Straight, properly aligned teeth are not just beautiful, but they are also more comfortable and healthier. An improper bite and crooked teeth may lead to future dental issues that may be expensive to fix and painful. This is why dentist Dr. Andrade at SEDA Dental of Delray Beach is proud to provide the Invisalign system — clear, removable aligners for our patients in Delray Beach, FL. Made custom to fit your teeth and your unique goals, Invisalign is more comfortable and attractive than traditional metal orthodontics because they may be taken out to make eating and brushing your teeth easier. If you are interested in having healthier teeth with Invisalign technology, schedule an appointment at SEDA Dental of Delray Beach to receive more information from our skilled dental team.
There are many factors that may decide the alignment of your teeth: if you sucked your thumb, genetics, a missing tooth or teeth, and traumatic facial injuries. The misalignment of your teeth may also cause additional oral health concerns, such as a bad bite (dental malocclusion), uneven wear on the enamel, difficulty chewing and speaking, plus jaw pain and toothaches. If Dr. Andrade notices one of these problems during your dental examination, he can suggest an orthodontic procedure, like Invisalign.
Invisalign is great for both teens and adults who would like straighter, healthier teeth without the hassle, pain, and look of braces. Even though the aligners should be in the majority of the day, Invisalign may be removed for cleaning your teeth and eating, plus for special occasions and physical activities. Much less obvious than metal orthodontics that poke and cut the inside of the mouth, most people will usually not be able to tell that you are using your Invisalign aligners.
What To Expect
The initial Invisalign aligners will be made with impressions at SEDA Dental of Delray Beach. When they are ready, you will come back to receive your initial trays with instructions from our dental team. You will need to keep your aligners in for at least 20 hours every day for your treatment to work, ideally taking them out only for cleaning and eating. In time, you will move on to your next set of aligners as they carefully shift your teeth closer to their proper position. You will need to attend follow-up appointments every 4 – 6 weeks at SEDA Dental of Delray Beach to have your aligning trays checked and to have new impressions done so new sets of trays can be ordered. How long you need to use Invisalign will differ, considering the initial condition of your teeth and your goals; however, many patients need to wear trays for around a year.
Once your bite is aligned, it is important to keep your teeth from shifting into their original position. Vivera retainers by Invisalign are designed using the same materials to keep your teeth in place once your Invisalign treatment is done. Every retainer is made custom at the Invisalign dental lab based on impressions taken after your orthodontic treatment is done. Dr. Andrade will discuss with you how often to wear your retainer and how to clean it after it is sent from the laboratory. Dr. Andrade will keep watching the alignment of your teeth and bite during your annual dental examinations to make sure your teeth stay in their new place.
Many of our patients find that part of their treatment cost is covered by their insurance provider. Our financial team can help to determine your coverage and identify your personal expenses. SEDA Dental of Delray Beach offers many different payment methods if you are not using insurance. During your initial consultation, a member of our team will go over your estimated costs and discuss how our office can help to make your Invisalign treatment more affordable through payment plans and medical financing.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
If you or someone in your family is interested in experiencing healthier, straighter teeth without the hassle and pain of traditional braces, schedule an appointment at our Delray Beach, FL facility to learn more about the advanced Invisalign system. We will create your custom Invisalign treatment plan during your consultation at SEDA Dental of Delray Beach and help start you on the journey to a more attractive smile.