Invisalign is a set of clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth. These aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will slowly shift into place. Our dentist in Tampa is trained to offer orthodontic care using a series of clear, removable aligners called Invisalign®. This system of orthodontic treatment allows patients to straighten their teeth without the uncomfortable metal brackets and wires associated with traditional braces.
Our dentist in Tampa can fit you for a custom set of aligners that are made to fit your mouth. You can remove the aligners to eat and brush your teeth as usual. Once you’ve worn each set for about two weeks, you’ll move on to the next set in the series until your treatment is complete. Each aligner is designed to slowly move your teeth into the desired position before switching to the next one in your series. Some treatments can be completed as quickly as six months!
During your initial appointment with the dentist, we will perform an oral examination to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®. If you are, we will take impressions of your teeth and create 3D images of your smile using our advanced digital X-rays. These images will be used to create your personalized treatment plan so you can see how your teeth are expected to look when your treatment is finished. Once your plan has been created, we will show you a preview of what your new smile will look like using advanced software by Align Technology. Once you and the dentist are satisfied with the results, your customized aligners will be fabricated, and you can begin wearing them. You will need to change your aligners every two weeks as you progress through your treatment. As you wear each aligner, it will gradually shift your teeth into place until the final position is reached. Once you’re done wearing your last aligner, you’ll have the boost in confidence that comes from having a beautiful new smile!
Traditional braces require wires and brackets, which can be difficult to take care of. Invisalign aligners are removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Unlike traditional braces that use metal wires and brackets to move teeth into their correct positions, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays called aligners that are custom-fit to your smile. Aligners are easily removed for eating and daily oral care. Plus, there are no painful adjustments needed with Invisalign treatment; you simply switch to the next set of aligners in your treatment plan as your teeth shift into place.
Another benefit of choosing Invisalign is that it doesn’t interfere with your lifestyle. You can continue participating in your favorite sports and hobbies without interference from your appliances. You can even remove them for special occasions like prom or a wedding.
To learn more about Invisalign, visit the ZM Dental office at 14502 N Dale Mabry Hwy #102, Tampa, FL 33618. You can also reach us at (813) 513-5045 and schedule an online appointment.
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