If you’re wary of using bulky metal brackets to straighten your teeth, Invisalign® may be the orthodontic option you’ve been looking for. At her practice in Boca Raton, Florida, Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, offers patients this revolutionary orthodontic treatment system that uses clear, removable aligners to improve smiles. With Invisalign, nobody will even notice you’re wearing a dental appliance, allowing you to smile with confidence throughout treatment. To find out more, come in for a consultation. Just call the office or book a visit online today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear, thermoplastic aligners. These retainer-like devices are custom made to fit over your teeth and apply a controlled force that creates tooth movement.
The aligners you wear are clear and removable. This means treatment is discreet and convenient for practicing good oral hygiene. You can take out your aligners to eat and brush your teeth, so there’s no need to worry about getting food stuck inside bulky metal brackets.
Invisalign was invented specifically for those looking for discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment. Since its creation in 2000, Invisalign has helped over six million men, women, and teens achieve straighter and healthier smiles worldwide.
When you start Invisalign treatment, Dr. Kunstmann creates a detailed plan that outlines how your teeth will shift into alignment. You then receive your first set of removable, clear aligners, which you must wear at least 22 hours per day to ensure optimal results.
Every two to three weeks, you’ll receive a new set of slightly adjusted aligners that will help continue the movement of your teeth.
Each new set of aligners is tighter and more form-fitting than the set worn you wore before. Over the course of treatment, the tightness of aligners will create gradual and effective teeth movement.
The benefits of Invisalign go beyond simply improving the way your smile looks. Straightening your teeth is advantageous to your oral health, too. Straight teeth that are properly spaced are much easier to keep clean than teeth that are overlapped, crowded, and crooked.
Straightening your smile with Invisalign is also more discreet than traditional orthodontic techniques, such as metal braces.
Since the aligners are transparent, they don’t draw unwanted attention to your smile during treatment. You can smile with confidence in photos and social settings throughout treatment.
The length of your treatment plan with Invisalign varies depending on the positioning and alignment of your teeth. If you only have minor orthodontic problems, you may need to wear Invisalign aligners for less than a year, or even a few months. If you have more pronounced orthodontic problems, you might need a year or more of treatment.
On average, treatment with Invisalign takes about 12 months. Overall, however, Invisalign treatment is typically faster than conventional orthodontics.
To schedule a consultation and find out if Invisalign is right for you, call the office or use the online booking tool today.