Invisalign®️ in Gainesville Florida – Straighten Your Teeth Without Metal Braces
Invisalign®️ is a custom-designed solution for straightening your crooked, damaged, or misaligned teeth. Your treatment process uses a series of custom-made, clear (plastic) aligners.
Your aligners fit over your teeth and are removable. The orthodontic treatment gradually and gently shifts your teeth into proper alignment in less time than standard orthodontic treatment with metal braces.
Invisalign®️ aligners are changed approximately every two weeks throughout the duration of your treatment. There are no metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten.
Your Invisalign®️ treatment process involves a series of simple steps to straighten and align your teeth. Your Gainesville Invisalign®️ trained dentists provide your initial treatment consultation, examination, and treatment plan.
Your Gainesville dentist will discuss your tooth alignment issues and determine if Invisalign®️ is the right orthodontic treatment for you. X-rays, teeth impressions, and digital 3D images will provide a necessary amount of information for your treatment plan.
Your treatment plan will give you details about precise tooth movement and the length of your treatment. Each Invisalign®️ case is unique to tooth development, tooth alignment issues, and the desired results.
As an adult, your treatment can most often be completed in one year. Treatment for teens can require approximately the same duration as braces (18 to 24 months).
Treatment Ease and Comfort
Your Invisalign®️ clear, removable aligners are custom-designed for your teeth and alignment goals. The aligners are crafted from BPA-free plastic and will provide a comfortable fit without the irritation common with metal braces.
Wear your aligners daily and remove them when eating and when brushing or flossing your teeth. Your teeth will gradually move into proper alignment as you wear them each day according to your treatment plan.
You will change your aligner approximately every two weeks. Routine check-ups every six weeks with your Gainesville Invisalign®️ dentist will monitor your treatment progress.
When your Invisalign®️ treatment is complete you can protect your straight teeth and keep them in proper alignment with a retainer. Vivera®️ retainers are custom-made and function in look and feel like your Invisalign®️ aligners to maintain your new, healthy smile.
Invisalign®️ corrects a variety of dental problems. Treatment solutions include those for crooked or protruding teeth and a malocclusion, an overbite, or an underbite.
Abnormal growth of your jawbone and missing teeth can cause wide gaps between your teeth. Gapped teeth issues cause your surrounding teeth to shift and lead to gum problems that increase your risk of periodontal disease.
Genetics, poor oral health habits, or overdeveloped supportive bone can cause your upper teeth to extend (or bite) over your lower teeth. Wear, gum irritation, and jaw and joint issues can develop without proper teeth alignment.
The under-development of your upper jaw or the over-development of your lower jaw, and missing upper teeth can cause your lower teeth to extend past your front teeth. Normal function of your front teeth or molars, tooth wear, and painful jaw or joint problems can be solved by straightening your teeth.
Your upper and lower teeth can fail to make proper contact with each other. A genetic abnormality in your jaw structure and excessive childhood thumb-sucking can cause an open bite that results in painful chewing, a speech impairment, and TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) issues.
Lack of room in your jaw can prevent your teeth from fitting together normally. Severely crooked teeth, tooth decay, an increase in plaque, and gum disease can result from untreated teeth overcrowding.
Upper and lower jaw misalignment can lead to one or more of your upper teeth to “bite” on the insides of your lower teeth. Teeth wear, gum disease, and bone loss are risks without proper teeth alignment.
Your Straight-Teeth Advantages with Invisalign®️
You have a variety of options for straightening your teeth. Invisalign®️ provides a comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional braces treatment.
- Clear aligners that are virtually unnoticeable
- Smooth, comfortable material to reduce irritation
- Removable for easy cleaning, brushing, and flossing
- Eat whatever you want without restrictions
Traditional braces can be painful, uncomfortable, and potentially produce additional long term dental issues such as tooth decay (from hindered brushing and flossing), plaque build-up, tooth discoloration, and difficulty eating.
Dental veneers can cover tooth imperfections and improve your smile appearance but are inadequate to correct your misaligned teeth. Veneers treat the front surface of your teeth and require replacement every five to 10 years.
Invisalign®️ eliminates the discomfort and long-term risks associated with braces and treats the entire tooth structure unlike veneers that primarily treat the surfaces of your teeth.
Invisalign®️ Cost Solutions
Many plans cover your Invisalign®️ treatment. Contact our Gainesville orthodontics office to discuss your insurance payment coverage options.
Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds can help cover the cost of Invisalign®️. Ask us about applying for an FSA reimbursement towards your investment in Invisalign®️.
Affordable, monthly payment solutions are available beyond your insurance coverage or available funds. Discuss your payment options with your Gainesville orthodontics specialist.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign®️
Your choice will be determined by the type of orthodontic treatment you require to properly align your teeth. Otherwise, it’s a decision based on your lifestyle preference. With Invisalign®️your time in treatment and lifestyle impact are less than with standard braces treatment.
Your treatment begins with an orthodontic consultation and examination. Your tooth alignment will be diagnosed and it will be confirmed if Invisalign®️ will correct your issues. X-rays, teeth impressions, and 3D images will create your unique Invisalign®️ treatment plan.
It can depend on your tooth alignment issue that’s being treated. Adult treatment is most often completed in 12 months. Treatment for teens can be completed in 18 to 24 months.
Your aligners can be removed when eating and during your daily brushing and flossing routine. Each set of aligners is custom-made to fit your teeth and can be replaced with a new set approximately every two weeks.
Contact your Gainesville dentist about straightening your teeth and improving your oral health with Invisalign®️. Schedule an oral examination to discuss your crooked or misaligned teeth.