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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.

By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
September 19, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

Changing your smile with orthodontic care is one of the most obvious ways to overhaul and renew your look. With options like Invisalign, invisalignwhich uses unnoticeable, clear aligner trays instead of metal brackets and wires, you can straighten your smile efficiently and subtly. But how does Invisalign work? What is the science behind this virtually invisible orthodontic treatment? Find out with Dr. Marcia Martinez in Orlando, FL.

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign uses the same principals as traditional braces to move the teeth. Just the right amount of pressure applied to the teeth moves them into their desired positions. However, unlike traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays rather than metal brackets and wires. This gives you the freedom to realign your smile and correct your bite discreetly and effectively. Additionally, Invisalign is completely removable, allowing you to easily clean and care for your teeth and giving you the freedom to eat the foods you love without the hassle of traditional braces.

The Science Behind Invisalign
The design of Invisalign’s aligner trays is based on a calculated prediction of where the teeth will move throughout treatment. The basis for this prediction comes from a 3D model of your mouth taken to your dentist. The series of trays, worn one after another, place pressure onto the teeth little by little. Your dentist may place tooth-colored bumps called attachments onto the teeth to further aid in the distribution of pressure. Attachments help some teeth move more or less than others.

Invisalign Treatment in Orlando, FL
A good candidate for Invisalign is in good general and dental health and would like to commit to improving their smile. Patients should wear Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, making their commitment to the treatment crucial in achieving a positive result.

For more information on Invisalign or how it works, please contact Dr. Marcia Martinez in Orlando, FL. Call (407) 273-6620 to schedule your consultation for Invisalign with Dr. Martinez today!

By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
June 20, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

Ready to get a straighter smile? Find out how Invisalign could give you the smile you want more discreetly.

For many teens and adults, the thought of wearing big metal braces in front of classmates and colleagues may have them just learning toinvisalign live with their crooked smile. But what if your Orlando dentist Dr. Marcia Martinez told you that there was a way to get the smile you want without wearing bulky and obvious braces? Well, there certainly is a way when you choose Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

This revolutionary system provides a more aesthetically pleasing way to straighten smiles without the need for metal brackets and wires. Instead, a series of custom-made clear trays are created to help shift teeth into the proper position.

Since Invisalign aligners are made from nearly invisible plastic it is the perfect solution for working professionals and teens in high school and college who don’t want others to notice their braces. Of course, before you decide to get Invisalign in Orlando it’s important that you find out if you are the ideal candidate for this treatment.

Who Should Consider Invisalign?

While this cosmetic treatment is a great option for many of our patients, it isn’t right for everyone. Sometimes traditional braces end up being the only option for getting the results you desire. By scheduling a consultation with our general dentist in Orlando you can quickly find out whether Invisalign is right for your smile needs.

Whether Invisalign is right for you will depend on the type of dental issues you are looking to correct. Crooked teeth, overcrowding, and gaps between teeth can often be treated with these clear aligners. However, if you are looking to correct more serious jaw positions, you might get better results with regular braces.

Also, because Invisalign trays are removable you’ll also need to be ready to stay committed to your treatment. It may be tempting to remove your aligners but in order to get the best results you should leave them in for at least 22 hours out of the day. While aligners can be removed prior to eating, drinking or brushing your teeth, they should stay on the rest of the time. By not wearing them often enough you risk slowing down your treatment’s progress.

Who doesn’t want a straighter smile? If you want to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment then it’s time you called our Orlando, FL dental office for a consultation. Call Dr. Martinez today!

By Dr. Marcia Martinez
September 21, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign Find out how Invisalign could be the answer to your teen’s straighter smile.

Are you a teenager who is desperately looking for a way to straighten your smile without everyone noticing? Are crooked teeth a source of embarrassment? Do you hate the idea of sporting metal brackets on your teeth just to get the smile you want? Well now you can rest easier because your Orlando dentist Dr. Marcia Martinez offers Invisalign, the clear way to get the smile you want more discreetly. Find out if this orthodontic treatment is right for you or your teen:

Is Invisalign right for my teenager?

This is a very important question, and while your Orlando dentist can certainly look at your teen's smile to determine whether Invisalign can help, there are also certain things that both you and your teen need to think about before deciding if this type of orthodontic treatment is ideal:

Conditions: What dental problem is your teen looking to correct? While Invisalign can treat a variety of conditions, from mild to serious, there are certain complex issues that traditional braces might handle better. If your teen is looking to fix any of these problems then it’s time to consult with your Orlando dentist:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crooked teeth

Finances: How will you pay for Invisalign? Will your insurance cover all or some of the expenses? If you are concerned about how to pay for this treatment we would be happy to work with you any way possible. Feel free to ask your Orlando dentist about payment options to help make Invisalign Teen more affordable.

Discipline: Just because Invisalign is removable doesn’t mean this privilege should be abused. The more often those aligners stay in their mouth the faster their treatment will be. Aligners should be worn between 20 to 22 hours out of the day and swapped out every two weeks for a new set of aligners. Luckily Invisalign Teen has a special way to keep teens accountable for wearing their braces. Each aligner has a blue indicator that fades over time when worn the appropriate amount. This way your Orlando orthodontist can tell if your teen isn't complying with their treatment.

Find out if Invisalign is right for your school-bound teen. Call your Orlando dentist’s office today to schedule a consultation, and let’s get your teen a smile they can be confident in.

By Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.
January 05, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Millions of Americans opt for Invisalign invisible braces to fix their cosmetic dental issues, such as gaps between the teeth and crowding. Invisalign is considered the orthodontic treatment of choice by hundreds of trusted cosmetic dentists across the country. You're probably wondering if Invisalign is the right choice for your teeth—learn more from Orlando dentist Dr. Marcia Martinez, D.M.D.

About Invisalign
Invisalign is a specialized orthodontic treatment that is designed for people who want a quicker and less conspicuous way to complete a braces treatment compared to metal braces. Invisalign requires you to wear a clear, removable plastic tray over your teeth instead of having metal brackets attached to your teeth. 

How Severe Are Your Cosmetic Issues?
One question you’ll have to ask yourself in advance of your visit with Orlando dentist Dr. Marcia Martinez is “just how severe is my cosmetic problem?” Invisalign is a cosmetic treatment designed for people who have mild to moderate orthodontic issues. For instance, if you have a bit of crowding, spacing or misalignment in your teeth an Invisalign tray should be able to take care of it in short order. More serious issues, like extreme overbites or underbites, may require a different orthodontic approach.

What Is Your Timeline?
Another consideration when deciding if Invisalign is right for you is your timeline for fixing your smile. Are you a busy professional? Do you have a big event coming up in the near future and want your teeth to look perfect? If so, invisible braces are your best bet because they require much less time compared to metal braces (usually about six to 12 months compared to up to three years for brackets).

Ask Dr. Martinez 
So are Invisalign braces the right option for you? The only way to know for sure is to schedule an initial consultation appointment to see Orlando dentist Dr. Marcia Martinez today. She wants you to “imagine yourself with a new smile.” Visit her online at http://www.martinezdmd.com or call the direct office line at (407) 273-6620 to request a time for your first visit to her warm, relaxed dentist office located on Curry Ford Road.