Discover the Clear Path to a Straighter Smile with Invisalign® Treatment
Straightening crooked teeth is a common concern for many people. Thankfully, at Alpha Dental Practice, our Coral Springs, FL, dentist Dr. Maya Assi offers many options and one of the most popular is Invisalign. Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to move teeth into their proper position. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing.
The first step in the Invisalign treatment process is an initial consultation with your Coral Springs dentist. During this consultation, the provider will examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you.
If Invisalign is deemed appropriate, Dr. Assi will take digital images and impressions of your teeth. Using these images and impressions, she’ll create a 3D model of your teeth and use them to create your custom treatment plan.
Aligner Fabrication & Completion
Once the treatment plan is complete, the provider will use the 3D model to create a series of custom aligners. Each set of aligners applies gentle pressure to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Dr. Assi will recommend a retainer to help maintain your new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to clean my Invisalign aligners?
It’s important to clean your Invisalign aligners on a daily basis to keep them free of bacteria and prevent discoloration. To clean them, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mild soap, gently brushing the aligners to remove any buildup. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly with cool water before putting them back in your mouth.
Avoid using hot water or harsh cleaning agents, as these can damage the aligners. You should also brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in to prevent any food particles or bacteria from getting trapped between the aligners and your teeth.
Are Invisalign aligners painful to wear?
Invisalign aligners are designed to be comfortable, but it’s not uncommon to experience some mild discomfort when first wearing a new set of aligners. This discomfort is typically described as a feeling of pressure or tightness, and it’s a sign the aligners are working to move your teeth into the desired position. However, the discomfort should subside after a few days as your mouth adjusts.
How often do I need to wear my Invisalign aligners?
For Invisalign treatment to be effective, it’s recommended that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Remember to wear your aligners as prescribed by your dentist to achieve the best results.
Will Invisalign treatment be covered by my dental insurance?
Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to see if your plan covers Invisalign and to what extent. Your dental provider may also offer financing options to help make treatment more affordable.
Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Assi
Invisalign is an effective and discreet option for straightening crooked teeth. If you’re considering Invisalign, contact our Coral Springs dental office at (954) 603-3508 or fill out our online contact form to speak with our Invisalign provider to determine if it’s the right treatment option for you. We’re proud to serve Florida patients in Forest Hills, Margate, and Pompano Beach.