Invisalign® Parkland Florida Invisalign Specialist Straightening your teeth can change your life in dramatic ways by giving you a new-found sense of confidence. If you want straighter teeth but don’t want to wear traditional braces, Invisalign® is a great option that has been used for years with great success. The Invisalign clear aligner system is an innovative method of straightening the teeth and is perfect for anyone who wants a smile makeover without the mess and fuss of metal braces. Dr. Tatyana Nudel, DMD is a certified Premier Provider for Invisalign in the Parkland area. What Is Invisalign? Using a series of clear aligner trays, Invisalign is designed to straighten the teeth gradually over the course of several months. Crafted from clear plastic, the trays are barely noticeable. They provide a good alternative to metal braces, particularly because they are gentler on soft tissues and custom-fitted to the patient’s mouth. One of the best things about Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, which means you can still enjoy all your favorite foods without having to worry about the messy cleanup associated with braces. How to Know If You Are a Good Candidate for Invisalign? Although our Parkland dentist must make a full assessment of your teeth to determine whether or not you are a good candidate, there are several conditions that typically qualify a patient for this type of treatment. They include: Crossbite Overbite Underbite Crowded teeth Gapped teeth Misaligned teeth What to Expect When You Get Invisalign? Our Parkland dentist will conduct a full exam of the patient’s teeth to assess the best course of action to align them. Together, the patient and doctor discuss expectations and options. If the patient is a good candidate, and most people are, a treatment plan is created and the process begins. What Are the Benefits of Invisalign? As with traditional braces, patients can expect several positive changes in their lives when they straighten their teeth through Invisalign. These benefits include: Improved bite Improved ability to chew Easy to clean the teeth since the aligners are removable Teeth that are well-aligned are easier to keep clean Reduction in teeth-related headaches and jaw pain What Are the Differences Between Invisalign and Braces? Patients who choose to straighten their teeth using Invisalign rather than traditional braces benefit in several ways. These advantages include: More attractive in appearance because they are nearly invisible Offers greater comfort than traditional braces Removable aligners promote better oral hygiene Creates less soft-tissue damage than wire-and-metal braces Invisalign is more effective in correcting gapping, crowding of the teeth, and bite issues Similar to the cost of traditional braces Does Invisalign Cost More Than Traditional Braces? The actual cost of Invisalign is comparable to the expense of getting traditional braces, but may vary if additional procedures are needed prior to treatment. Please request an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Nudel to obtain a specific estimate of how much Invisalign will cost for you. How Long Does It Take for My Teeth to Look Straighter When I Get Invisalign? Typically, it takes between six and eighteen months to straighten the teeth using Invisalign. The actual amount of time depends upon several factors, including: The patient’s commitment to wearing the aligners for 22 hours a day The severity and number of misaligned teeth Keeping scheduled appointments to receive the next tray in the series Please contact Dedicated Dental Group in Parkland if you would like more information on Invisalign or a consultation with our specialist.