go beyond enhancing the aesthetic quality of your smile. Correcting bite alignment can also improve the efficiency of the dentition as well as the overall health of the smile, making it easier for patients to maintain effective oral hygiene at-home. However, the idea of having to wear metal braces may put many adults off from pursuing orthodontic treatment. For patient convenience and comfort, ONE Dental Centre recommends Invisalign® as an effective, discreet alternative to traditional braces for our Brickell, Coral Gables, Coral Way, and Miami patients.
What is Invisalign®?
Unlike traditional braces that rely on metal brackets and wires to move teeth, Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligning trays to reposition the teeth.
The entire process of correcting teeth with Invisalign® is designed with patient convenience and comfort in mind. Beginning with the initial evaluation, intraoral cameras are used to determine candidacy for Invisalign® treatment. A digital impression is then taken and sent to the Invisalign® lab, where the first sets of aligning trays are created and sent back to our Miami dental practice. Patients then return to our practice to ensure proper aligning tray fit and will take home the initial sets of aligners.
As patients receive several aligning trays at a time, trays are changed at home with visits to our Miami dental office occurring every 12-14 weeks, depending on the nature of their unique treatment plan.
Following the completion of their Invisalign® treatment plan, patients receive retainers for nightly use, protecting the new alignment of their smile.
The Advantages of Invisalign®
In addition to convenience, Invisalign® offers a number of benefits for patients. Since these trays are custom-made to precisely fit your teeth, patients experience little to no discomfort whilst undergoing treatment. While it is recommended that patients wear their aligning trays for at least 22 hours per day, many find this treatment to be so comfortable and easy to acclimate to that individuals often forget that they are wearing the trays.
Another important benefit of Invisalign® is the ease of aligner removal. Patients are able to easily take out and clean their Invisalign® trays, ensuring continuous oral hygiene throughout treatment. Additionally, it is recommended that patients take out their trays prior to eating or drinking, brushing and flossing before replacing the trays.
Perhaps the best known advantage of Invisalign® is the virtually invisible nature of the aligning trays. With Invisalign®, patients are able to discreetly correct the position of their teeth without the distraction of metal brackets or wires, ensuring a professional appearance throughout treatment.
Am I A Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an excellent treatment option for individuals suffering from orthodontic relapse as well as adults pursing orthodontic therapy for the first time. While highly effective, the best results are dependent on patient participation. As a result, Invisalign® is often recommended for adult patients that are able to commit to the rigorous treatment requirements.
Contact our Miami Dentists Today
At ONE Dental Centre, our collaborative approach to dental excellence ensures that all patients receive comprehensive, personalized treatment plans for their smiles. For more information on how Invisalign® can improve the overall health, function, and aesthetics of your dentition, contact our Miami dentists today!