If you are thinking about undergoing orthodontic treatment in Pompano Beach to achieve a straighter, more attractive smile, you have several options to consider. Traditional braces have been very popular for years, and remain so today because they are very effective. Another option that has become available in recent years is the Invisalign® procedure, a system of clear aligners that also work to straighten the teeth. Advancements in dentistry have improved on it to make it a very comfortable, easy-to-use, and effective procedure. Amador Dentistry is excited to be able to provide this treatment to help patients in Pompano Beach get the smile they’ve always wanted.
First, it’s important to understand how orthodontic treatment works in general. By applying a subtle, yet constant pressure on the teeth, the position of the teeth can be changed. Traditional metal braces do this using a system of brackets adhered to the surface of the teeth and connected with a wire. The wire is periodically tightened, creating the pressure on the teeth to move them along the gumline.
The Invisalign procedure uses a system of clear aligners that are custom-fit to the teeth to exert the right amount of pressure to change their position. It can be used to address alignment issues such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite.
To begin the Invisalign treatment, you will need to have a consultation with your dentist at Amador Dentistry. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign in Pompano Beach, your dentist will take detailed measurements and impressions of your teeth. The technology involved with the Invisalign treatment allows your dentist to create a custom treatment plan that shows the projected movement of the teeth as well as a preview of the final result. The aligners will be created according to the treatment plan.
To complete the treatment, you will need to wear each aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day. You can take them out to eat, but you will have to be careful to make sure that the teeth are clean before the aligner is worn again to prevent cavities or stains from developing. Occasional check-up appointments will be required with your dentist to ensure that treatment is going as planned.