Crooked or crowded teeth not only impact your appearance; they can also lead to more serious dental problems because it is more difficult to properly clean teeth that are spaced too close together. However, many teens and adults hesitate to seek orthodontic treatment because they do not want to deal with the hassle and appearance of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, Invisalign®, provided an experienced Lake Mary orthodontist, can give you straighter, healthier teeth without the discomfort of unsightly wires and brackets. Invisalign® uses customized clear aligner trays to gently and effectively straighten your teeth. Though Dr. Steven Hochfelder does not provide Invisalign® himself, he can refer you to a trusted area orthodontist for treatment. Contact us today to learn more.
How Invisalign® Works
Before receiving Invisalign® treatment, you will have a thorough evaluation with your orthodontist. He will examine your bite, and you will discuss your expected results. Your orthodontist will then take impressions of your teeth. Dental technicians use these impressions to create a series of clear aligner trays. You will wear these aligners every day for about a year, although the length of treatment is different for each patient. Every two weeks, you will start to use a new aligner in the series, and they will gently and gradually guide your teeth into their proper position.
Is Invisalign® for You?
Invisalign® can correct a wide range of dental issues, including:
- Open bites
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
Thanks to recent developments in Invisalign® technology, orthodontists can now correct even severe bite issues with these discreet aligners.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign® treatment has a number of benefits that may make it the ideal choice for your orthodontic needs. First, in contrast to the brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign® trays are very discreet, and virtually invisible to those around you. Second, the clear aligners are removable. This means you can brush and floss normally, reducing the risk of discoloration and decay. It also means you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods without fear of damaging your braces. Simply remove your mouthpiece during meals, brush and floss after eating, give your mouthpiece a quick rinse, then place it back in your mouth. Finally, Invisalign® treatment is typically more comfortable than traditional braces. The clear surface of the trays is unlikely to irritate your lips and gums, and the gentle pressure applied by each mouthpiece is much more comfortable than traditional orthodontics. Most importantly, Invisalign® treatment is highly effective and can give you straighter teeth, a healthier smile, and a greater sense of confidence.
Contact our office today to learn more about Invisalign®. You can discuss your concerns and your goals with Dr. Hochfelder, and he can provide you with a referral to a top area orthodontist. Dr. Hochfelder maintains professional relationships with orthodontists in Lake Mary, Orlando, Winter Park, and surrounding areas. He will gladly help you find a specialist who will meet your needs and provide you with a healthier, more stunning smile.