By Impressive Smiles Dental
November 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   invisalign   orthodontics  

You've likely heard of Invisalign, the orthodontic system that straightens your teeth with clear plastic trays that aren't conspicuous like invisalignregular braces. Dr. Robert Perez, your dentist in Tampa, Florida, offers Invisalign as part of his services at Impressive Smiles Tampa, giving his patients the opportunity to discreetly straighten their teeth. The advantages of Invisalign are easy to see, as you'll read about here!

"Hidden" benefits

Invisalign's innovative design allows you to straighten your teeth without the brackets and wires associated with traditional metal braces. The clear, flexible plastic aligners, which look similar to teeth whitening trays, rest against your teeth in a way that makes them almost invisible. While you're wearing them, they place pressure on the appropriate teeth to guide them into the proper position. As your teeth begin to move into place, you'll switch out your aligner for the next one in the series your Tampa dentist has created for you. On average, most patients wear each aligner for about two weeks.

Ease of care

Metal braces can be difficult to clean, which can put you at risk for tooth decay and other oral health problems. They also limit what you can eat due to the risk of bending or even breaking the hardware. But Invisalign, offered by your Tampa dentist, eliminates these issues by being totally removable for eating, drinking, and cleaning. This means you are not only free to enjoy the foods you always have, but you can easily brush and floss after meals and thoroughly clean the aligners before wearing them again. Invisalign works best when the aligners are worn between 20 and 22 hours each day, including while you sleep, but the rest of the time allows you to comfortably and safely eat and drink what you like.

If your smile could use some tuning up, contact Dr. Robert Perez at Impressive Smiles Tampa to learn more about Invisalign and how it can help you!