Would you love to straighten your smile without spending a year or longer in traditional metal braces? If so, Invisalign® offers a solution and is among the services available from Courtney Nowicki, DDS, MS, FICOI, Robert Christ, DMD, FAGD, FICOI, and the team at the Center for Dental Excellence East Lake in Tarpon Springs, Florida. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to book a visit, or use the easy online booking page to find a time that works for you.
Invisalign is a tray-based teeth alignment system and an alternative to traditional metal braces. This system allows you to shift your teeth into optimal positioning without the aesthetics and sensations of metal braces.
Many people prefer Invisalign because it offers the chance to enhance their smile without the metallic gleam of braces. Others enjoy the comfort of Invisalign trays, as compared to the sharp edges of metal brackets and wires.
The Invisalign system uses proprietary software and intraoral scanning to create customized treatment plans. You’ll even be able to see what your smile will look like after treatment.
Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment issues as traditional metal braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:
In some cases, traditional braces are the best treatment option. Because metal braces use brackets affixed to each tooth, they can create forces that Invisalign cannot achieve.
During your initial consultation, you’ll learn if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. An Invisalign Gold Plus Member, Dr. Christ has completed more than 1,000 hours of training in Invisalign, and has helped more than 750 people complete treatment.
Invisalign is an easy way to move closer to your ideal smile. After your initial visit, your first few sets of aligners are fabricated at the lab. When they arrive, you return to learn how to put them in and take them out.
You wear your aligners around the clock. You only remove them while eating and drinking or during dental hygiene routines. Every couple of weeks, you change to a new set of aligners. Then you’re one step closer to the completion of treatment.
A degree of soreness is normal for a day or two after you begin wearing a new set of aligners. This is the same sensation that occurs when you have a wire replaced with metal braces.
If you’d like additional information about what Invisalign can do for your smile, call the office to check appointment availability. Online booking is also an option and can be done from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.