Instead of wearing conventional braces, patients of The MIAMI Institute straighten their smiles with clear, removable alignment trays. The doctor is an Invisalign certified provider, making it simpler and easier than ever for our patients to enjoy healthy, straight smiles.
At The MIAMI Institute, we offer Invisalign braces for our patients that require realignment of their bite – either due to aesthetic or functional reasons. Bite discrepancies not only interfere with aesthetics – they also impact the overall wear and health of the teeth. Straightening the teeth into a harmonious relationship limits the amount of therapeutic or restorative care needed later on.
For nearly 20 years, Invisalign has been one of the leading treatment options for clear adult orthodontics. What once began as a comfortable, clear alternative to traditional braces has revolutionized itself into one of the most effective treatment options yet.
With Invisalign, the doctor can transform your smile’s position, alignment, and function. Patients of The MIAMI Institute find that Invisalign is a much more comfortable alternative to conventional orthodontics, providing them with more freedom and flexibility throughout their normal daily activities.
Wearing fixed braces can make it difficult to keep your teeth as clean as they should be, which frequently leads to unwanted complications like “white spots,” gingivitis, and increased tooth decay. Choosing Invisalign means you can straighten your teeth without the added burden and maintenance of metal braces.
Because each set of aligners is custom molded to fit around your individual teeth, you will not have to worry about irritation to your lips or cheeks. The thin aligners refrain from interfering with speech or smiling, almost as if you weren’t in braces at all.
Using Invisalign, the doctor is able to correct a number of aesthetic and functional concerns, such as crowding, overbites, crossbites, and more. He may even recommend Invisalign for patients who suffer from TMJ pain or disorders due to an unhealthy bite relationship.
Being an Invisalign patient requires a commitment to wear the aligners as prescribed. Forgetting to change them out or wear them an adequate amount of time each day will prevent progress. Fortunately, most patients of The MIAMI Institute are committed to their home care instructions, providing them with successful results every time.
In most cases, Invisalign allows us to eliminate* the need for traditional orthodontic therapy, yet provides identical results. Even more complex situations can successfully be treated with Invisalign in a minimal amount of time.
The best way to determine whether or not you are a candidate for Invisalign is to schedule a visit with the doctor. Together in our private consultation suite, you will discuss what corrections can be made, as well as the estimated duration of your treatment.
The Invisalign process uses a digital scan of your smile to create a 3D replica using our state-of-the-art treatment software. The doctor then makes adjustments to the 3D image, creating a smile that is properly aligned, one tooth at a time. This information is then transferred to Invisalign laboratories, where your aligners will be made.
Each set of crystal-clear aligners will gently guide your teeth into a desirable position. The doctor carefully oversees the process to make changes as necessary. As you progress onto the next set of removable aligners, your teeth are guided even further along. Step by step, the aligners reposition your smile using mild pressure without the use of bulky appliances. Once you’ve reached your final set of aligners, you will have the straighter smile that you originally had in mind.
Wearing Invisalign is extremely simple. The doctor recommends that you keep your aligners in for at least 20-22 hours per day. This provides you with enough time to remove your aligners during meals or for oral hygiene purposes.
After two weeks, change your aligners out with the next set in the series. Patients of The MIAMI Institute are able to bring several sets of Invisalign aligners home at a time, limiting the number of visits you need to schedule at our office. The doctor will assess your bite every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure things are progressing, as they should.
Although Invisalign is different for everyone, the majority of our patients complete their treatment within 12 to 18 months. The doctor will be able to provide you with an estimated duration during your initial consultation.
It is easy to maintain your new smile after Invisalign therapy. The doctor will have a custom retainer created for you to wear each night. This prevents your teeth from relapsing into their previous position. If we combine additional services as part of a smile makeover, we will update your retainer to fit appropriately.
If the doctor is completing a smile makeover or full mouth rehabilitation, he may choose to use Invisalign prior to the delivery of any fixed cosmetic services. This creates a harmonious relationship between the upper and lower jaws, so that they bite together properly.
When the teeth bite together in a healthy way, it limits the amount of pressure exerted onto misaligned teeth. As a result, the doctor can use less invasive cosmetic techniques to enhance the appearance of your smile without worrying about them chipping or wearing away.
One example of this would be using bonding or a porcelain veneer instead of needing a full coverage crown. This minimizes the amount of adjustments needed on your natural teeth, yet provides the most dramatic results possible.
Many of our patients choose to use Invisalign as a part of their smile makeover because of its enhanced oral health benefits. Call The MIAMI Institute today to schedule an Invisalign consultation to find out more.
Send this to friend