If you are interested in orthodontic treatment to straighten a misalignment in your smile, Invisalign® may be the solution for you. After all, it can be used by adults and teenagers, and it is very effective at producing beautiful smiles. Learn more about Invisalign in St Petersburg, FL at Dental Arts ninth St.
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that involves the use of clear aligners to straighten the teeth. Similar to how traditional metal braces straighten teeth by applying pressure to the teeth to change their position, the Invisalign aligners also apply subtle pressure to the teeth through their custom shape. At Dental Arts ninth St, this treatment can be used to address misalignment issues such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and crowded teeth.
Traditional metal braces have been used for decades and still remain popular today because they are very effective. Invisalign aligners offer several benefits over that more outdated treatment. First, the aligners are much more comfortable than traditional braces. There might still be a bit of discomfort when a new aligner is worn as the patient is getting adjusted to the new fit, but there is no danger of injuring the soft tissues of the mouth with metal wires or brackets. The aligners are clear, making them almost invisible when they are being worn. They are also removable, so you can still enjoy all the same foods as before (unlike with metal braces) and still easily be able to clean your teeth as well as the aligners themselves.
A custom treatment plan will first be created using scans of your mouth. This plan will give you an idea of what the final result will look like and how long your treatment will take. Your dentist at Dental Arts ninth St will use detailed images of your mouth to have the aligners made. You will wear each aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat and clean. A new aligner will be changed out about every week, and you will also be required to make periodic visits to our dental office near you in St Petersburg, FL for check-ups on the progress of your treatment.
Invisalign in St Petersburg, FL is a great option for straightening smiles.