At Lakewood Ranch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer clear braces to patients in need of orthodontic care. Straight teeth are beautiful and easier to maintain, but many avoid straightening their teeth for the inconvenience of clunky metal braces. Invisalign® clear aligners are the solution.
Why choose clear braces?
Invisalign retainers are removable, discreet, and effective. Patients can enjoy their favorite foods without worrying about cumbersome metal braces. Clear braces are nearly undetectable from a normal speaking distance. Patients can take photos and go on dates without revealing their in-progress orthodontic treatment.
Further, Invisalign works quickly. Patients can expect their treatment to be done in about 12 months, as opposed to an 18 month or two-year treatment period for traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is a great option for working professionals who would like to preserve a mature appearance. The metal appliances can rub against the soft tissues and cause sores and abrasions.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign treatments consists of a series of clear retainers, each designed to shift teeth over time. At first use, each aligner will be ill-fitting. In a few days, ,the device will fit comfortably after the teeth move into place. At this time, a new retainer will be on it’s way. With each new retainer, the teeth become straighter.
For some patients, they may need more pressure applied to the teeth than the aligners alone can provide. Small nubs can be attached to the teeth that give the aligners something extra to grip on and push against. These nubs are small, tooth-colored, and nearly invisible. Talk with Dr. Scala at your consultation to decide what method will work best for you.
Invisalign in Lakewood Ranch
Dr. Scala is a preferred provider of Invisalign. Our office has direct communication with the Invisalign manufacturing agency, and this ensures your clear braces are correctly designed to rapidly straighten your teeth.
To create your treatment plan, we must review collected data about your teeth. We first take x-rays, 3D molds, and photos of your current misalignment. Based on this information, Dr. Scala and the Invisalign team will decide which methods will work best on your teeth and give you an estimate of treatment time.
Call Us for an Invisalign Consultation Today!
For high quality orthodontic care, visit Dr. Scala at Lakewood Ranch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We pride ourselves on high patient satisfaction. The best part of our job is helping our patients smile. Contact us today and schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!