Straighten Your Smile Discreetly With Invisalign
Straightening your smile can be a complicated, time-consuming, and an appearance-altering process. However, you can straighten your teeth and repair your bite issues discreetly and efficiently with Invisalign. Learn more about Invisalign and what it can do for you with Dr. Rosemarie Márquez, DMD in St. Petersburg, FL.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment focusing on straightening misaligned teeth and correcting bite issues. While Invisalign’s general idea is the same as traditional metal braces, its approach differs. Rather than using metal wires and brackets permanently attached to the teeth, Invisalign uses completely removable aligner trays made from clear, comfortable, and safe plastic. These aligner trays allow patients to eat what they love, feel confidence in their changing smile, and correct their teeth discreetly and effectively.
What does Invisalign treat?
Invisalign treats the same orthodontic problems as traditional braces, including:
- misaligned teeth
- overcrowded teeth
- spacing or gaps between teeth
- cross bite
- open bite
Invisalign Treatment in St. Petersburg, FL
Dentists recommend Invisalign for teens over the age of 12 and adults. Children under 12 have growing and changing facial bones and teeth which could slow down or hinder treatment. Candidates for Invisalign should have a strong commitment to at-home oral care and wear their aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day. Failure to wear the aligners the appropriate amount of time or poor dental hygiene can cause complications which result in longer treatment times.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign users are free to eat what they want. Traditional braces’ design requires patients to avoid certain foods which could harm the metal wires or brackets. Simply remove Invisalign before eating and replace your trays after your meal. Invisalign is virtually invisible, making the term “brace face” a thing of the past. Invisalign is safe and effective and can give you a smile you love. The average Invisalign treatment lasts about a year. Consult with Dr. Márquez to determine if Invisalign is the best orthodontic option for you.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Rosemarie Márquez, DMD in St. Petersburg, FL. Call (727) 345-1774 to schedule a consultation for Invisalign with Dr. Márquez today!