If you want an alternative to traditional metal braces, look no further than Invisalign aligners. Adults and teens can now realize a beautifully straight smile without the hassle of dealing with metal brackets and wires. At ZM Dental in Tampa, FL 33618, we are proud to offer Invisalign treatment for patients who want to improve the bite discretely and straighten their teeth.
What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Invisalign system comprises a series of transparent and practically invisible removable aligners. They can straighten your teeth, repair overbites and underbites and fill in gaps until you have achieved your desired look. The aligners are custom-made for your upper and lower jaw and must be adjusted throughout your treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
Since the clear plastic aligners utilized for Invisalign are virtually invisible, most people around you will be unable to notice them. In addition to discretion, Invisalign offers several other benefits, including:
- Removable aligners that enable you to eat, drink, and clean teeth with ease
- The thin, low-profile aligners are much more comfortable than wires and brackets that can irritate your mouth
- Minimum visits to the dental office since the aligners do not need to be adjusted like conventional wires and brackets
- Lower costs, based on your oral needs
- It is a faster treatment with optimal results
The Invisalign Process
During the initial consultation, Dr. Zineb Mediouni will examine your teeth, discuss your expectations for treatment, and help decide if Invisalign treatment is the ideal option to meet your goals. If you are a suitable candidate for the Invisalign system, a series of customized, clear aligners will be designed and fabricated utilizing a 3D model of your teeth. The total number of aligners will depend on your specific needs, and we will give instructions on the duration to wear each one before switching to the next aligner in the set.
What to Expect With Invisalign?
When beginning treatment, there will be a few adjustments to make. You may experience a slight lisp, but this usually goes away after a short time. There may be soreness or pressure indicating your treatment is working. Also, since your teeth will be shifting, your bite may feel a little weird at first.
Your Invisalign trays will have to be changed every two weeks throughout treatment. There will be slight variations based on the rate of teeth movement. However, this can be modified by the Invisalign providers by creating fewer movements per aligner. For best results, you must wear your aligners for twenty to twenty-two hours a day throughout the entire treatment. At every phase, you will be able to observe the changes bringing you closer to the confident smile you want.
To learn more about our Invisalign treatments, visit the ZM Dental office at 14502 N Dale Mabry Hwy #102, Tampa, FL 33618. You can also reach Dentist in Tampa, FL at (813) 513-5045 and schedule an online appointment.