For orthodontic correction without the hassle of traditional metal braces, many patients choose the convenience of newer, innovative techniques. Dr. Susana Moncada is a trusted provider of effective, comfortable Invisalign® and ClearCorrect treatments at her practice in Orlando, FL. Both treatments use a series of clear, custom-crafted mouthpieces to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment, and can be used to correct a variety of orthodontic issues. To find out if you are a candidate for this convenient orthodontic treatment, contact our office today.
Both Invisalign® and ClearCorrect use clear aligner trays made of smooth plastic. These trays come in a series, with each aligner shaped slightly differently to gently shift your teeth and bite into proper alignment. You must wear these aligners for at least 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss. In addition, you will need to brush your teeth after every meal to avoid staining, and clean your mouthpieces every night. Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing the next tray in the series.
You will also visit our office every four to six weeks so that Dr. Moncada can monitor your progress, and provide your next sets of trays. Total treatment time varies from patient to patient. However, the average treatment period for adults lasts about a year.
Patients who are seeking the benefits of orthodontic treatment but want to avoid conspicuous metal braces and wires can often benefit from Invisalign® and ClearCorrect. These treatments are able to address a variety of orthodontic issues, including misalignment, gaps, crowding, and bite issues. Dr. Moncada can help you determine whether your dental issues can be addressed by the aligner trays. In some cases, patients with severe misalignment, significant bite issues, vertical misalignment, or rotated teeth may need to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign® and ClearCorrect can reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease or decay from crowded teeth that are difficult to properly clean, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder from a misaligned bite.
Invisalign® and ClearCorrect can help you achieve the smile you desire without having to wear bulky traditional braces. As a restorative treatment, these clear, custom-made mouthpieces can correct crowding, gaps in teeth, overbite, and underbite. As a cosmetic treatment, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect can provide a more symmetrical smile. These treatments can also reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease or decay from crowded teeth that are difficult to properly clean, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder from a misaligned bite.
Additionally, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect provide significant benefits unavailable with traditional braces. Patients now have the option to avoid the attached system of brackets and wires. This traditional approach secures directly to your teeth, requiring you to avoid certain foods and drinks, and use extra care during daily brushing and flossing. With removable aligner trays, Invisalign® and ClearCorrect allow you to eat whatever you want without worrying about damaging your braces. Regular oral hygiene is also easier without having to navigate around the brackets and wires. In addition clear aligner trays are far more discreet than metal braces, and the smooth plastic will not aggravate your gums or soft tissues.
Invisalign® and ClearCorrect are effective, convenient, and discreet alternatives to traditional braces. To schedule a consultation and determine if these treatments can achieve your oral health goals, contact our office today. Dr. Moncada can address any additional questions you may have about the difference between traditional orthodontics and Invisalign® or ClearCorrect during your visit.