Transform Your Smile With Invisalign
Why choose Invisalign over traditional braces?
Comfort and convenience are not words normally associated with traditional braces. Brackets tend to irritate the inside of the mouth and make treatment obvious to everyone. Martine A. DeCambre, DDS is the premier Port St. Lucie orthodontist to see if discretion, comfort, and convenience are important during realignment.
Invisalign trays are made from strong clear plastic that is as inconspicuous as it is comfortable. Traditional braces require patients to eliminate certain foods from their diets to prevent damage to the wires and brackets. Because the plastic trays are removable, there are no diet restrictions involved beyond choosing foods, snacks, and drinks that will not promote tooth decay. Patients are also able to brush and floss normally, so it is less likely there will be lasting damage to the surface of the teeth like that which is common with braces. Invisalign offers teens and adults a nearly invisible way to realign teeth.
What types of dental issues can be corrected with Invisalign?
As technology advances, treatment options expand. While mild cases of crooked and protruding teeth are relatively easy to correct, Invisalign now treats more serious cases of malocclusion, gaps between teeth, overcrowding, and bite issues. The newest trays can even be fitted with rubber bands which make Invisalign an option for even more people.
How does Invisalign work?
Better x-ray technology provides dentists like Dr. Martine A. DeCambre the chance to develop custom treatment plans for their patients. Dr. DeCambre uses a 3-D image to create a visual representation of the movement of teeth from start to finish. Trays are then made to guide teeth into position over a period of time. Length of treatment can vary from 6 months to 2 years depending on severity of dental issues. Patients change trays according to a predetermined schedule, with each tray moving teeth one step closer to their final position. Like most other forms of orthodontic realignment, a retainer will likely be required to prevent teeth from migrating back to their original positions.
Related Health Benefits
Properly aligned teeth are often accompanied by healthier gums because the gums fit more closely to the teeth. It can be difficult to clean hidden spaces in between overlapping or overcrowded teeth, which causes plaque to build-up, eventually leading to tooth decay and inflamed gums. As the clear trays move teeth into position, brushing and flossing are more important than ever to prevent plaque build-up and overgrowth of bacteria. Too much bacteria in the mouth can affect heart health when it is carried through the blood to end up deposited on the wall of the heart. Since the plastic trays are removed when eating and cleaning teeth, patients with Invisalign tend to have better oral hygiene, resulting in improved overall health.
Braces for Us provides the residents of Port St. Lucie, FL with a warm caring environment in which to explore orthodontic services provided by Invisalign.