Invisalign in Stuart straightens your smile while remaining discreet about treatment. In addition, Invisalign has several practical benefits and cosmetic advantages over other orthodontic treatments. Read ahead to learn more about if this cosmetic option is right for you.
Treatment: The Basics
Invisalign straightens a patient’s smile without the use of metal wires or brackets. It’s ideal for the patient who feels self-conscious with braces and wants an alternative for a straighter smile. The treatment uses clear alignment trays that gradually shift your teeth over the course of about 18 months. Similarly, these trays are custom-made to fit snugly on your teeth and will be cycled out every two-to-three weeks to keep your progress going. Take out your aligners to perform everyday activities such as eating or brushing your teeth and then placed right back on your smile. Alignment trays are worn for about 22 hours per day.
There are several benefits to Invisalign in Stuart that are virtually unmatched by traditional braces. The main advantages include convenience, confidence, and efficiency. Invisalign in Stuart does not require you to alter your daily habits in any way. Alignment trays are removed to eat, drink, chew, speak, or brush your teeth. Patients are in complete control over the progress of their treatment. Other orthodontic treatments require patients to remove certain foods from their diets and cause difficulty when brushing or flossing. This treatment works with the patient, not against them.
Secondly, another major advantage of Invisalign is the confidence a patient may experience due to their improved appearance. Some patients are uncomfortable with metal wires and brackets or have a job that requires them to be on camera and they don’t want braces to interfere with their personal aesthetic. Whatever the reason may be, Invisalign straightens their smile without the need for metal and wires. This helps boost their confidence in their appearance and gives them a satisfying smile.
Lastly, the final major advantage of Invisalign is the efficiency of the treatment. Length of treatment depends on the needs of the patient, but generally, Invisalign straightens teeth in about 18 months. Traditional braces are recommended for years at a time. However, not all patients are willing to live with their dental treatment for that long. Invisalign in Stuart will straighten their smile in a short amount of time without interfering with a patient’s everyday life.
Not every patient is an ideal candidate for Invisalign in Stuart. Likewise, patients who have a history of poor oral hygiene or smoking may not benefit from Invisalign. Any smoking or buildup of bacteria will discolor your Invisalign trays and permanently stain them. Patients who have dental implants, crowns or bridges, or any other type of restorative dental treatments may not qualify for Invisalign. In conclusion, an ideal candidate needs to have all of their adult teeth fully emerged for the treatment to be successful.
Patients who have extreme dental or skeletal disfigurement can see more benefit by choosing an alternative orthodontic treatment. As a result, if you are unsure if Invisalign would be right for your smile, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
Care & Maintenance
To clean your Invisalign trays, soak them in lukewarm water and a denture cleaner. This will break down any food particles, tartar buildup, and bacteria. Avoid using hot or boiling water to clean your aligners. This causes permanent damage to your alignment trays by bending or warping the plastic. Always put your Invisalign trays in your retainer case when they are not being worn. This helps prevent you from losing them and also protect them while they’re not in your mouth. Replacing these personalized trays are costly, so protect your aligners when not in use.
To learn more information about Invisalign in Stuart, contact our office to book a consultation. Call us at (772) 286-3088, or fill out an appointment request form directly on our website. We look forward to helping you achieve a straighter and more confident smile!