October 13, 2016
Do you have a perfectly aligned smile? If you answered yes to that question, you may need to go look in the mirror. Almost everyone has some alignment problem areas that can be improved. Some have more need than others. But what do you do when you want to improve the look of your smile but don’t want a mouth that will set off metal detectors everywhere you go? Invisalign from Dr. Rosenblatt in Boynton Beach, FL is the answer to you dental alignment needs.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a dental alignment system that uses clear plastic dental aligners to gently move your teeth into the correct position in your mouth. Instead of metal brackets and wires that accompany traditional braces, the clear plastic aligners fit comfortably in your mouth and move your teeth over the course of months, not years. You are given a series of aligners, and you will move to the next one in the series periodically. If you have been looking for a smile alignment system that won’t disrupt the way you are living your life, Invisalign is the answer you have been searching for.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Step #1 – The process starts with your consultation with Dr. Rosenblatt. He will go over your situation and help determine if Invisalign is right for you. There are some serious cases that Invisalign cannot offer effective treatment for. In those instances, traditional braces might be a better option. If your case is able to be taken care of with Invisalign, Dr. Rosenblatt will take impressions and X-rays of your teeth. These are what your clear dental aligners will be made from. With Invisalign Preview, Dr. Rosenblatt even has the ability to let you see what your smile will look like at the end of your treatment. You’ll get to see the smile you are going to be working toward over the coming months.
Step #2 – Your aligners are ready normally a week or two from your initial appointment, and you will start wearing them immediately. While you are in the office, Dr. Rosenblatt will go over all of the details of how to care for your aligners. It is important that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. This will give your teeth the consistent push or pull needed to move them and start the next set in the series. By moving your teeth incrementally into position, you will get to see the improvement of your smile over the course of the treatment. For the time you don’t have the aligners in, you can brush and floss your teeth. You can also take them out to eat meals. This way, your dental treatment does not affect either your hygiene routine or your diet. You can do all the stuff you normally do and straighten your smile while you do it.
Every two weeks, you will switch to the next aligner set in the series, and the process starts again. 22 hours per day, take them out for eating and hygiene, continue living your life. You will need to see Dr. Rosenblatt every six weeks for appointments to check on your progress and to pick up additional aligners.
Step #3 – This is the part that’s fun. Your new smile has arrived, and you are ready to show it off to the world!
What Makes Invisalign Different From Braces?
Comfort – The smooth plastic that Invisalign is made from is going to feel tremendously better inside your mouth than the metal brackets and wires that come with traditional braces. No poking, prodding, or getting used to a hard substance attached to the front of your teeth.
- Appearance – The clear plastic makes the aligners practically invisible to the people you interact with on a daily basis. The only people who will know you are straightening your smile will be you and whoever you tell. Your appearance will be totally unaffected by the presence of your clear dental aligners.
- Length of Treatment – Traditional braces usually take two to three years to achieve the kind of straightening you are looking for in your smile. Invisalign can do the same job in as little at 12 months. That’s right, the same results in less than half the time of braces.
Call our office today at 561-877-3802 to schedule your initial consultation. You can use our online form to easily schedule your appointment as well.