If you’re an adult who struggles with crooked or uneven teeth, you may think braces are your only option. Fortunately, our Davie, FL dentists, Drs. Bill and Eli Abbo, provide Invisalign therapy to fix cosmetic imperfections in just half the time compared to traditional appliances. These clear aligners are discreet and simple enough to carry on with your day-to-day life. Learn more about Invisalign by reading our guide below.
Invisalign is a revolutionary clear-aligner therapy designed to gradually straighten your teeth using a series of custom-made, transparent aligners. Many think traditional metal braces are the only way to correct crooked teeth. However, not only is Invisalign less of a hassle, but it can also fix your smile in just half the time. Best of all, you won’t have to give up your favorite foods.
Patients who are eligible for Invisalign can enjoy various benefits that braces can beat. Some of the advantages of these clear, custom aligners include:
Your Invisalign journey will begin with a consultation with Dr. Abbo. He’ll examine your oral health and take 3D scans of your teeth to send to a lab so that they can make your custom set of aligners. It’ll take a couple of weeks until your trays are ready. You’ll then return to our Davie, FL office once they’re delivered so that your dentist can ensure they fit over your teeth. Once your dentist reviews your plan, you’ll begin the process of straightening your smile.
Your teeth will begin gradually straightening as you wear your Invisalign aligners. You’ll be swapping your trays once every two weeks. It’s crucial to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day and only remove them to eat and clean them.
Invisalign is the perfect treatment for people looking to solve minor to moderate issues with misaligned teeth. It may be more beneficial to undergo traditional braces for those who suffer from more severe problems. To know whether or not you’re a candidate for Invisalign, schedule a visit with Dr. Abbo at our Davie, FL office so that we can create a treatment plan that works for you and your smile.
Invisalign won’t ruin your teeth’s health. In fact, by correcting your misalignment issues, the treatment can improve your smile and facial structure. Under the supervision of an experienced dentist, you’ll face even fewer risks. During your monthly visits, your dentist will conduct regular Invisalign checkups to ensure your treatment goes smoothly without any issues.
Depending on the severity of your alignment, Invisalign may slightly change your face’s shape while your teeth are straightening. This is mainly due to your bite’s alignment slowly coming into place. Sometimes, you may not even notice the changes in your face until you compare photos from before and after your treatment. Try taking progress photos throughout your treatment.
You’ll have to remove your aligners each time you want to eat or drink anything other than water. Eating while wearing Invisalign can damage or stain your aligner. If that happens, contact your dentist to get a replacement tray. Stained aligners still straighten your teeth, but they affect your smile’s appearance and make them look discolored.
Most dental insurance companies cover Invisalign therapy the same way they cover metal braces. Your insurance may pay a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment or a specific dollar amount. It’s recommended that you contact your provider to get a better understanding of your coverage. Be sure to ask your dentist if they also offer any financing options.