We’re all familiar with braces – metal fastened to teeth in our adolescent years to straighten our crooked permanent teeth. It was a source of ridicule that made growing up torture. But if you didn’t get braces as a kid, you now need to balance a desire for a corrected smile against the desire not to have visible metal braces. The American Association of Orthodontics indicates that approximately 25% of people wearing braces are adults, which means a lot of patients are currently being treated. But you don’t see them that often, so how? Clear braces known as Invisalign.
Invisalign is a series of treatments where customized, clear plastic aligners are worn for a specific period of time, slowly and slightly correcting the patient’s bite as the patient completes the specified time with each aligner. There are no brackets or wires, reducing all of the extra care that comes with traditional braces.
The aligners should be worn 20-22 hours each day. They can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth, but are generally worn while awake and asleep. Because the aligners are removed while you eat, you’re free to eat virtually anything you’d normally eat – there are no concerns about getting food stuck in the wires of traditional braces.
Nearly all bite issues can be corrected with Invisalign, though some dentists will recommend against Invisalign in certain cases where Invisalign may be significantly more costly and difficult than traditional orthodontic treatments. To determine if you’re an Invisalign candidate, schedule an appointment soon for a full evaluation.
If you would like more information about Invisalign, contact Dr. Rosenbuch at (561) 394-7888 or visit our website at www.cliverosenbuschdds.com.
Dr. Rosenbusch proudly serves Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Boynton, Ft. Lauderdale and all surrounding areas.
What is Invisalign® Orthodontics?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that allows you to more comfortably and discreetly straighten your teeth. If you have ever wanted a straighter, more attractive smile, Invisalign might be right for you. Dr. Clive Rosenbusch, your Invisalign-certified dentist in Boca Raton, FL, may recommend Invisalign in order to correct orthodontic problems such as:
- Gaps and spaces between the teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Misaligned (crooked) teeth
- Bite problems (overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite)
Invisalign has been proven effective in both clinical research and in practice nationwide. One advantage of Invisalign that makes it so popular is that the invisible plastic makes it an excellent choice for adults who wish to keep a professional appearance while straightening their teeth. While they are virtually invisible, Invisalign aligners may also be removed when necessary for important events such as presentations and interviews.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, nearly undetectable aligners to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic, and they are exceptionally comfortable. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to brush, floss, eat, and drink as normal. You will switch aligners approximately every two weeks to continue adjusting the alignment of your teeth until you have achieved your ideal, straight smile. Invisalign typically corrects your smile more quickly than traditional braces, with an average treatment plan ranging from less than six months to a year. If you wish to enhance your smile and look good doing it, Invisalign is an excellent solution for you.
For more information about Invialign invisible braces, contact Dr. Rosenbuch at (561) 394-7888 or visit our website at www.cliverosenbuschdds.com.
Dr. Rosenbusch proudly serves Boca Raton, Del Rey Beach, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Boynton, Ft. Lauderdale and all surrounding areas.