Herb Bennett, DMD
Dentist located in Leesburg, FL
Is a mouthful of metal actually a better option over crooked, misaligned teeth? What if you could avoid both? Herb Bennett, DMD and the team at HB Dental in Leesburg, Florida, can perform Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. Call HB Dental or schedule an appointment online today if you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.
The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.
Is Invisalign really better than braces?
Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Invisalign offers the following benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:
- Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
- Comfort, because the smooth plastic reduces the risk of mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
- Convenience, because when you need to floss, brush your teeth, or eat, you can just take out the aligners
- Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign can effectively fix mild to moderate dental misalignments, such as:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Relapse after braces
Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues. Dr. Bennett might recommend an alternative treatment if this is the case. Schedule an appointment to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?
Dr. Bennett will start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. He / She may use a digital scanner to create 3-D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. Using these, Dr. Bennett will develop a precise treatment plan.
Then Dr. Bennett customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners may be made. At the end of this process, your smile will have its new shape!
Call HB Dental or book an appointment online today to talk to Dr. Bennett about straightening your teeth without unattractive, uncomfortable braces.