Having a properly aligned smile can make you feel great about how you look. Many of our adult patients wish they could improve the appearance of their teeth but do not want to wear traditional braces for a year or two.
Dr. Soto wanted an orthodontic solution that was more appealing and convenient to our patients. To treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, we offer Invisalign orthodontics. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move your teeth without the need for brackets and wires.
Straighter teeth are also healthier teeth. As Invisalign improves your dental alignment, it also reduces your risk of gum disease and bite disorders, known as malocclusion. By correcting your bite, you can experience greater comfort and avoid potential jaw pain.
Dr. Karla Soto has performed hundreds of Invisalign cases since 2008 and has earned the Premier and Preferred Invisalign provider distinctions.
Invisalign Treatment Options
Many of our patients inquire about Invisalign for cosmetic purposes. It is a convenient and effective way to achieve a more attractive smile. Improving the alignment of your smile can have a number of positive health effects. A properly aligned, straighter smile can make it easier to keep your teeth clean and avoid gum disease. Properly aligned teeth are also easier to restore with fillings, dental implants, dental crowns, veneers, and bridges should this become necessary.
A comprehensive exam with Dr. Soto will help us determine if Invisalign will be effective to treat your condition.
Invisalign Treatment and Care
Your initial Invisalign evaluation will include a full set of digital x-rays as well as digital images to assist with treatment planning. This treatment plan will outline the length and cost of the Invisalign treatment so that you have a clear idea of what to expect.
The impressions and 3-D images will provide the blueprint for custom Invisalign aligners. These aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic.
Guidelines for Invisalign Treatment
To get the best results from your Invisalign aligners, you should wear them for a minimum of 22 hours each day throughout your treatment. You can remove them to eat, so you don't have to worry about avoiding certain foods. Cleaning your Invisalign aligners is simple and best done at the same time you brush your teeth. All you have to do is brush them and rinse them in lukewarm water.
Approximately every two weeks, you will change to a new set of Invisalign aligners. Dr. Soto will see you for periodic follow-up exams to make sure your treatment stays on track.
Because Invisalign is so convenient, you will complete your treatment before you know and spend the rest of your life enjoying your new smile! Wearing an orthodontic retainer will keep your teeth from drifting back to their original location, so be sure to wear it diligently!
Would You Like a Straighter Smile?
Contact West Glades Dental and discover the many ways that we can improve the health and appearance of your smile at our modern and comfortable Boca Raton, FL dental office.