Invisalign Fort LauderdaleWhen you want straight teeth but don’t want braces or porcelain veneers, there is another form of cosmetic dentistry in Fort Lauderdale that can align your smile – Invisalign. This treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligners to effectively and efficiently straighten teeth.

Dr. Charmaine Johnson is the only general dentist in the region who is certified as a Premier Invisalign Provider, a unique status granted to dentists in Fort Lauderdale who successfully treat large numbers of Invisalign cases. Dr. Johnson’s skill and experience has made her a sought-after Invisalign provider, well-known for treating even the most complex cases with excellent results.

The Invisalign Process

Invisalign is customized to every patient and the aligners are designed to move teeth into complete alignment. While every patient’s treatment is unique, the process and rules of wearing Invisalign are the same for everyone:

  • Every day: Invisalign must be worn 20 to 22 hours every day. The aligners are only removed when you’re having a meal or brushing your teeth, about four to six times a day.
  • Two weeks: Each set of Invisalign aligners is worn for about two weeks before being changed out for another set. The aligners are carefully designed to move certain teeth at certain times, a hallmark of the treatment.
  • Six weeks: You will need to see your Fort Lauderdale Invisalign provider about every six weeks for a check-up of your progress and to collect your next sets of aligners. The number of aligners you will have throughout treatment will vary, but can be between 18 and 30 sets.
  • One year: The average Invisalign treatment from start to finish is about 12 months. Some patients will wear their aligners for less time, some for significantly longer. Treatment time will vary based on the positioning of your teeth and your adherence to the rules of wearing Invisalign.

The Clear Alternative to Braces

Clear Alternative to Braces

Invisalign is a consistent and gentle alignment method, which sets it apart from metal braces, along with its characteristics of clear, smooth aligners. Invisalign is meant to be subtle and comfortable, making it appealing to patients of all ages and phases of life.

It is possible for Invisalign to correct underbites, overbites, crossbites, overcrowding, and gaps. These problems are not only an aesthetic issue, but they can cause jaw pain, TMJ problems, enamel erosion, gum recession, abnormal jaw growth, and tooth decay. Correcting misalignment not only creates a beautiful, straight smile, it creates a healthier one.

Benefits of Invisalign

Besides their subtlety and ability to fit easily into your lifestyle, Invisalign offers many benefits to the wearer during treatment, including:

  • No food restrictions: Braces-wearers complain about the foods that are off-limits during their treatment. Not so for Invisalign-wearers. All you need to do is take out your aligners so you can dig into the crunchy, chewy, and sticky foods whenever you want. (Just be sure to brush and floss thoroughly before putting teeth and aligners back together.)
  • Improved confidence: If you’re self-conscious about your misaligned teeth, your confidence will instantly skyrocket as soon as you notice that Invisalign is making a change in the alignment of your teeth. And, you’ll feel confident about smiling and speaking with Invisalign in place because no one can see or detect it because it’s virtually invisible.
  • Easy cleaning: An important job for anyone who wears braces is to meticulously clean in and around their brackets and wires. Invisalign is easy to clean – and so are your teeth. Brush and floss thoroughly as usual and clean the aligners daily as instructed.

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen Fort LauderdaleAdults love Invisalign for the seamless way it fits into their life, but this orthodontic alternative is also ideal for adolescents. Invisalign Teen is designed especially for growing mouths, allowing room for teeth that are still erupting, and even including extra aligners in case some are lost or damaged.

Invisalign Teen is also notable for its small blue wear indicators, located at the back of every aligner. Over time, the blue color will wear off, showing your Fort Lauderdale Invisalign provider that Invisalign Teen is being worn properly.

Are You a Good Candidate for Fort Lauderdale Invisalign?

Schedule your free Invisalign consultation and oral exam with Dr. Johnson to learn more about your treatment options and get answers to all your Invisalign questions. Find out if this innovative treatment is right for your teeth.

To make an appointment, call (954) 627-1799 or click here to request an appointment online.

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