Crooked teeth are not only a cosmetic issue but a dental health issue as well. Food can get trapped between two teeth that are so close, you cannot floss between them. This can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. At Aventura Dental Center, we offer one of the best advances in orthodontic technology: Invisalign clear braces. These braces correct misaligned teeth and provide a more pleasing cosmetic than traditional metal braces. Aventura, FL dentist Dr. David Bistritz can perform a full assessment during a one-on-one consultation at our office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Call our front desk today to schedule an appointment.
What to Expect
If you and Dr. Bistritz decide that Invisalign is right for you, your treatment will start with digital x-rays and dental impressions that will be used to create your first set of teeth aligners. Dr. Bistritz will help you understand how to wear and care for your aligners, as well as when and how long you can remove them (Invisalign should be worn 20 – 22 hours per day). Most aligners will be worn for two weeks before you switch to a new set, but this can vary based on your progress and treatment plan. Dental visits should be scheduled about every six weeks to check the fit of the current aligners and take impressions for new trays. During your treatment, Dr. Bistritz will be able to give you a better estimate of how much longer you will be wearing Invisalign, but the average patient wears aligners for about one year.
Once the teeth are in proper alignment, it is important to use a Vivera retainer to maintain the results. A retainer does not need to be worn as many hours a day as Invisalign teeth aligners (most patients only wear their retainer at night), but this will be determined by Dr. Bistritz. You should continue to visit our office twice a year for professional dental cleanings and exams, and follow a good home oral care routine to keep your newly straightened teeth healthy.
The total cost of Invisalign will depend on the complexity of the patient's case and how many different sets of aligners are created during the treatment period. Dental insurance may cover some of the cost of Invisalign, but this varies greatly depending on the insurance company and policy. Our front office can contact your insurance to calculate what they will cover and what will be billed directly to you. We can also help make Invisalign more affordable through our payment options and financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
For adults and older teens who have nice teeth but need a little extra help getting to a perfectly straight and beautiful smile, Invisalign clear teeth aligners can help you get to your goal in comfort and style. With a series of clear aligners that can be easily removed when needed, you can have your best smile without cumbersome, unattractive metal braces. Talk to your dentist about your teeth straightening concerns and decide if Invisalign is right for you.