Professional Dental Care in Spring Hill, Florida
Orthodontics: Braces and Invisalign
Crowded crooked teeth? Gaps between your teeth? Misalignment? We can help! Having crooked teeth can not only be aesthetically displeasing but can also cause dental health problems. Overly crowded teeth can lead to difficulty in cleaning consequential cavities. It can also lead to increased gingivitis of your gums and a decline in the overall health of your mouth. We offer two different types of treatments to give you a healthier and straighter smile.
Invisible and comfortable. Invisalign is an invisible solution that allows you to straighten your smile without placement of traditionally undesired wires and brackets. Through a series of clear, removable trays, we are able to gradually straighten your teeth. There are no metal or wires to irritate your lips, cheeks or gums. These trays (called aligners) are comfortable to wear and are removable, so you can eat, drink, brush, and floss as usual. Invisalign can treat the vast majority of adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or something more extreme, Invisalign can help. Invisalign is successful at treating crowding or excess spacing of teeth. It can also be used to treat more complex cases, such as overbites, underbites and even crossbites. Additionally, an Invisalign typically takes less time from start to finish than traditional braces. You’ll see your doctor every month or two to see how you’re progressing, and to receive additional aligner trays that you will switch every two weeks. Commonly, the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but treatment time and number of aligners will vary from case to case.
For some patients, traditional braces may be required to attain optimum bite and esthetic smile. At our initial consultation, we will discuss your specific case, and explore the best method of orthodontics to achieve your desired smile!
After orthodontic care, both traditional braces and Invisalign, it is important to wear a retainer to prevent tooth movement from the ideal positioning. At the end of your treatment we will fabricate retainers for you to take home and wear.