Teeth Straightening Treatment
In the past, awkward, troublesome, and sometimes painful metal braces were the only way to straighten crooked or misplaced teeth. But now, there’s a more convenient and comfortable alternative in the form of clear, customized, and removable aligners.
At Smiles at Doral, we offer the Invisalign® system, a series of aligners that you switch out every two weeks and that gradually shift your teeth until they’re straight and properly aligned.
Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional braces for patients of teenage years and beyond:
- They’re virtually invisible.
- They’re completely removable, allowing you to take them out when you eat, drink, and brush and floss your teeth. You can also remove them for special occasions like weddings, proms, or senior pictures.
- They’re more comfortable because they’re made of smooth plastic – instead of sharp metal parts – which means they won’t irritate your mouth or gums.
- They require less maintenance. There are no fixed metal brackets or wires to adjust, so fewer checkups are required. With Invisalign you only need to see the dentist every four to six weeks.
In addition, the Invisalign system corrects a host of bite problems, such as gapped teeth, overbite, underbite, open bite, crooked teeth, and overly crowded teeth.
Dr. Belkis C. Del Puerto at Smiles at Doral uses Invisalign in many of her restorative cases, customizing each Invisalign system for your teeth. Each aligner is individually manufactured to exact specifications that gradually shift your teeth into place, which is better for the health of your gum tissue and the bone structure of your mouth.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
To find out if you or your teen is a good candidate for the Invisalign system, call our Doral office at (305) 597-2227 and arrange a free consultation with Dr. Del Puerto or you can request one online.