Dr. Albert Fontaine, a Clearwater Invisalign provider, gives his patients options for correcting teeth alignment issues. If patients, especially adult patients, want to avoid the metal-mouth look, they should ask Dr. Fontaine if they qualify as a candidate for Invisalign treatment.
The Invisalign treatment involves a set of transparent aligners that are custom designed for your treatment plan. The aligners consist of medical grade plastic and are not only comfortable to wear, but also can be worn unnoticed. Millions of people have chosen Invisalign since its debut in 1997. You will use several sets of aligners during your journey to a beautiful smile with Invisalign. The aligners must be worn at all times, except when you are eating and brushing your teeth. According to Invisalign.com, treatment traditionally lasts a year for most adults. Invisalign braces are perfect for many patients, including adults, and especially those whose bite only requires minor adjustments.
The Invisalign Teen treatment in most ways is similar to the Invisalign treatment. Unlike the Invisalign braces, Invisalign Teen aligners contain eruption tabs to make room for the eruption of the second molars. Invisalign Teen also has indicator tabs that fade as teens use their aligners. These tabs show parents and orthodontists if the patient is wearing the aligners for the time assigned. The tabs should be faded or at least mostly faded if worn for the prescribed times. Teens can expect for the treatment to last 18 months or less. Invisalign Teen is best for patients with minor correction for crowding, spacing, crossbite, underbite or overbite issues.
Dr. Fontaine wants to ensure that his clients get the best treatment to meet their orthodontic needs and their lifestyle. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatment are a suitable alternative for a patient that needs slight correction for straightening teeth or aligning their bite. Contact Dr. Fontaine today, to schedule a consultation for the Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment.