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What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an excellent alternative to metal braces

Written by south Florida cosmetic dentist Dr. Jeffrey Lissauer, serving Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach

Invisalign The Clear Alternative to Braces

Invisalign® is a revolutionary technique to move teeth without using traditional braces. Instead of conventional metal brackets, Invisalign utilizes a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners to gradually align and straighten teeth. These removable plastic aligners are basically unnoticeable, and they efficiently correct your rotated and misaligned teeth into a beautiful new smile.

What does Invisalign help correct?

  • Crowded teeth
  • Spacing between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Titled or angulated teeth
  • Deep bite (meaning your top front teeth come too far down and cover too much of your bottom front teeth)
  • Open bite (meaning there is gap between your top front teeth and your bottom front teeth)
  • Too much overjet (meaning your top front teeth are too far in front of your bottom front teeth)

What dentist should you see for Invisalign?
Only general dentists and orthodontists that have completed the appropriate training are able to offer Invisalign in their offices. In essence, Invisalign is a form of cosmetic dentistry as you and your dentist work together to makeover your smile. Thus, you should feel comfortable speaking about your aspirations and hesitations with your Invisalign dentist, because you need to design the perfect smile together. Years of experience, ample training, and, most importantly, an artistic touch are the important characteristics to look for.

We understand that the internet provides limited information about Invisalign. Thus, we decided to write this series of articles for the enjoyment of our patients. We hope that you find the articles informative as they explain everything about Invisalign. Please read along and enjoy the articles!

My view on how Invisalign® has changed dentistry:

Invisalign is certainly one of the greatest dental inventions since I began practicing over twenty-five years ago. Adults that were previously reluctant or embarrassed to have braces are now embracing Invisalign. Best of all, they truly enjoy the Invisalign process. They love watching their teeth gradually move, aligning into a beautiful smile. As a cosmetic dentist, I could not ask for anything better. When combining teeth whitening, veneers and implants with Invisalign, any Smile Makeover is becoming possible. If you have any questions about Invisalign or cosmetic dentistry, please feel free to contact us.

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