Invisalign & Clear Aligners in Sarasota, FL
People tend to associate orthodontics with the awkward, teenage years, but the truth is that it’s never too late to have an attractive, healthy smile. Traditional braces aren’t necessary for many of the alignment problems that adults face. Since the focus tends to be on straightening the teeth that show when your smile, your options will be faster, less costly, and more subtle than you might expect.
Sarasota dentist Dr. Kaya Aygen is certified in both Invisalign and Clear Aligners – two orthodontic treatment options that straighten your teeth safely and fairly quickly. Both of these options are perfect for the adults who doesn’t want to mar their professional or mature image with traditional metal braces.
Are either of these innovative orthodontic techniques right for you?
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses translucent plastic aligners to nudge your teeth into a more appropriate position. When the aligners are in place on your teeth, most people won’t even be able to see them, which is why many refer to this treatment as “invisible braces.”
Invisalign is worn around the clock but removed for eating, drinking hot liquids, and oral hygiene. This gives Invisalign a number of advantages over traditional orthodontics. You don’t have to limit the types of foods you can enjoy, and you don’t have to worry about brushing and flossing around brackets and wires.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear Aligners uses tooth-colored brackets and wires to quickly straighten the teeth that show when you smile. On average, treatment time with Clear Aligners takes about six months! This makes Clear Aligners one of the fastest orthodontic treatment options around – a great choice if you have a special occasion coming up that you want to look your best for.
Why Should You Straighten Your Teeth?
Teeth that are too tightly crowded, twisted, or overlapping can actually increase your risk for decay and gum disease. This is because it’s harder for your toothbrush and floss to reach these areas, which means that food particles remain on your enamel for longer and plaque can form and stay put in between cleanings. If you can’t floss properly, plaque can build up beneath the gum line and create a place for bacteria to thrive. Even gaps between teeth can create a problem since food can get trapped between your teeth and lead to bad breath and other problems.
The best way to find out if these treatments can help you improve the health and appearance of your smile is to contact Sarasota Dental Arts and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaya Aygen. Dr. Aygen will examine your teeth, discuss your concerns, and listen to your goals. He’ll provide the recommendation that he believes will give you the best results.
Snowbirds are always welcome at our Sarasota dental office! Since your treatment time may extend the length of your stay in Sarasota, we are happy to coordinate care with your dentist in your hometown so that you don’t experience any gaps in treatment. Let us know if this applies to you so that we can contact your dentist and create a treatment plan.
We’re looking forward to seeing your smile! Give us a call today to get your appointment with Dr. Aygen!