If you’d love to straighten your smile without spending a year or more in metal braces, Invisalign® might be a great solution. Shari A. Witkoff, DMD, has extensive experience with Invisalign orthodontics and offers this as one of the many cosmetic enhancements available at her office in Coral Gables, Florida. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online today.
Invisalign orthodontics is a tray-based teeth alignment system and an alternative to traditional metal braces. While there are now several tray-based systems to choose from, Invisalign offers an unparalleled history of efficacy, safety, and comfort.
Many people choose Invisalign for the ability to correct their smile without a gleaming metallic grin. Once your aligners are in place, they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. You can conduct business meetings, enjoy social events, and interact with friends and family without feeling embarrassed about having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires.
Many people are surprised to learn that Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment issues as traditional braces. Some of the common alignment problems Invisalign can treat include:
There are cases when metal braces offer a better solution. Because metal braces are affixed to the surface of your teeth, they can create and sustain certain types of force that Invisalign cannot match. You’ll learn if Invisalign is right for you during your initial consultation.
The planning process is the first step, complete with a thorough dental exam. Advanced intraoral scanning gathers digital imaging that guides the Invisalign treatment process.
The proprietary software uses that data to create your customized treatment plan. When your first sets of aligners are ready, you return to the office to have Dr. Witkoff show you how to place and remove your trays.
You wear your Invisalign trays around the clock, removing them only while eating and drinking and during dental hygiene routines. Every couple of weeks, it’s time to change to the next set of aligners, which continues creating the pressure needed to shift your teeth into optimal positioning.
A degree of soreness is normal for a day or two after switching to new aligners and is similar to the sensation of having a wire replaced in metal braces. Periodic office visits allow Dr. Witkoff to monitor your treatment progress and make adjustments if needed.
When you want to learn more about Invisalign, call the office of Shari A. Witkoff to schedule a visit or request one online today.