The benefits of choosing Invisalign for teeth straightening include:
- Easily remove aligners for eating, brushing and flossing - not an option with traditional metal braces
- SMOOTH AND COMFORTABLE TEXTURE - No wires or metal to scratch cheeks
- Put them on and forget about it - no constant visits to the dentist for adjustments
- Custom Fit - Each aligner is designed to fit your mouth
- Clear - Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is virtually invisible
What to expect
dr Hoover and our staff here at NuLife Dental are always available to answer your questions on your journey to straight teeth.
At every appointment, we make you feel right at home by offering relaxing amenities, including:
- TV on the ceiling
- music of your choice
- A coffee bar
- Laughing gas for optimal relaxation
We also offer bacteria-free water for every rinse and procedure. This sterile water, which is supplied to you through Sterisil® filtration, is available throughout our practice.
When you are at NuLife Dental, we want you to feel at home in our state-of-the-art yet relaxing dental practice, which is why we offer the most innovative treatments without sacrificing comfort.
Was ist Invisalign?
NuLife Dental and Med Center is an Orlando Invisalign Certified Provider. Because of this, many people ask us, “What is Invisalign”?
Invisalign is an aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatment alternative to traditional braces. Rather than using bulky wires and brackets that are glued directly to your teeth, Invisalign treatment uses custom-fit, clear aligners that fit directly onto your teeth. Many patients also find Invisalign much more comfortable than traditional braces.
Invisalign is a very clear alternative to ceramic or metal braces, but it requires special training. dr Hoover at NuLife Dental and Med Center is a specially trained Invisalign provider, so you don't need years of research or even the services of your local orthodontist to improve your healthy smile.
How does the Invisalign treatment actually work?
Invisalign works by wearing clear aligners made of a flexible plastic called SmartTrack. SmartTrack is a patented thermoplastic material developed exclusively for Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign is FDA approved for use in the United States. Not only that, Invisalign is also BPA and BPS-free and contains no latex or gluten, so those with allergies or sensitivities can rest assured that Invisalign will not adversely affect them.
Invisalign aligners start working by wearing a series of removable clear plastic aligners that slowly straighten your teeth to give you the best smile possible.
The first step in this process is a consultation with Dr. Hoover to discuss your straightening goals and examine your smile to determine the Invisalign system that best meets your specific needs. The dentist can also discuss the timeline for your new smile with you, as well as the cost and duration of the Invisalign treatment.
dr Hoover creates a specific treatment plan that digitally creates a path of the exact movements of your teeth. The Invisalign clear aligner system designed for you is completely customized.
They gradually and gently move your teeth into the right position by applying pressure to the right places at the right time. This process is led by Dr. Hoover monitors very closely to ensure you are receiving the proper care at all times and that your Invisalign clear aligners are properly seated and functioning throughout your treatment plan.
What are the advantages of Invisalign over traditional braces?
The first and often the most beneficial aspect of Invisalign is the fact that they are very difficult to see and almost invisible when worn. However, traditional braces are very conspicuous and once in place, very difficult to hide. This can sometimes make patients feel self-confident during treatment with traditional braces or other orthodontic procedures.
Another beneficial aspect of Invisalign is that they are completely removable. For example, if you have a special occasion, they can easily be temporarily removed by simply removing them, no need for a visit to the orthodontist or dentist! Brushing and flossing is extremely easy with Invisalign aligners, it's as easy as removing them for your oral hygiene routine. It's that easy.
Some people say it's like invisible braces but without the oral health issues like discoloration or discoloration of the teeth or gum problems.
The best thing about the Invisalign system is that the aligners are like clear retainers. Therefore, they don't have awkward wires poking your cheeks, no metal brackets cutting your lips, they still create a beautiful smile, and are covered by most dental insurance plans. Here in the United States, you can even use funds from your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Hourly Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for them.
Call us and check whether your supplementary dental insurance covers your treatment.
Can Invisalign really straighten my teeth?
No smile is like the other. For this reason, no matter where you choose to receive your Invisalign aligners, your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with your Invisalign-certified physician. At this point, you and your doctor can determine what the expectations are for straighter teeth and how Invisalign aligners can help you and your unique situation.
Using Invisalign to straighten your teeth is not a new concept, in fact over 7 million people have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smile. That number includes more than 1.4 million teenagers.
Invisalign does not guarantee any specific treatment outcome, but encourages you to discuss your treatment expectations and goals at your consultation with your doctor.
I had braces but my teeth shifted, can Invisalign help? Absolutely. Often people get braces and over time lose their retainers or just stop wearing them. Invisalign is perfect for this. If your teeth continue to shift, it is wise to ensure you have and are using the correct retainer.
Is Invisalign only suitable for certain people or situations?
The answer is a clear no! Invisalign aligner treatment is an amazing and wonderful solution for young people and adults alike who are looking for a less intrusive and virtually invisible way to straighten their teeth and improve their overall smile.
Invisalign is the leader in orthodontics with clear aligners. Their advances and innovations have given physicians the ability to fix almost any tooth alignment problem, from the simple to the severe, while outperforming their competition.
Orlando Invisalign at NuLife Dental and Med Center even helps parents monitor whether their child has been wearing their aligners consistently using a small blue dot located on the outside of their child's aligners.
Is there an Invisalign treatment process?
A typical Invisalign treatment in Orlando at the NuLife Dental and Med Center begins with your Invisalign-trained dentist, Dr. Kenya Hoover will conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for their advanced clear aligner system.
We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, so we offer a thorough review. Your assessment may include digital x-ray or 3-D cone beam technology. This digital scan of your teeth gives us a three-dimensional view of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to ensure not only a better fit, but a precise fit. This means there is no messy putty typical of orthodontic processes.
We also rely on virtual surgery planning to determine your Invisalign wear time and give a little taste of what your smile will look like after Invisalign therapy.
After you approve your Invisalign treatment plan, aligners are made specifically for you.
The duration of the average treatments is typically shorter than traditional braces, between 12 and 18 months. This is always determined on a case-by-case basis and individual needs. While the overall treatment takes longer, some patients see results in just a few weeks.
At each visit we make sure the clear aligners are in the correct position to ensure the dental work we perform is most effective. We want every new case and account to receive treatment worthy of VIP status.
You should expect to wear your aligners about 21 hours a day, plus or minus an hour or two. You can also expect to switch to a brand new set of aligners every week or two, unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Hoover arranged.
With each new set of Invisalign aligners, you can expect your smile to be slowly and gently moved until you achieve the perfect smile, without the need for uncomfortable orthodontics.
Start your new year with great results from your Clear Align system.
Are there attachments in addition to Invisalign splints?
The best answer to this question is, it depends. Every smile is different and every case requires a different focus. Some patients require attachments in the form of SmartForce attachments.
These appendages are very small shapes that are tooth-colored. These are attached to your teeth either before or during your Invisalign treatment, depending on your individual plan. They act like a small grip on your tooth. These handles give the aligners something to gently press on. This is very helpful in correcting conditions like an overbite.
Optically, your clear aligners fit smoothly and tightly around the attachments, making them almost imperceptible. Not everyone who uses the Invisalign splints needs attachments.
Does Invisalign cost a lot?
We strive to provide every customer with the best price and value. As you might expect, treatment costs depend on the treatment options you need. However, if you're concerned that the cost is too high, there are options that can make your treatment plan more affordable. You can use dental insurance from your insurance company, tax-free dollars from your HSA or FSA, or even take advantage of the NuLife Dental and Med Center's monthly payment plan through CareCredit.
The cost of Invisalign is similar to the cost of traditional braces, but the quality of life during treatment is different. When choosing between the two, it is always best to understand the pros and cons of the two.
Which is Better, Invisalign or Braces?
There are obvious differences such as fixed devices versus easily detachable clear shells. However, the age of the patient alone can be decisive for this. Small children are more likely to lose the trays or not leave them in place long enough.
What sets Invisalign apart from others is the ease of maintaining oral hygiene while providing a better quality of life. We all know that you shouldn't eat certain foods like popcorn and nuts with traditional metal clips on, and there's good reason for that.
Due to the intended permanent nature of conventional braces, they are a very solid structure. Not only can chewing on nuts break the metal braces and clear braces, but the braces can get small chunks of nuts and other food debris under the gum line, causing an abscess.
Left untreated, these can cause pain, swelling, and even some forms of periodontal disease. The alternative with the advanced clear aligner system is that you can remove the splints while you eat, as you normally would without braces. The system also gives you the ability to brush and floss without the limitations or special techniques inherent in traditional metal braces.
So when considering the cost of braces and the cost of Invisalign, remember to consider human factors like comfort, food, cleaning, tooth staining, and treatment time when using your cost calculator.
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Are there any health concerns with Invisalign?
The main concern that many people have is the presence of Bisphenol A (BPA) found in "plastic" products. Invisalign splints are an FDA-approved part of our clear aligner system. Not only that, the Invisible Aligners are also BPA and BPS free and contain no latex or gluten. This means that people with allergies or sensitivities can rest assured that these invisible aligners will not adversely affect them.
How do I start Invisalign treatment?
Starting new accounts with Invisalign treatment in Orlando at the NuLife Dental and Med Center is as easy as scheduling an appointment! You don't need a single visit to an orthodontic office to straighten your crooked teeth.
While there are other orthodontists and dentists in Orlando who will offer you a free consultation, Dr. Hoover and the dental staff here at NuLife Dental are always committed to helping you feel as comfortable as possible and providing you with the outstanding experience that our patients have come to love and expect.
dr Hoover and our staff here at NuLife Dental are always available to answer your questions on your journey to straight teeth.
If you are considering Invisalign and would like an appointment at our Orlando, FL dental office, contact us today. dr Hoover and our team are here to help you achieve amazing results and a beautiful new smile.
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