If you’ve always wanted a straighter smile but don’t like the look of traditional metal braces, consider Invisalign®. At Lach Orthodontic Specialists, we offer this treatment in Orlando, FL and the surrounding areas. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of this innovative orthodontic procedure.
What Is Invisalign®, and How Does it Work?
The Invisalign® system straightens teeth over time using a series of custom-made plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. Not only are these aligners comfortable to wear, they’re virtually undetectable to others. Like traditional braces, the aligners are designed to move teeth by applying force. About once a week, you’ll change to the next set of aligners based on the custom treatment plan we’ll create for you. At the end of the Invisalign® process, you’ll be left with the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.
What Are the Benefits Compared with Traditional Metal Braces?
With Invisalign®, you’ll typically see treatment time up to 50 percent shorter than you would be able to achieve with standard braces. Patients also usually see more predictable results, with clinical research showing that the projection of tooth movement is 75 percent more accurate with this system. Our patients find the aligners comfortable to wear and easy to put on and take off. If you’re considering Invisalign® for teens, you’ll appreciate the compliance indicator that shows them when it’s time to switch to the next aligner. Because patients remove the aligners when eating, you can eat all your favorite foods without worry.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?
We recommend this system for patients who want to improve the appearance of gaps in the teeth, an overbite, an underbite, an open bite (in which the top teeth are unable to make appropriate contact with the bottom teeth), misalignment of the upper and lower jaws that causes crossbite, and crowding. A consultation at our offices can help us determine if Invisalign® is the right treatment option for you.
How Do I Care for My Aligners?
Our patients must wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day for optimal results. You’ll be able to remove them to eat and brush and floss your teeth. Aligners are easy to clean with lukewarm water or with the Invisalign® cleaning kit. After receiving your aligners, Dr. Lach will let you know in detail the best ways to take care of them.
If you’re ready to learn more about how this process can give you your best possible smile, visit Lach Orthodontic Specialists for Invisalign® in Oviedo, FL and Orlando, FL. As the number 1 Invisalign® provider in Orlando, Dr. Lach has the expertise needed to help you achieve your best smile. Contact us today to learn more about orthodontic treatment at Lach Orthodontic Specialists and to schedule your consultation.