Invisalign® … Bradenton’s Clear Choice for Straightening Teeth

In Bradenton, Florida and throughout the nation, Invisalign technology is the number one choice patients are making for straightening their teeth and creating a beautiful smile. Invisalign’s clear, smooth aligners can easily and comfortably straighten teeth.

Dr. Monika Aneja is a Certified Invisalign Provider who offers Invisalign treatment to not only teens but also adults of all ages. After an initial no-charge consultation to determine your orthodontic needs, Dr. Aneja will create an Invisalign treatment plan that is best for you, and answer your questions. No matter what your age, your appearance will be improved, your teeth will be aligned for a healthy bite relationship, and you will portray a confident smile. It is much easier to keep straight teeth clean compared to crowded ones, and as a result, your gum tissue health will improve as well. Better tooth alignment can also create an ideal starting point for more conservative treatment planning if you are looking to change tooth color and/or shape with future veneers or crowns.

What types of orthodontic needs can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign technology is very effective for treating mild to moderate tooth crowding or spacing issues, including gaps between teeth, overlapping teeth, protruding teeth—even an underbite or overbite.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a series of clear aligning trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth. Based on your treatment plan and a 3D model of your mouth, a computer generates the custom trays that you will change out about every two weeks. Each successive set of trays will gently move your teeth more along the ideal tooth migration path. As your teeth move, you will see a gradual improvement in your smile and more ideal tooth relationships.

Why do patients love Invisalign?

Although you are likely to experience some tenderness and tingling after each new aligner is inserted, due to tooth movement, you will be more comfortable than wearing traditional braces because the aligners are smooth and will not irritate the soft tissue of your mouth. Patients find they get used to wearing their trays and speaking normally within a few hours of inserting each new tray. Because wearers remove the trays each time they eat and clean their teeth, they can enjoy any foods and are more able to thoroughly clean their mouths. Because Invisalign aligners are clear, many times, others won’t even know patients are wearing them. And, best of all, patients love the results of an attractive and healthy smile!

Is Invisalign more expensive than traditional braces?

Invisalign does not cost more than traditional braces, and many patients complete treatment within one year. Mint Dental in Bradenton offers the CareCredit credit service for financing your treatment.

Why are 1 in 5 Invisalign patients adults?

Many adults, who would have benefited from braces when they were young but were unable or unwilling to wear braces then, do not want to wear traditional braces in their adult years. Invisalign technology allows them to live a normal adult life while straightening their teeth. In addition, adults who did undergo orthodontics previously, may be experiencing tooth movement or relapse, and Invisalign is an easy way to treat such conditions. Overall, adults appreciate the convenience and flexibility this treatment affords, and they are grateful for this opportunity to have an esthetic, more youthful smile and healthier mouth.

How does Invisalign make a mouth healthier?

Proper alignment of teeth is essential for best biting function and minimal wear on opposing teeth. Misaligned teeth may increase the incidence of grinding and/or clenching, possibly resulting in jaw pain, cracked or broken teeth, and worn tooth surfaces. Proper spacing not only makes it easier to eat, but also improves oral hygiene by relieving overcrowding. When teeth are crowded, it is more difficult for toothbrush bristles to reach around all tooth surfaces, which increases plaque and calculus build up. Plaque and calculus increase a patient’s risk for developing cavities and gum disease. Straight teeth result in healthier gums, and cleaner longer-lasting teeth and dental restorations.

How can you find out if Invisalign is right for you?

Call us today for your free Invisalign evaluation. Dr. Aneja will be happy to examine your mouth, discuss your smile and oral health objectives, answer your questions, and advise you about the best course of orthodontic treatment for your oral health circumstances.

For a textbook definition on Invisalign, read this article.