If you have an imperfectly aligned smile that affects the appearance of the smile or the alignment of the natural bite, you may be afraid to talk to your dentist about addressing these issues for fear of learning that traditional braces are your only option. While metal bracket-and-wire braces are an effective way of realigning the dental arch, they are not the only choice today! Thanks to continued advances in orthodontia, patients can now realign their teeth with a more discreet option known as Invisalign. At Bayshore Dental Center, Dr. Omari Sheehy is pleased to provide this alternative to many patients ready for a beautiful smile!
What is Invisalign?
Dr. Sheehy describes Invisalign as a modern alternative to traditional braces. Instead of metal wires and brackets, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that are custom-made to fit the patient’s smile. These trays are worn for two weeks at a time, and patients change them every 14 days to the next one in the series for gradual repositioning of the teeth over several months.
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign orthodontics?
Invisalign is an excellent option for anyone who wants straighter teeth without the appearance of wearing braces. They are perfect for adults and teens alike—Invisalign even offers unique aligners explicitly designed for teenagers! The aligner trays are beneficial for patients with mild to moderate teeth misalignment who want a more discreet option for realigning their smile.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
There are many reasons why patients choose Invisalign orthodontics. Below are just a couple of the benefits they provide:
- Discreet realignment of the smile
- Comfortable aligner trays
- Trays are easy to clean and care for
- Patients progress through treatment with fewer dental appointments
- Invisalign is comparable in cost with traditional braces
- Trays are removable to brush and floss easily
Please request an appointment with our providers at Bayshore Dental Center
To learn more about how Invisalign orthodontics can help straighten your smile, contact Dr. Omari Sheehy today at (813) 324-6007. The office is conveniently located in Seffner, FL, at 810 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite #2900. It is open to new patients in and around the communities of Tampa, Brandon, Valrico, Riverview, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Lakeland, Plant City, and Mango, FL