Achieve a straighter smile with ease through Invisalign® at DeFuniak Springs Family Dental.

Your Invisalign® Dentist in DeFuniak Springs, FL

At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we’re committed to offering the latest orthodontic technology, including Invisalign® — the clear alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign® uses a series of custom-made, clear aligners to gently shift your teeth into place, offering a virtually invisible way to improve your smile. Whether you’re looking to correct overcrowding, gaps, or misalignment, our team is here to guide you through the Invisalign® process, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Post-Treatment Care

First 3-6 Months After Invisalign®

After completing orthodontic treatment, it’s important to wear your retainers consistently to maintain your new smile. During the first three months, you should wear them day and night, removing them only for eating and brushing your teeth. After that, you can wear them at night only. It’s essential to wear them regularly, as neglecting to do so can cause your teeth to shift. Retainers usually last up to two years but may wear out sooner if you grind or clench your teeth unconsciously. The first tray used intensively for the initial three months is also prone to stretching. Several uncommon factors, like irregular retainer use, can lead to premature stretching. Regardless of the cause, teeth may shift even if the retainer is used as instructed.

Every 6 Months

It’s recommended to try on a new duplicate retainer every six months to maintain your teeth’s alignment. If the new retainers feel noticeably tighter, your current set has stretched, and you should switch to a new set to prevent teeth shifting.

Having only one set of retainers makes it challenging to detect teeth shifting until it becomes apparent, which is usually too late to prevent changes in your smile. Getting new retainers through a scan or impression will help stop further shifting, but it won’t realign your teeth to their previous ideal position.

  • How does the Invisalign® process work?

    The Invisalign® treatment process begins with a consultation at DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, where we assess your suitability for Invisalign® and discuss your smile goals. We then use advanced 3D imaging technology to create a precise treatment plan, showing the step-by-step transformation of your smile. Your custom aligners are crafted to fit snugly over your teeth, each set gently moving them closer to their final position. You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next set, with check-ups every 6 to 8 weeks to monitor progress. The duration of your treatment will depend on the complexity of your case, but many patients achieve their new smile in as little as 12 to 18 months.

  • Invisalign® vs. braces - what's the difference?

    While both Invisalign® and traditional braces aim to straighten teeth and improve oral health, there are key differences:

    – Visibility: Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible, making them a discreet option compared to metal braces.
    – Comfort: Invisalign® aligners are made from smooth plastic, reducing the risk of irritation inside your mouth.
    – Convenience: Invisalign® aligners are removable, allowing for easier eating, brushing, and flossing.
    – Treatment Time: Treatment times can vary, but Invisalign® often offers a shorter duration than traditional braces, depending on the case’s complexity.

  • Who can use Invisalign®?

    Invisalign® is suitable for most teens and adults looking for a less noticeable form of orthodontic treatment. It’s effective for correcting many dental issues, including overcrowding, gaps, and bite irregularities. However, the best way to determine if Invisalign® is right for you is through a consultation with our DeFuniak Springs Family Dental team. We’ll evaluate your specific needs and goals to recommend the best treatment option.

    At DeFuniak Springs Family Dental, we’re here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign®. Contact us today to start your journey to a straighter, more confident smile.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about Invisalign®, please contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

DeFuniak Springs Family Dental

746 Baldwin Ave
DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435
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