Dental Associates of Hollywood
3801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 225, Hollywood, FL 33021
If your teeth aren’t perfectly aligned or your smile has a few gaps, traditional braces aren’t your only hope. Today’s Invisalign® dentists can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of without the hassle of metal wires and visible brackets.
Like traditional braces, Invisalign clear braces work by gradually moving your teeth into a new position over a period of months. The system can correct many types of minor alignment issues, improper bite or spacing problems. During treatment, you’ll wear several sets of Invisalign aligner trays in succession. They’re made from clear plastic, so only you and your dentist will know that you’re wearing them. After wearing a set of custom-made aligner trays for approximately two weeks, you’ll be given a new set. The process repeats until your teeth are in their proper places. Now that dentists know how to straighten teeth with transparent braces instead of unsightly metal devices, you won’t have to feel self-conscious about your orthodontic treatment.
The Invisalign treatment cost may be different for each patient. Your final Invisalign cost depends on how complicated your dental problems are and how easily they can be corrected with Invisalign. Severe orthodontic problems may raise your Invisalign cost. For many people, Invisalign braces cost nearly the same amount as traditional metal braces. There are several ways to reduce your out-of-pocket expense or make aligner treatment fit into your budget. One way is through your dental plan. Check with your insurance provider to obtain more information about Invisalign insurance coverage. We can also help make affordable Invisalign a reality with our financing options. Contact us today to learn how we can help you obtain Invisalign in Hollywood.
Like Invisalign cost, Invisalign treatment time varies by the amount of work required to correct your teeth. The Invisalign length of treatment may be longer if you have large gaps between teeth or severely rotated or misaligned teeth. Before you start using aligners, your dentist will assess your condition and let you know how long the treatment will last. In general, it can take between 10 months and two years to complete a course of treatment. The average completion time for adults is about one year. After you finish your treatment, your dentist may want you to wear Invisalign retainers intermittently to keep your teeth in position.
An orthodontist or general dentist with specialized training can perform Invisalign dentistry. To get the best results, choose an Invisalign dentist with experience. Our dentists are highly trained and qualified; they can help ensure that you get the best results from Invisalign aligners in the shortest possible time frame.
Patients often ask if Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces. In uncomplicated cases, the answer is almost always yes. People who have severe dental deformities or extreme tooth rotation may get better results from metal braces, but the battle of Invisalign vs braces usually reveals that Invisalign offers more benefits and advantages. For example, because you remove your aligners to eat, brush, and floss, your oral hygiene is just as effective as it would be without any orthodontic treatment. Cleaning traditional braces is far more complicated, and additional problems often arise from hygiene challenges. Naturally, your appearance is also a huge consideration; most types of metal braces are highly visible. Your Invisalign can remain a secret. If you have moderate or slightly complicated problems, our dentists can help you choose the best course of treatment.
Invisalign benefits often outweigh the benefits of braces. Listed below are a few of the perks that make Invisalign such a popular choice.
Invisalign for adults and teens is a great way to correct many cases of misalignment, but some people don’t make good candidates. Invisalign dentists don’t recommend aligners for children because of the continuing and rapid growth of their mouths and jaws. Unfortunately, Invisalign may not be able to help adults with severe spacing issues or complex bite problems.
Can you get Invisalign on just the top teeth or bottom teeth?
While this is possible, you can usually get better results from treating both arches at once, and single-arch treatment would not cost any less.
To find out if you’re a perfect candidate for Invisalign, contact our office to schedule a professional consultation.
Wearing aligner trays has little impact on your lifestyle. You can eat whatever you want and smile without revealing your secret. You should be aware that chewing gum can stick to the surface of your trays and may be difficult to remove. Smoking or using tobacco is likely to cause discoloration of the plastic.
After you get Invisalign in Hollywood, you’ll want to make sure that your aligners are cared for properly. Cleaning your aligners with the manufacturer’s cleaning system is easy. If you don’t have the cleaning system, you can clean them with a toothbrush and rinse them with cool water. Never use hot water to wash your trays. Heat can alter the plastic. If an aligner becomes warped, cracked or damaged in any way, contact your dentist for a replacement tray immediately.
Contact us anytime to learn more about Invisalign.