Properly aligned, straight teeth are not only attractive, but they are healthier and more comfortable. Crooked teeth and an improper bite can lead to long-term dental issues that can become painful and expensive to fix. This is why SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach is pleased to offer Invisalign — removable, clear teeth aligners for our patients. Custom made for your teeth and your specific needs, Invisalign is more attractive and comfortable than traditional metal braces since they can be removed to make cleaning your teeth and eating much easier. If you are interested in getting straighter teeth with the Invisalign system, schedule a consultation at SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach to learn more.
There are several factors that can determine your teeth alignment: genetics, thumbsucking as a child, the loss of a tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face. Dental misalignment can lead to other oral health problems, including dental malocclusion (a bad bite), abnormal enamel wear, trouble speaking and chewing, as well as toothaches and jaw pain. If a member of our team identifies any of these issues during your annual exam, we may recommend an orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is wonderful for both adults and teens who want straighter teeth without the pain, hassle, and appearance of braces. While they do need to be worn for most of the time, Invisalign trays can be taken out for eating and brushing your teeth, as well as for special events and playing sports. Far more discreet than traditional metal braces that cut and poke your cheeks, your friends and family will typically not know that you are wearing your Invisalign tray.
What To Expect
Your first set of Invisalign trays will be created using digital impressions at SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach. Once they are ready, you will return to get your first sets along with care instructions from a member of our team. You need to wear your aligners at least 20 – 22 hours each day for the system to be effective, ideally removing them only for eating and cleaning. Over time, you will progress to the next set of trays as they gently move your teeth into alignment. You should schedule follow-ups about every 4 – 6 weeks at SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach to have the fit of your aligners assessed and to have additional digital impressions taken so your next aligners can be created. The length of time that you use Invisalign trays will vary based on the original position of your teeth and your cosmetic goals, but most patients wear aligners for about one year.
When your teeth are in alignment, it is crucial to keep them from moving back into their old position. Invisalign's Vivera retainers are made with the same comfortable materials to help keep your teeth in their new position after your treatment is complete. Each retainer is custom made at the Invisalign dental laboratory based on digital impressions taken once your treatment is complete. We will talk to you about how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, plus how to care for it once it is sent from the lab. We will also continue to watch the alignment of your teeth and bite during your annual exams to ensure they remain in the correct position.
For most patients, some of their Invisalign treatment cost is covered by dental insurance. Our office will confirm your benefits and calculate your out-of-pocket costs prior to your treatment. SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach accepts several methods of payment for patients who do not have dental insurance. In your consultation, we can discuss an estimate of costs and ways to make your treatment affordable for you, including flexible payment plans and medical financing.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
If you or your child are curious about getting straighter, healthier teeth without the problems of metal braces, schedule a consultation at our North Miami Beach, FL facility to decide if you are a candidate for the Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system. Our skilled team can develop your unique treatment plan with Invisalign at your appointment at SEDA Dental of North Miami Beach and get you started on the path to a beautiful smile.