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Dentist in Orlando, FL
Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
5180 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 273-6620
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By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
January 10, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Orthodontic treatment has changed. It's quicker, more comfortable and more precise than ever before. Its cosmetics have improved, too, as evidenced by versatile and discreet Invisalign clear aligners. Used by millions across the globe, the Invisalign helps patients achieve healthy, attractive smiles without the obvious appearance of metal braces. Dr. Marcia Martinez offers Invisalign in her Orlando office. Chances are you qualify for a new smile through Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system uses custom-fabricated acrylic appliances, instead of wires and brackets, to shift selected teeth into optimal positions with better bite, smile aesthetics and overall health. In other words, Invisalign aligners do what conventional braces do.

Here's how Invisalign differs. Invisalign aligners are:

  • Smooth
  • Crystal Clear
  • Removable for meals, hygiene and picture taking
  • Thin and unnoticeable
  • Easily cleaned

In addition, these appliances do not irritate gums, tongue, lips or other soft tissues of the mouth, and they do not restrict what a person eats as metal, ceramic or lingual braces do. Treatment times are shorter, too--typically nine to 18 months.

Can you choose Invisalign?

A complete examination and special three-dimensional scans tell both you and your dentist if Invisalign is right for your mild to moderate smile alignment problems. Invisalign can correct issues such as:

  • Protruding front teeth
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Orthodontic relapse
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

However, the most complicated cases need conventional orthodontia. Also, as the patient, you must be willing and able to wear the aligners for the required 20 to 22 hours per day to keep treatment on track. Dr. Martinez sees her Invisalign patients every four to six weeks to check on progress and to deliver the next pairs of aligners. There are 18 to 30 pairs in total, depending on the specifics of your case.

After treatment

You should wear a retainer to keep your new smile in perfect alignment. Also, keep your good oral hygiene habits, and see Dr. Martinez every six months for a hygienic cleaning, check-up and X-rays when required.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says crooked teeth impact your oral health and self-image. So, when you complete your treatment with Invisalign, you can look forward to years of a vibrant smile which will make you feel great.

Contact us

To learn more about orthodontic options, such as Invisalign, contact Dr. Martinez and her team. They'll explain your options for a new smile. Call today: (407) 273-6620.