Teeth straightening with Invisalign Treatment
Dr. Angela Rasmussen of Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, believes that everyone deserves a beautiful smile, including those who have natural misalignment of the teeth in the dental arch. Whether a patient has gaps between teeth or significant turning of the teeth, they might find themselves avoiding the conversation of straightening the smile for fear of being told they need traditional braces. Instead, our team is pleased to offer an alternative teeth straightening option known as Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
The dentist in our practice describes Invisalign as a transparent aligner tray therapy that gently repositions the teeth with trays instead of metal. The trays are custom-made for the patient, and an entire series is made. Patients wear each tray for two weeks before moving on to the next set. By the end of the series, patients will have their dream smile!
Why address malocclusion?
Misaligned teeth, better known as “malocclusion,” can impact patients in more than just the smile’s appearance. Below are a few ways how malocclusion can affect an individual’s oral health:
- Wear, and trauma can occur due to misaligned teeth and poor bite alignment
- Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean and free from periodontal disease and cavities
- Teeth that are correctly positioned allow for effective brushing and flossing
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
Many patients who hear of this treatment have questions for their dentist, such as whether they can benefit from Invisalign orthodontics. The best candidates are those with mild to moderate malocclusion. Patients should also be free from periodontal disease and cavities to be considered for Invisalign treatment. An evaluation with our team is the best way to find out more about candidacy.
Call Gentle Dentistry today to learn more about Invisalign!
If you are considering teeth straightening options and want to learn more about clear aligners by Invisalign for adults, call the office today at (813) 972-3500. The office is in Tampa, FL at 3500 East Fletcher Avenue, Suite #221, and accepts new patients. Dr. Angela Rasmussen has years of experience and is excited to meet you!