Braces help people with malocclusions have a perfect bite and smile. Traditional braces utilize a series of metal brackets and wires to slowly push the teeth into the desired position. The tension of the wires going through the brackets determines the amount of force on each tooth. Braces have worked well for many decades but often potential patients, especially adults, have been reluctant to wear a mouthful of wire for several years. Invisalign West Palm Beach from Freeman & Haas Orthodontics is a good alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign West Palm Beach uses a series of clear plastic trays, aligners, to gently move the teeth into position. Our doctors will first do a complete examination to determine if Invisalign is right for you and then explain all the particulars of the system and the treatment plan to you, including using 3-D color imaging to illustrate the procedure. This 3-D imaging along with our dentist’s measurements will be used by Invisalign to create a custom series of aligners to facilitate the moving of your teeth into proper alignment. The first aligners will be placed into your mouth and our doctor will give you specific details on its use and care. The aligners will be worn all day and night and only removed by you to eat and clean your teeth. After about two weeks the first aligner will be replaced by the next in the series. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks before the patient moves on to the next. The number of aligners in the series depends on your specific needs, generally there are between 13 – 48 aligners in the series.
Invisalign West Palm Beach have a number of advantages over traditional braces and other alternative orthodontic systems. First of all, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. The second advantage is that they are removable by the users. Since you take them out to eat, our patients are free to eat whatever they like. Invisalign wearers also have an easier time properly cleaning and flossing their teeth because there are no wires blocking the brush and floss. If you bite is bothering you come in to our office and let one of our doctors examine your mouth to see if Invisalign or one of our other orthodontic options is right for you.