Caring for your smile during Invisalign treatment

InvisalignInvisalign is a wonderful alternative for many of our patients who are seeking realignment of the smile—without metal brackets and wires. Dr. Angela Rasmussen and her team at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, FL are pleased to offer this solution for patients ready to achieve the smile of their dreams. While Invisalign is practically invisible when being worn, it has many other benefits for patients to consider. With Invisalign, patients find it easier than ever to take care of their teeth and gums.

How to take care of the smile with braces

Traditional braces, which utilize metal brackets and wires over the teeth, can make it much more difficult to keep the teeth and gums clean. Some patients struggle with flossing as well, having to find strategic ways to work around the brackets and wires that cover the smile. With Invisalign, caring for the smile is easier than ever. Invisalign trays are removable, allowing patients to take them out and expose their natural teeth. Then, brushing and flossing is done just as before. Patients do not have to work around appliances that can make it more difficult to keep problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease from becoming serious issues for their smiles during treatment. Once patients have brushed and flossed their teeth, the aligner tray can be snapped right back in place.

Ensuring results with Invisalign

Patients considering Invisalign are educated thoroughly on the importance of taking care of their smile during treatment. Additionally, compliance with treatment is necessary to get the results patients desire in the timeframe promised. Invisalign trays need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day to obtain the desired results. In most cases, patients will only remove the trays when they eat, drink, brush, or floss. The remainder of the day—and night—should be committed to wearing the trays to reposition the teeth quickly and effectively.

Learn more about Invisalign with the team at Gentle Dentistry

Call Dr. Angela Rasmussen and her team of professionals in Tampa, FL to schedule an appointment to discuss Invisalign. The practice is located at 3500 East Fletcher Avenue, Suite #221, and can be reached by phone at (813) 922-3093.

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