Properly aligned, straight teeth are not just beautiful, but they are also more comfortable and healthier. An improper bite and crooked teeth may lead to future dental problems that may be expensive to fix and painful. This is why dentist Dr. Mauricio Antezana is pleased to provide Invisalign — clear, removable aligners for his patients in Boca Raton, FL. Made custom to fit your teeth and your unique goals, Invisalign is more comfortable and attractive than traditional metal braces because they may be taken out to make cleaning your teeth and eating much easier. If you are interested in obtaining healthier teeth with the Invisalign system, schedule an appointment at SEDA Dental to receive more information.
There are several factors that may decide the alignment of your teeth: if you sucked your thumb, genetics, missing a tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face. Dental misalignment may cause more 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. Antezana notices one of these issues in your annual examination, he can suggest an orthodontic procedure, such as Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is wonderful for both teens and adults who would like straighter, healthier teeth minus the hassle, pain, and look of braces. Even though the aligners should remain in the majority of the day, Invisalign trays may be removed for cleaning your teeth and eating, plus for special occasions and physical activities. Much less obvious than traditional metal orthodontics that poke and cut your cheeks, your friends and family will typically not know that you are using your Invisalign aligners.
What To Expect
The initial Invisalign aligners will be made using impressions at SEDA Dental. When they are ready, you will come back to receive your initial trays with instructions from Dr. Antezana. You need to keep your aligners in for at least 20 hours every day for your treatment to work properly, ideally taking them out only for cleaning and eating. In time, you will go to your next set of trays as they carefully shift your teeth closer to alignment. You should also schedule follow-ups about every 4 – 6 weeks at SEDA Dental to have your aligning trays assessed and to receive new impressions so your next trays can be ordered. How long you need to use Invisalign trays will differ, depending on the initial condition of your teeth and your smile goals; however, many patients need to wear trays for around a year.
When your bite is aligned, it is crucial to stop your teeth from shifting into their original position. Vivera retainers by Invisalign are made using the same materials to keep your teeth in their new position once your Invisalign treatment is complete. Every retainer is made custom at the Invisalign dental lab based on impressions taken after your orthodontic treatment is complete. Dr. Antezana will discuss with you how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, plus how to clean it after it is sent from the laboratory. Dr. Antezana will also continue watching the alignment of your teeth and bite during your annual examinations to make sure your teeth stay in their new place.
Many of our patients find that part of their treatment cost is paid for by their insurance provider. Our team can also help determine your coverage and identify your out-of-pocket fees. SEDA Dental offers several methods of payment if you are not using insurance. During your consultation, Dr. Antezana will discuss an estimate of costs and how our office can help to make your Invisalign treatment affordable for you with payment plans and medical financing.
Invisalign Teeth Straightening
If you or someone in your family is curious about obtaining healthier, straighter teeth without the drawbacks of metal orthodontics, schedule an appointment with Dr. Antezana to decide if you are a candidate for the Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system. He will create your unique treatment plan with Invisalign at your consultation at SEDA Dental and help start you on the journey to a beautiful smile.