Want to Correct Crooked Teeth Without Traditional Braces? Learn How to Straighten Teeth With Invisalign Instead!

Give yourself the gift of confidence that comes with having a straight smile! The Dental Team offers Invisalign as an easy, convenient solution for correcting crooked teeth.

Clear aligners offer the straight path to straighter teeth for many! Here’s why so many people are choosing this option:

Surveys show time after time that having good teeth is linked with higher confidence levels. That’s why giving yourself a straight, vibrant smile is one of the best things you can do! Aligners take the hassle out of giving your teeth the attention they deserve by taking attention away from the fact that you’re wearing straighteners. This is a tooth-straightening solution that truly fits into any lifestyle!

What Is Invisalign?

An alternative to highly visible, non-removable wires, this option uses custom aligners to gradually move your teeth just like traditional braces! These nearly invisible aligners fit so comfortably and naturally in your mouth that you’ll forget you’re wearing them. The best part is that most other people won’t even notice that you’re going through a tooth-straightening treatment.

Many people also like the “clean” feeling that aligners offer when compared to wires. With wires, you have to simply accept the fact that you can’t floss with traditional floss, brush under the wiring or let your teeth “breathe” for the duration of your treatment. It’s not uncommon for people to have visible staining when their braces are removed. What’s more, it’s common for people to develop gingivitis or gum sensitivity if they aren’t able to brush as thoroughly as they’d like while wearing wires. This isn’t a concern with clear, removable aligners. You’re free to remove your aligners to brush and floss just like you would if you weren’t having your teeth straightened. This results in a fresh, confident and clean-feeling mouth!

How Does Invisalign Work?

This is actually a treatment system that allows you to upgrade to new aligners every few weeks as your teeth adjust. Each aligner is made specifically for your mouth using molds. They are made of BPA-free plastics that create a safe, comfortable fit. Most people achieve their desired results within 12 to 18 months. Some people only need to wear their aligners for six months to get results.

Does Invisalign Correct Bad Teeth?

Clear aligners are ideal for correcting mild to moderate dental misalignments. However, there are some situations where this can even be the best route for a serious misalignment. While aligners can correct orthodontic issues, they cannot treat or heal broken, missing, decayed or damaged teeth. If you’re dealing with a serious dental issue, an option like a dental implant or root canal may be needed before you can address crooked teeth.

When Is a Problem Too Severe for Clear Aligners?

While this option can work for a variety of misalignment issues, there are limitations. For instance, clear aligners may not be able to correct a severe overbite as effectively as traditional wires. Wire braces can also be better for larger gaps.

The shape of your teeth can also impact the effectiveness of clear aligners. Teeth that are short or pegged can actually prevent clear aligners from working. Similarly, the positioning of your teeth can also limit the effectiveness of aligners. Aligners are sometimes unable to shift teeth into proper alignment if they are severely rotated.

If you’ve had dental work done in the past, this may prevent you from being a candidate for clear aligners. While there’s no requirement to have a work-free smile, you may not be able to select this option if you have a dental bridge. That doesn’t mean you don’t have options for getting a straighter smile! At The Dental Team, we’ll help you find an ideal solution for getting your smile in top shape based on a combination of your goals and dental history. While more traditional straightening techniques may work better with a bridge in some cases, aligners often work beautifully with dental implants.

Overall, it’s important to address any underlying concerns with your teeth prior to being fitted for aligners to create the best outcome possible. In a best-case scenario, your teeth and gums would be in great shape prior to getting braces. This may require you to address any issues like tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.

What Can Invisalign Treat?

While clear aligners won’t necessarily be effective at treating every kind of orthodontic issue, they are perfect for many of the most common reasons behind why people get braces. Clear aligners tend to work great for:

The best way to determine if going with clear aligners is the best option is to have a consultation! The Dental Team can help you determine the fastest, easiest way to get your teeth straightened using the best orthodontic technology available today.

How Old Do You Have to Be to Get Clear Aligners?

This is generally considered an option for mature teeth. Teens and adults can both benefit from aligner braces as long as all of their baby teeth are gone. Many teens prefer Invisalign because it allows them to enjoy more self-confidence.

How Many Hours a Day Do You Have to Wear Clear Aligners?

The fact that aligners can be removed for cleaning doesn’t mean that you’re getting part-time braces. The success of this treatment all comes down to your willingness to be consistent with wearing your aligners. For a successful outcome, aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day for the duration of your treatment.

How Can I Find a Dentist Near Me Offering Clear Aligners to Straighten Teeth in South Florida?

Looking for a dentist to help correct crooked teeth using the cutting-edge, nearly invisible solution people are raving about? Book your consultation to learn more about clear aligners today!

The Dental Team is proud to offer a variety of ways to help you safely and effectively straighten crooked teeth! For many patients, clear aligners offer the easiest way to get a straight smile in the shortest amount of time. We encourage you to visit one of our 12 convenient office locations throughout South Florida for a consultation to see if going clear is the clear choice for getting the smile you deserve!

The Dental Team dentists bring more than 100 years of combined experience to our patients here in South Florida. Specializing in cleanings, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry, we’re here to help you enjoy better oral health with a brighter smile!

To learn more about how aligners can help you get the smile you deserve, book an appointment at one of our offices in Abacoa/Jupiter, Lake Worth/Atlantis, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation or Coral Gables. Every location serving the people of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach is a welcoming, comfortable environment where you can be confident that you’re getting attentive, personalized care that’s never rushed. Contact The Dental Team today!