Not All Teeth Can Be Perfect
Having crooked, crowded or gapped teeth can be embarrassing, sometimes painful and often uncomfortable. Generally speaking, when you speak to a dentist, he or she may recommend treating your orthodontic problem with years of uncomfortable and unattractive metal braces. This is the biggest distraction for patients to fix their teeth and enjoy a perfectly aligned smile but here at Miami Orthodontist Group, we want you to know there is a modern way to straighten teeth and even correct misaligned bites without the use of traditional braces. We use Invisalign®!
If you have gapped teeth, an overbite, underbite, open bite, crossbite or overly crowded teeth, Invisalign® may work for you! Call us at our Miami office (305) 279-3968 or Doral office (305) 456-1567 or request an appointment online to come into the Miami dental office of Miami Orthodontist Group. We would love to be able to discuss an Invisalign® plan specific to you and get you well on your way to a beautiful straight smile!
The Invisalign® Process
- Treatment Plan
We will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your teeth by visual inspection as well as taking precise radiographs. This will allow us to determine how to best position your teeth, step-by-step throughout the Invisalign® process.
- Custom Aligners
A high-tech Invisalign® lab designs a series of clear Invisalign® aligners based upon the exact requirements needed to treat your specific case.
- Wear A New Aligner Every 2 Weeks
Depending on your specific situation, the exact time between changing aligners can vary but generally speaking, you will wear your aligners every day (about 20-22 hours a day) and start wearing the next set of aligners approximately every two weeks.
- The Big Reveal
During the final days of wearing your last aligner, congratulations; you have now achieved the beautiful straight smile you were after! IT IS POSSIBLE. Call us at our Miami office (305) 279-3968 or Doral office (305) 456-1567 and let Miami Orthodontist Group prove to you that Invisalign® can work for you.
Invisalign Teen® is the only clear orthodontic aligner therapy designed to address the unique concerns of treating non-adult comprehensive patients. Because aligners are removable, patients can continue to eat their favorite foods and brush and floss normally to help keep teeth and gums healthy.
Invisalign Teen® has all the features of Invisalign® Full, plus:
- Compliance indicators track the patient's approximate wear time and help provide reassurance for parents that the teen is being compliant.
- Six free individual replacement aligners are included with Invisalign Teen® to replace lost or broken aligners.
- Many teens present for treatment with erupting permanent dentition, so Invisalign Teen® has been engineered with a feature to help prevent supra eruption of the second molars.
Invisalign® is clear and practically invisible.
- Unobtrusive in business meetings or social gatherings
- No metal wires or bands to irritate your mouth
- Most people won't notice you're wearing aligners
Over one million patients, many whom are adults, have benefited from Invisalign®. Invisalign® offers the clinical outcomes people want, all with a removable appliance that's virtually undetectable when worn. It's an ideal solution for the majority of adults.
Powerprox is generally less expensive or at least no more expensive than traditional braces, but straightens teeth in just six months rather than the traditional one-two years treatment process. Powerprox uses the latest in arch-wire technology to move teeth just six months. Powerprox arch-wires move teeth without the traditional brace pressure on a tooth that damages the tooth ligament and require bone absorption, which requires healing time between adjustments. There are no bulky braces because Powerprox braces are almost invisible. Traditional after treatment generally requires an unsightly retainer so Powerprox provides an almost invisible retainer or provides a bonded retainer behind the teeth.
Call us at (305) 279-3968 for more information!
How Affordable is Invisalign®?
The total cost of Invisalign® treatment is similar to that of traditional braces. Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign® treatment just as they would with regular metal braces. Every unique case has many different factors that can all affect total treatment cost so it's extremely difficult to put a price tag on custom treatment plans.
Miami Orthodontist Group can do all the leg-work for you and will check with your dental insurance provider to see just how much they will cover.
Call our office at our Miami office (305) 279-3968 or Doral office (305) 456-1567 or request an appointment and come in to be evaluated. Only then will we be able to quote an Invisalign® treatment plan, work with your insurance and talk about available payment options. We will make sure there is no guessing and you know how much your specific treatment will be. Most patients are amazed at just how affordable and easy it is to obtain a straighter smile!
What do aligners look like?
Aligners are clear and nearly invisible. If you've ever seen clear teeth-whitening trays, that should give you a good idea of what the aligners look like. Invisalign® aligners are custom-made to fit and move your teeth.
Will the treatment be painful?
Each time you change to a new aligner, there may be some temporary discomfort while your teeth adjust to their new position. This is completely normal, and is a good sign that the treatment is working.
Will wearing Invisalign® aligners affect my speech?
Some people are affected more than others, but most adjust in a short period of time to the feeling of the aligners and do not have permanent changes in their speech.
How often will I have to wear my aligners?
Invisalign® only works while you're wearing the aligners. It's recommended that you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.
What happens after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?
This varies person to person and depends on the outcome of the treatment. Some patients might need a positioner, or conventional retainer. Other patients might need a clear plastic retainer.