Custom-fitted clear braces make it easy to bring teeth into alignment
Creating a more attractive smile doesn’t always require advanced procedures. Sometimes it can be as simple as straightening your teeth. Dr. Dennis Lucas recommends Invisalign® clear braces for appropriate patients because of their ability to gradually move teeth into alignment without the appearance and functional challenges common with traditional metal braces.
Dr. Lucas uses a combination of Invisalign’s clear aligners and retainers to promote long-term alignment success. The first step in the process involves using a specialized scanner to take a precise 3D scan of your teeth. This enables the Invisalign experts to produce your first set of custom aligners so you can start your journey to a beautiful smile.
Subsequent aligners continue the movement process. Most patients begin seeing results in a few weeks, with the Invisalign treatment complete in as little as six months depending on the complexity of your alignment issues.
How is Invisalign’s technology different from other straightening options?
The most obvious benefit to the Invisalign® teeth straightening system is its clean appearance. Rather than using traditional attached metal braces, Invisalign gives you a removable and virtually invisible option that does not call attention to your teeth straightening efforts.
You don’t have to change the way you brush or floss your teeth because there are no wires or brackets to navigate around like there are with metal braces. Not only that, but you can continue to eat all your favorite foods with virtually no change to your quality of life.
Dr. Lucas will help you monitor your teeth alignment following the Invisalign process. Vivera retainers, made by the same team that makes the Invisalign clear aligners, help keep your teeth in alignment over the long term. These custom-fit retainers also are virtually invisible, and many patients gradually reduce their need for retainers until they wear them only a few nights per week.
Contact us to schedule an evaluation and learn whether the Invisalign teeth straightening system is right for you.
About Dr. Dennis Lucas – Naples, Florida, dentist
Dr. Dennis Lucas performs cosmetic and restorative dental techniques, as well as traditional preventive dental services for patients in and around Naples, Florida. His expertise, supported by the latest in dental technology, ensures oral health plays a role in his patients’ total healthcare picture. Call (239) 262-5851 to schedule an appointment.