At Dental Excellence of Brandon, we are committed to making each phase of your orthodontic treatment convenient and comfortable, whether you are undergoing alignment corrections or entering the retention phase of treatment. We are pleased to provide custom-made aligner appliances such as Invisalign® and retainers.
Invisalign in Brandon, Florida, uses a series of clear plastic aligners that are custom made and computer generated to straighten your smile. You will trade out your aligners for a fresh pair every two weeks to continue guiding your teeth gradually into place. During treatment, you will visit our office periodically to ensure your smile is progressing at the proper rate. Invisalign treats much of the same orthodontic problems as traditional braces but Invisalign has distinct advantages.
Why choose Invisalign? Convenience and comfort. While braces are very reliable for treating children, as an adult who is interested in a straighter smile you may want an option that suits your lifestyle. You can be fitted for your aligners with a simple digital scan of your smile. You can remove them for brushing and flossing and for meals which means you can continue to enjoy your favorite food! The aligners are extremely comfortable and do not require visits with the dentist for adjustments. You only need to see Dr. Conte to check your progress and to find out if it is time for your next set of aligners. Finally, because Invisalign uses a patented clear thermoplastic material and the aligners fit snugly against your teeth no one except you and our dentist needs to know you are wearing them!
Retainers are custom-made dental appliances that maintain the alignment of your teeth following orthodontic treatment. Over time, your teeth can begin to shift and reverse the effects of orthodontic treatment. A retainer ensures that your teeth remain in the proper position and keep their functionality. Dr. Conte will help you determine whether a retainer is needed at the completion of your orthodontic care.
Because every smile is different, there is no set length of time for wearing a retainer. You may need wear yours for a few months, or even longer depending on your smile. But it is important to wear your retainer as directed by Dr. Conte. We will give you a case for your retainer and you should keep it with you in your pocket, purse, backpack or briefcase. Retainers can be expensive to replace and the case is a safe place to store your retainer during meals, sports or other activities. You should clean your retainer every night and the best way to do that is to brush it gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a very mild, non-abrasive toothpaste. You can also periodically soak it in denture solution.
To begin your treatment with Invisalign or retainers in Brandon, Florida, we invite you to contact Dental Excellence of Brandon at 813-681-5515 to schedule your consultation with our dentist, Dr. Conte. We are committed to your oral healthcare, so call now!