If you are one of the thousands of adults in the United States who are unhappy with your teeth, then Invisalign may be the right choice for you. Perhaps your parents didn’t have the money for orthodontia at the time, which could be expensive in years past without insurance. Today, thankfully, times have changed, and orthodontia is very affordable, with many dentists offering payment plans. At Single Visit Dentistry, a trusted orthodontist in Pompano Beach, we accept most insurance plans, and payment plans can always be arranged. Dr. Edwin Delz, DDS, and his compassionate staff make it possible for you to achieve a movie star ready smile.
Perhaps you’ve decided to straighten your teeth later in life and want the best possible result without calling too much attention to your smile? Then Invisalign may be the perfect option for you. A great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening methods, Invisalign is the ideal answer for those who are too self-conscious or just too old to wear conventional metal braces. At Single Visit Dentistry, a trusted orthodontist in Beach, we provide the highest dental care possible for you and your family, including the latest techniques in orthodontia in our state-of-the-art Pompano Beach Office.
What exactly is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth without clunky metal braces and cumbersome rubber bands. Invisalign involves wearing a series of neat, custom-made, clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position. Their beauty—no one will know you have them on while they work their straightening magic. What’s more–they are removable for brushing and flossing purposes but should be replaced immediately after that. Invisalign can fix several dental issues, including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite. But unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign.
How do I know if I am a candidate for Invisalign?
While everyone would like to wear them, not everyone will benefit from Invisalign treatment. Here are some of the reasons why:
The age factor –older teens and adults are the right candidates for Invisalign because they will, in theory, be more responsible with the removable liners. Younger kids need traditional metal braces because they are permanent and can’t be removed easily.
Responsibility – Invisalign plates re removable, so you must be careful to put them back in your mouth every time you brush or floss, and you have to be responsible enough not to lose them. Children, and even some adults, have been known to accidentally take them off at a restroom sink or restaurant and forget them. Parents should always think twice about committing to the Invisalign treatment for their young child when considering the responsibility factor.
The self-conscious factor – If you’re a teen starting to go out on dates, prom, working, and you are just in general self-conscious about making a good impression, then Invisalign would work well for you as opposed to metal braces that scream “look at me–I wear braces.” Adults who are out in the working world, attending meetings, dating, etc. may not want to call attention to their smile by wearing traditional metal braces, especially since food gets stuck in them at the most inopportune times!
The Price – Invisalign is typically a few thousand dollars more than traditional braces. And in a household with several young smiles to fix, orthodontia can get quite expensive. Thus, the risk of losing the Invisalign liners versus the more permanent metal option has to be weighed. Yet, Invisalign has many advantages, and with many orthodontist offices offering payment plans, Invisalign is an attractive choice for many.
How do I find out more about Invisalign?
If you are interested in learning more about the pros and cons of Invisalign, please call or book an initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate. Our goal is to give everyone that visits our practice a great dental experience. We hope you’ll choose Single Visit Dentistry for all your family’s general dentistry and orthodontic needs. Call Dr. Edwin Delz, DDS, your trusted orthodontist in Pompano Beach, today at (954) 870-4781. We look forward to getting to know your smile!