Invisalign® Treatment in Orlando
Every day, we see adult patients who wish they’d had braces during childhood. At Sand Lake Dental, Dr. Maali and the rest of our staff want to turn that wish into a dream come true. Invisalign allows us to do just that. This orthodontic treatment uses clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into their proper alignment. Chances are only you and Dr. Maali will ever know that you’re wearing braces!
We understand that as an adult, you may not be in a position to wear traditional braces with highly visible and even distracting metal brackets and wires. You have a career and social life to consider. These are the elements of your life that make Invisalign a perfect choice for adults who want to straighten their teeth.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
When you come to Dr. Maali for an orthodontic evaluation, he will examine your teeth and your occlusion to make sure you are a qualified candidate for Invisalign. Most patients are because Invisalign is designed to treat a wide variety of cases. If approved, we’ll then take a comprehensive series of photos, X-rays, and impressions. The Invisalign lab will use these to develop a 3D representation of your smile. Dr. Maali and Invisalign designers will work together to create a treatment plan based on this 3D image. The plan not only guides the production of your customized aligners, but also allows you to see what your smile will eventually look like even before you begin treatment. This is a very reassuring step for patients, giving them the confidence to proceed with Invisalign braces.
Your Invisalign clear plastic aligners will be sent to us as a sequential series of sets—one for your upper row of teeth and one for your lower row. You’ll wear each set for approximately two weeks. Dr. Maali will want you to wear your Invisalign braces for most of the hours every day. However, you will be able to easily remove your aligners when it’s to eat or brush and floss your teeth. With Invisalign, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods, including the ones that are not allowed with traditional braces, such as popcorn, chewy candy, and extremely hard foods. After eating, brush and floss your teeth as you normally do. This is a particular advantage that Invisalign offers over metal brackets and wires—there is much less risk of dental problems such as cavities and gum disease because your ability to brush and floss is not made more difficult by Invisalign.
As you go through treatment, Dr. Maali will want to see you periodically to check your progress. However, there won’t be any time-consuming and sometimes uncomfortable adjustments as there are with traditional braces. Most of our patients complete their orthodontic treatment with Invisalign after 10 to 12 months. Then, you’ll look in the mirror and see that the smile you always wished for has become a dream come true!
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation
In Orlando, Invisalign is available at Sand Lake Dental. Call our office at (407) 603-3300 for more details about how Invisalign might work for you!