When it comes to straightening teeth, metallic braces have traditionally been the gold standard and the go-to orthodontic treatment for the best results. And while still one of the most common methods of orthodontia, metallic braces now have competition with the increasing popularity of Invisalign, which can offer the same results in less time and inconvenience for dental patients of all ages who are looking for a more modern option to metallic brackets, wires and rubber bands. At Cromer & Cairns Dental, we offer a wide range of state-of-the-art procedures – including Invisalign – that ensure optimal results for our patients in Vero Beach.
For anyone who hasn’t heard of Invisalign, it’s an orthodontic system that uses 3D computer graphics to design and manufacture customized clear appliances called aligners that are virtually undetectable, easy-to-use and comfortable to wear. As an invisible way to straighten your teeth without the need for metallic braces, Invisalign can give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. It works through a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that are changed approximately every two weeks that no one can tell you’re wearing. Because the aligners are invisible, it allows Cromer & Cairns Dental patients in Vero Beach to smile more during treatment as well as after.
As is common with decisions about many dental products and procedures, cost often plays a role. However, the cost of Invisalign depends on the complexity of a patient’s case, just as it would with other types of orthodontic treatments. For Invisalign, the cost is generally more expensive than traditional braces, but patients should find out what their individual treatment involves by contacting Cromer & Cairns Dental for a complementary appointment in Vero Beach. We also do not let finances stand in the way of getting a beautiful smile and offer a number of payment plans that make any treatment fit our patient’s budget.
Regarding the success of Invisalign aligners, in both clinical research and in orthodontic and dental practices nationwide, Invisalign has been proven effective at straightening teeth. From an aesthetic standpoint, the aligners are nearly invisible and look similar to clear tooth-whitening trays, but are custom-made for a better fit to move teeth. Like brackets and wires, the Invisalign aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that stage.