Everyone wants a straight, beautiful smile. Perfectly-lined teeth not only make you look better but improve your confidence, not to mention the health benefits. While traditional braces work, they can be a pain and hassle. With Invisalign from Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you can straighten your teeth without conspicuous, cumbersome, and uncomfortable metal braces.
Traditionally dentists use brackets and wires to move teeth gradually into alignment by applying constant pressure. Invisalign uses the same principle, but your dentist uses clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth instead of metalwork. The aligners are made from smooth, BPA-free plastic for comfort and safety. Plus, these dental aligners are minimally invisible, meaning people won’t be able to tell that you are straightening your teeth unless you say something.
Immediately after its invention, the Invisalign system was primarily used to straighten mildly crooked teeth. However, the treatment has undergone significant improvement over the years, and today dentists use it to resolve numerous orthodontic issues, including:
While Invisalign cosmetically improves your smile, it has numerous health benefits. Straighter teeth are easier to clean because you have fewer “hidden” spots to navigate with your toothbrush. Moreover, Invisalign corrects your bite misalignment, which eliminates TMJ-related problems.
Anyone who wants to align their smile using clear braces in Brandon, Florida, should start by visiting Dr. Trevor Williams. Unlike mail order (DIY) braces, straightening teeth with Invisalign requires you to see an Invisalign dentist. During a consultation, we start by evaluating your dental health. The objective is to ensure you have a healthy jaw bone to support your teeth and that you are free from cavities and gum infections.
If your dental health is in great shape, we digitally scan your mouth and feed the images into sophisticated software which simulates your treatment plan. Using computer-generated images, your dentist can estimate the treatment timeline and visualize how each tooth will move into alignment. Think of Invisalign as “seeing before buying.” You can see your treatment outcome even before the actual treatment begins!
Once we are aligned with the treatment, we send models of your teeth to a dental lab to fabricate your straightening trays. We will notify you when the aligners are ready because the process takes a couple of weeks. When the aligners arrive, you will receive a series of them, and you will wear a set for about two weeks before moving to the next. This pattern continues until your teeth are aligned.
The discreet nature of clear braces is what gets Invisalign patients smiling from ear to ear. The subtle nature of the treatment means you can wear the aligners and go to work or university without being labeled metal mouth.
The other benefits of Invisalign include:
Want a beautiful, straight smile without the hassle of traditional braces? If you are in Brandon, Florida, please dial (813) 560-0447 to book an appointment with Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for Invisalign.
Trevor L. Williams DMD is a General and Cosmetic Dentist serving Brandon, Florida. Having been born and raised in Dover, Florida, he graduated from Plant City High School and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and his Master’s Degree in Microbiology from the University of South Florida. After attending the prestigious dental school at the University of Florida, he worked as an associate in Carrollwood and Lakeland before making Brandon his home.
Dr. Williams is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Clear Aligners, and Florida Dental Association. He is a general and restorative dentist who loves to work with Invisalign and other clear aligners to provide patients with straightened, more aligned smiles.