If you are considering orthodontic treatment and are feeling apprehensive about the way it will look, don't worry! There are other options available - such as Invisalign.

Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that utilizes clear, removable aligners custom-made for each patient to adjust their teeth. They are made from flexible plastic, causing them to be more comfortable. clear nature makes them virtually invisible. As a result, you will not only have the benefit of improved teeth but an improved outlook on treatment with less self-consciousness.

Invisalign Can Treat:

Fortunately, Invisalign treats all of the same issues that traditional braces can treat. These include:

  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Overbites
  • Underbites

How Does Invisalign Treatment work?

To begin your Invisalign treatment, your Orlando orthodontist specialist will take molds of your mouth to create a series of custom-fitted aligners using Invisalign's advanced technology. Each set will be worn for approximately two weeks before moving to the next set. Aligners are to be worn at all times, with the exception being when you are eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Each set of aligners will work to gradually move your teeth to their goal location. A typical Invisalign treatment consists of 18 to 30 aligners, over a 6-15 month span. Expect to visit your Orlando or Winter Park, FL office every 8-10 weeks.

Bonus Benefits of Invisalign

Past the benefit of not having metallic wires or brackets crowding your mouth, there are other bonus benefits to choosing Invisalign. Invisalign is completely removable, so you are allowed to eat and drink whatever your heart desires. Biting into an apple or some juicy corn-on-the-cob does not have to be a habit you trade-in temporarily for straighter teeth - Invisalign makes it so you can still enjoy your favorite foods! You also don't have to be nervous that you will have discoloration where your braces are or miss any hard to get to places while brushing and flossing. Removing the aligners makes oral hygiene as simple as it ever was. Maybe you have a special school dance or family photo coming up and would feel more comfortable without braces in your photo - this is another great opportunity to quickly remove your aligners for the occasion and put them back in with no detriment to your treatment plan.

Invisalign Teen vs. Traditional Invisalign

Invisalign is meant for adults and teenagers. However, there are a few key differences between traditional Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. What sets Invisalign Teen apart are the following:

  • Aligners for teens have a "Blue Dot Indicator." This shows how long each set of aligners has been worn, giving all parties involved a more accurate timeline to follow.
  • Invisalign Teen comes with six free replacement aligners, just in case they get misplaced or broken.
  • Invisalign Teen is designed to accommodate mouths that are still growing.

Start The Journey Towards A Straighter Smile Today!

Invisalign is a great form of orthodontic treatment if you are ready for the smile you've always wanted, but aren't comfortable with traditional braces treatment options. Dr. Dann Orthodontics would love to assist in your Invisalign or Invisalign Teen journey in either our Orlando or Winter Park Office. Request an appointment to get started! You'll be glad you did!