THE HISTORY OF INVISALIGN
The first Invisalign patient was treated in 2000. That was over 22 years ago. Since then, more than 5 million patients in 90 countries across the world have been treated by over 100,000 Invisalign-trained orthodontists. The Invisalign specialists at Guzman Orthodontics in Tampa are recognized as one of the leading Invisalign providers in the area and offer an appealing alternative to traditional metal braces. The Invisalign cosmetic advantage makes it the only acceptable option for some people.
ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN: APPEARANCE!
Media coverage is not the only benefit that Invisalign provides. Invisalign also has numerous oral health advantages. Metal braces are difficult to clean up. They have crevices and holes that hold onto debris and are difficult to dislodge. Metal braces effectively rip up toothbrushes, and strangely, even the smallest food particles serve as an upscale hotel for bacteria: the bacteria that cause plaque, tooth decay, and gum disease. Patients wearing metal braces are at an increased risk of weakened tooth enamel around their brackets. In contrast to tooth straighteners, Invisalign Tampa trays are worn before the patient eats, and the patient can brush and floss normally and clean trays before putting them back on. Invisalign Tampa is much less prone to increasing oral health risks than metal braces.
Anyone who has experienced banning braces knows they can cause cuts to your tongue, lips, and cheeks. This is even more so if, for example, a wire becomes loose and becomes a barb. Invisalign Tampa trays are flexible plastic, having a gentle force. In addition, the relative pressures of teeth using Invisalign in Tampa are much less than those of braces. There’s less risk, in general, of damage to patients’ teeth.
Finally, most patients find the comfort of Invisalign treatment in Tampa more comfortable and less hassle than the standard treatment methodology: less social stress, fewer complications, and faster treatment times than with metal. Align Technology’s data demonstrates the national average treatment duration is 12 months…
SO WHAT’S THE CATCH?
At this point, you may wonder why an orthodontic patient would want to settle for anything other than Invisalign Tampa. Nevertheless, you notice that others appear to agree with you. Successful Invisalign Tampa therapy requires some measure of patient participation to produce optimal results. It’s not much of a catch, especially when a patient knows what to expect.
LIFE WITH ALIGNERS
The average treatment period is between 12 and 18 months but can be 24 to 36 months in complex cases. Patients must wear their Invisalign trays 20-22 hours out of every 24. You must remove them before eating anything. You must also remove them before drinking anything other than water. Beverages with color, including red wine, will tend to discolor the plastic. Sugars in beverages, including dry white wine, can seep between the aligners and teeth, leading to problems with decay. Hot liquids are another problem.
After eating, it is imperative to brush and floss before replacing the aligner trays. This is a must. Otherwise, the aligners can capture food residue and squash it in your teeth. Additionally, it is good to clean aligners themselves before putting them back in. Cleaning aligners is simple. You brush them thoroughly and wash them. Rinse it in cold water because heat may deform an aligner. That can change the pressure on the tooth at the same time. This is another reason for avoiding hot drinks.
IS INVISALIGN TOO MUCH TROUBLE TO WEAR?
You have figured out that you’ll be prepared by making a list of everything you’ll need while eating. Keep in mind that our orthodontist in Tampa may provide you with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and flossing equipment for your Invisalign Tampa trays, and, of course, you’ll need someplace to store them while they’re out. There may be more than the usual number of trips to the bathroom. That’s the enchilada of Invisalign’s Tampa “burden” on patients. People adapt very quickly. Weigh this against the upside.
That is a fair question if you’re still looking for a catch. Most orthodontists agree that the GO Invisalign Tampa method causes less pain than metal braces. Moreover, any pain is typically less severe and shorter-lasting. Research tends to confirm what orthodontists know from their experience. The technology enabling fine precision in shaping each patient’s aligners is a key part of the Invisalign Tampa advantage. Thus, the importance of avoiding hot drinks, as noted before. Invisalign Tampa trays treat a patient well when the patient treats the trays well!
There is no better time than right now to schedule a consultation with Go Ortho Tampa if you’re prepared to start the journey to a more confident and attractive smile. From the initial assessment to the ultimate transformation, our committed staff is ready to assist you at every stage of the procedure. You may be confident that your Invisalign adventure will be successful because of our knowledge and dedication to perfection.
Finally, Invisalign has revolutionized orthodontic care, and Go Ortho Tampa is your dependable partner in maximizing the benefits of this innovative approach. The path to a perfect smile has been completely reimagined with Invisalign, from greater comfort and shorter treatment periods to improved aesthetics. Schedule a consultation and begin the process of getting the smile you’ve always wanted, call or email us right away. At Go Ortho Tampa, your path to dental change begins.