Orthodontic care is a key factor when it comes to oral health. However, this oftentimes implies the use of some sort of treatment, which is most commonly braces.

Braces have been around for centuries, but they can be bothersome: possibly painful, difficult to clean, and obtrusive. They are also quite noticeable on the teeth, which a lot of people dislike.

However, there is an alternate method which has become increasingly more popular over the years. Meet Invisalign: an invisible form of orthodontic treatment that provides patients with happy, healthy smiles in the most discreet way possible.

It can treat mild to severe cases, making it the ideal alternative for those who wish to achieve a perfect set of teeth without the added complications of braces. Invisalign is consists of a set of clear, custom made aligners, which can be taken out at any given moment. However, for quickest and best results, we advise to only take them out for eating and brushing.

Invisalign aligners move teeth by applying precise force to key points, achieving a controlled movement of tooth placement toward the desired result. Contrary to traditional treatments, such as braces, Invisalign controls the amount of tooth movement as well as the time it takes to achieve it.

During every stage of Invisalign treatment, a specific section of teeth is targeted, resulting in an efficient system of force that guides the teeth toward the desired final position.

Invisalign can be used on patients of all ages, but is especially popular with teenagers and young adults due to its nearly invisible appearance. Children can also opt for this method, though prior consultation is always recommended.

No two cases are the same, so it is extremely important to consult a professional and make sure you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment. Visit Dr. deRoode at her Miami offices for a consultation and receive a preview of what your new smile will look like with Invisalign!

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