Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is a brand name for clear aligners that act as an alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. It is an amazing option for compliant patients. It creates beautiful smiles and corrects bite discrepancies by a series of clear trays. Depending on the complexity of the treatment will be the amount of trays the patient will receive. These trays are changed every 2 weeks by the patient and the dentist will require a follow up visit around four to six weeks.

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How our invisalign process works:

Most of the time there will be specific indications to the dentist from the company to place “attachments” or perform “IPR”. The “attachments”  are tooth color small buttons protruding from the outside of some teeth done with resin or composite material . These buttons help move teeth more effectively. “IPR” stands for inter-proximal reduction and interproximal means in between the teeth. This is done with a small file or a disk and it creates very small spaces in between highly crowded teeth to allow more space for alignment. The space needed varies depending on the patient’s need. It could be 0.10mm, 0.20, or even 0.50 mm.

Invisalign Treatment in Miami, FL

The beauty about invisalign is how comfortable and convenient they are. If the patient has a special event they have the option of not wearing them for those hours and still look great. They are smooth trays, which are more comfortable than conventional bracers. Keeping an ideal oral hygiene is much easier with invisalign than with bracers because you can take them off to eat and brush your teeth and floss without them. With conventional brackets sometimes the patient has to avoid certain type of food because they are either too sticky and will get stuck on the wire and it’s uncomfortable or they are hard and can make a bracket come off. With invisalign that is not a concern since you can take them off to eat. For those who play sports there won’t be a problem with hurting their lip or tongue because the trays are smooth. If the sport requires a mouthguard the invisalign tray can be removed and to place the mouthguard . Another benefit with invisalign, is the frequency of visits to the dental office. With conventional orthodontic treatment the patient needs to visit the dentist every month, whereas with invisalign it could be every four to six weeks. This last fact makes it more appealing for executives who travel out of the city often.

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