Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign® Braces in Lakewood Ranch

Dental misalignment issues can negatively impact your confidence and lead to significant oral health issues. If you're looking for an effective and discreet way to straighten your smile, our Invisalign clear aligners may be the perfect option for you. At Lakewood Ranch Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we're proud to provide our patients with Invisalign treatment, and we look forward to doing the same for you.

Whether you've visited our office before or this would be your first time, you can expect our team to treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve. Dr. Michelle 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. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and find out how our Lakewood Ranch Invisalign clear braces can benefit you!


The Invisalign Process

Invisalign is a cutting-edge and effective orthodontic solution that addresses mild to moderate misalignment issues. During your initial visit, Dr. Scala will sit down with you to determine if you're an ideal candidate for Invisalign clear braces. However, the severity of your alignment issues will determine whether clear braces suit your specific needs.

The treatment consists of a series of clear aligners that straighten your smile over time. Invisalign does away with wires and brackets, which simplifies treatment overall. One of the most appealing aspects of Invisalign is its transparent appearance, which helps you to wear them in public spaces without feeling self-conscious.

Setting You Up for Invisalign Success

At Lakewood Ranch Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we prioritize patient education because it's crucial for your treatment's success. For instance, we'll talk to you about how poor oral hygiene habits can reduce the effectiveness of Invisalign treatments and may result in you not seeing the results you want. We'll also explain the treatment guidelines and ensure you're comfortable with requirements, like wearing your trays for at least 22 hours daily. By being up-front with you about your treatments at your consultation, we'll ensure you're getting the orthodontic care you feel confident and comfortable about.

Addressing Dental Misalignment with Invisalign

Invisalign corrects many of the same dental problems as traditional braces, including minor to moderate misalignment issues. However, one of the primary differences is that Invisalign trays are transparent and removable. Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign:

Overcrowding: This dental problem occurs when there isn't enough space for your teeth to align normally. Without orthodontic treatment, overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.

Gaps Between Teeth: This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw has grown abnormally.

Crossbites: This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. If left untreated, crossbites can lead to uneven wear, bone erosion, and gum disease.

Overbites: This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur with overbites.

Underbites: This is the inverse of an overbite, meaning the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Like overbites, underbites can lead to jaw pain and TMJ.

Invisalign FAQs

Our dental team is here to answer any questions you may have about Invisalign. Whether you'd like to know how to care for them at home or if any foods or beverages can stain them, our team is here for you. Some of the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign include:

How do I properly care for my Invisalign aligners?

It's important that you care for your aligners daily to ensure their effectiveness. We recommend cleaning your clear aligners with water and toothpaste, using a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush them inside and out.

Yes. We regularly treat patients with Invisalign who have had traditional braces in the past but their teeth have shifted.

No. Consuming darkly colored food or drinks like coffee and tomato sauce while wearing your clear aligners can quickly stain them.

Although our practice stresses the importance of keeping track of your aligners, mistakes can happen. If you misplace an aligner, you should use your previous aligner as a placeholder and contact us to find out if you need a replacement.

Lakewood Ranch Invisible Braces for You

At Lakewood Ranch Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we're privileged to provide quality Invisalign clear aligners. Our dental team leverages years of experience to make your overall experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We're excited to help you get the straight and beautiful smile of your dreams. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and get the Lakewood Invisalign clear aligners you need!


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