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Invisalign Miami | Clear Aligners for South Florida Teens & Adults

From Miami to Pembroke Pines, more often than not when people think of braces they now also think of Invisalign. Invisalign is a manufacturer of clear orthodontic aligners that offer an alternative to conventional braces. Treatment consists of a series of clear aligners often referred to as trays, which progressively force teeth to move into the correct position over time. Although Invisalign is an alternative solution to braces, it is not for everyone as many dentists may have you believe.

When it comes to Invisalign, braces, or any other orthodontic procedure your average family dentist typically lacks the proper training to correctly diagnose, plan and treat your orthodontic issues. Your family dentist serves a similar purpose to your family doctor. They are there to help you with your general needs such as check-ups, cleanings, etc., but they should refer you to a specialist if you need a dental procedure that is outside of their training, such as oral surgery or orthodontics. This is very similar to going to your family doctor for a checkup and being diagnosed with a heart issue. Family doctors wouldn’t perform your heart surgery himself! They would refer you to a heart specialist (cardiologist) who would then give you the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.

While both orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health they do this in different ways. A dentist is a professional who studies the medical specialty dealing with the teeth, gums, nerves, and jaw. On the other hand, an orthodontist is a dentist with specialized training who focuses on the alignment of teeth, correcting bites, and occlusion. While all orthodontists are dentists, not all dentists are orthodontists!

At Lakes Orthodontics we are an orthodontic specialist dealing exclusively with correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. Dr. Carmen Briceño Crespi is also the only board-certified orthodontist specialist (https://www.americanboardortho.com) between Doral and Pembroke Pines. As a Miami board-certified orthodontist, Dr. Briceño Crespi has taken hundreds of additional hours of education, which makes her the most qualified specialist with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide you with the highest level of patient care.

We are also Invisalign Preferred Providers, which means that we have achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with Invisalign treatment options. The Invisalign system now offers three types of treatment plans which can be tailored to your specific needs:

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Invisalign

Also known as Invisalign complete, is the most popular prescription for individuals who have never had orthodontic treatment. This is available for initial submission, mid-course correction, and refinement. On average this type of case takes about 12 months for adults. However, the actual length of treatment can only be determined by an orthodontic specialist.

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Invisalign Teen

Many teenagers that are in need of Invisalign treatment are very self-conscious about their appearance. Invisalign Teen is a treatment option that offers an almost invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions and less than appealing look that come with metal braces.

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Invisalign Express

Not everyone has huge gaps, underbite and or other severe case and for this type of patient, Invisalign has developed Invisalign Express. Invisalign Express treats simple cases in 4-6 months with as little as 5 to 10 aligners. Invisalign Express can also be used as a phase II treatment after conventional braces I order to assure your teeth will not migrate back to their old positions.

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Invisalign Kids at Miami Lakes Orthodontics

Braces are more commonplace in our society than ever before. However, traditional braces are not what most people desire anymore. Fixing your teeth without advertising it so blatantly appeals to teens and adults alike. This is where Invisalign becomes relevant.

Similar to traditional braces, you’ll need to wear your aligner for most of the day. A big deciding factor for a lot of people thinking about getting Invisalign is that they can periodically take them out. It is true that they can be removed for things like brushing your teeth or eating dinner, and you won’t see too many restrictions for aligner wearers. Remember, though, that they must remain on your teeth for at least twenty hours a day. Otherwise, the desired results will not be reached efficiently.

You will be very familiar with your toothbrush once you start wearing the Invisalign. Much like braces that have wires, making sure that your teeth are clean is a vital part of the entire process. Without these important details, your likelihood of a better smile will be low. Bringing toothbrushes and travel sized toothpaste with you everywhere you go is a great idea.

Your fight for straight pearly whites should not be mistaken for a quick fix with the Invisalign. Unfortunately, there is no short and sweet procedure to make your teeth straight in an hour or so. Time, working with a qualified orthodontist and compliance is what will give you the teeth you will love. Let the treatment do its job. After your treatment time is over, your dentist will also suggest you wear a nighttime retainer to keep your teeth in place over time.

54% of users proclaim that they felt some slight pain when beginning the teeth straightening treatment compared to the 34% who were without any aching. Any irritation normally starts when the dentist applies Invisalign because the pressure of the invisible braces hurt, as they are essentially pushing your teeth together.

Depending on the severity of your dental issues, Invisalign might not be suited for you. It is perfect for people who have gaps, overbites, crowded teeth, and similar mild cases. However, if you need a solution for more complicated tooth or bite problems, the Invisalign may not be a good option for fixing your smile issues.

If coffee is a main beverage in your life, consider that you could have to give it up or at least cut down on how much you are drinking. This is due to the fact your Invisalign will stain and everyone will see the coffee on your teeth.  Most heavy coffee drinkers cut down on the frequency of drinking coffee or often time drink it through a straw or have smaller doses of coffee such as an espresso in order to bypass the teeth contacting the coffee.

You cannot brush your Invisalign while still on the teeth. They must be taken out and cleaned with regular soap and water. If not, you may experience a less than clean feeling in your mouth.

An amazing side effect that several patients see is the loss of weight from their bodies. You cannot indulge in snacks like you did before your invisible braces were put on. Your allotted eating time will decrease as well. This helps many patients control their diet and lose weight.

Invisible yet effective, these braces go undetected by most. Braces are often the first noticed feature of those who wear them. People who wear Invisalign are not defined by their braces.

Treatment plans vary depending on both the dentist and your mouth. Contact us for more information or to find an orthodontist near you.