Ditch the metal braces and bring back your confidence. Invisalign clear aligners are specifically designed to give you the smile you want without any of the lifestyle changes you don’t! Here’s how Invisalign doesn’t restrict your foods, drinks, and doesn’t use any wires or brackets.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign braces are a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. It’s the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, backed by more than two decades of innovation.
Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable and virtually invisible. There are no wires and brackets, so you don’t need to change the way you brush and floss. You can even continue to eat all your favorite foods, as you have to take your aligners off whenever you eat or drink. With traditional wires and brackets, there’s a long list of foods you unfortunately can’t enjoy because they can damage or get stuck in your braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®, created exclusively for Invisalign treatments. This plastic is FDA-approved and contains no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. This plastic is what makes Invisalign thin, clear, and a perfect fit for your teeth, making them virtually invisible.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Your doctor will use an iTero optical scanner to take a quick and comfortable, digitally perfect 3D impression of your teeth in as little as two to three minutes. The scanner is a compact, hand-held wand that uses safe, radiation-free laser light and eliminates the need for messy, uncomfortable trays of impression material.
The iTero digital impression and a few close-up photos of your teeth will be uploaded to Invisalign along with your doctor’s specific treatment instructions, to create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right places at the right time, based on your plan. Your doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure that your aligners fit correctly.
Benefits of Invisalign
One of the biggest benefits of these clear aligners is that they are virtually invisible—people may not even notice you’re wearing them! You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could break or irritate your mouth, sending you to your doctor for an emergency visit.
Because Invisalign straightens your teeth, they will improve your dental health. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can maintain healthy, beautiful teeth for a lifetime. And because of Invisalign’s unique properties of comfort, ease of use, and discretion, it is never too late to add years to the health, beauty, and life of your smile.
Invisalign can even help people who have already had braces but have noticed their teeth shifting back to their original state. These clear aligners can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues, from simple to complex.
In order to get the best results, remember to wear your Invisalign aligners 20 to 22 hours a day.
Pinecrest Dental | Invisalign in Pinecrest
Drs. Kenward and Mayoral have more than 20 years of experience as trained Invisalign providers and can treat a wide range of teeth straightening cases with Invisalign clear aligners.
Dr. Ozzie Mayoral believes that the key to finding the right dentist is complete transparency, and he encourages new patients to take the time to get to know more about him and the practice. “It makes me very happy to have patients interview me because I am proud to share my philosophy of practice.”
His philosophy is simple: Happy patient, happy doctor. That means ensuring balance and harmony of the mouth and jaw for function, beauty, stability, and long-term health. It also means giving patients all the best available options and complete autonomy when it comes to making treatment decisions. “I think that patients should know what the best options are and that they ultimately should have 100% of the choice.”
Dr. Scott Kenward believes making his patients comfortable is just as important as delivering expert, high-quality dental care. “We pride ourselves in providing state-of-the-art care, with modern equipment and techniques. We also know that a pleasant environment and friendly, caring and attentive staff is crucial to earning patient trust and providing the best possible patient care.”
His relaxed, easy-going and attentive chair-side manner has earned Dr. Kenward the reputation as a genuinely “nice guy” with a good sense of humor who also happens to be a dentist devoted to delivering comfortable, considerate and high-quality dental care.
Dr. Kenward enjoys spending time with his patients, gaining their confidence by getting to know them and understanding their concerns. In return, patients benefit from his expertise and devotion to delivering comfortable, considerate modern dental care. “One of my greatest strengths is my ability to put patients at ease and to create an atmosphere of open communication with the goal of creating a customized treatment plan for each patient’s needs and desires.”
Since 1993, the Pinecrest Dental Team has evolved to become Miami’s premier dental practice. Together we comprise a dynamic group of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. Make your appointment today!