General Dentists, General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentists, Endodontists, Implant Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Boyton Beach, FL

Invisalign® has treated and transformed at least 17 million smiles, including around 4.5 million teens. If you want to straighten your teeth but don’t want the hassle of traditional braces, Invisalign is a great option. Khalid Aldorri, DDS, and the team at Dorri’s Dental offer expert Invisalign treatments to patients in Boynton Beach, Florida. If you’re interested in booking a free consultation, call the friendly staff today or reach out online. 

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that corrects tooth placement and structure using clear, thin aligners. Invisalign may avoid wires, brackets, and the hassle of metal braces. 

Your provider uses a state-of-the-art iTero Element™ scanner to quickly create a detailed, 3D scan of your current smile. This helps them understand your orthodontic needs and develop a customized Invisalign treatment plan.

Invisalign’s SmartTrack™ technology generates a series of aligners, and they fit snugly over your teeth. The aligners successfully move your teeth in tiny increments. 

What can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can help cosmetically revitalize your smile and also treat several dental issues, including: 

  • Small or large gaps in the teeth
  • Crowded or cramped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crossbite

Bite alignment is also key in swallowing, chewing, breathing, and maintaining proper facial structure. 

What are the pros and cons of Invisalign? 

The pros and cons of Invisalign include: 

Pros of Invisalign

  • Less noticeable than traditional braces 
  • Easily removable 
  • No dietary restrictions 
  • Easier brushing and flossing
  • Fewer bacteria than when wearing braces 

Invisalign may also avoid emergency orthodontist visits due to metal braces issues. 

Cons of Invisalign

  • Treats minor (not complex) teeth issues 
  • Requires a commitment to wearing aligners 20-22 hours every day 
  • Can cause unplanned bite issues 
  • Teeth soreness when removed 
  • Potential to lose when taking out 

If you have cavities and/or gum disease, you must have it treated before getting Invisalign. 

How does Invisalign work? 

Invisalign makes several versions of the clear, plastic aligner trays that move your teeth incrementally.

You’ll need to put in and remove the aligner trays at home and commit to wearing them 20-22 hours a day. You should always remove aligners when eating, brushing, or flossing your teeth. 

You’ll need to wear each tray for 1-2 weeks and visit Dorri’s Dental every 6-8 weeks to receive your next round of aligners.

Depending on how complex your dental needs are, Invisalign could start showing results in a few weeks. You may even complete treatment in as little as six months, but most people require a longer treatment time. 

During treatment, it’s vital to maintain your oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss regularly, and visit Dorri’s Dental at least twice a year for routine cleanings. 

Call Dorri’s Dental today to schedule a free Invisalign consultation, or reach out online.