Are you looking for the latest in orthodontics? Straighten your teeth quickly and easily with Invisalign.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that uses clear plastic aligners to gradually shift teeth into the proper position over time. This treatment option is discreet and virtually invisible. Dr. Jim Lassiter provides Invisalign as a cosmetic treatment to patients in his Jay, Florida dental office. Dr. Lassiter and his dental team are dedicated to helping patients of all ages receive a healthier and happier smile.
Why Should You Straighten Crooked Teeth?
Misaligned teeth can cause these dental problems:
- Speech issues
- Uneven bite
- Wear and tear
- Tooth decay
- Cracked teeth
- Jaw strain
Crooked teeth may make it difficult to clean areas between teeth. If these spaces are not cleaned properly, bacteria can form and plaque may build-up, resulting in tooth decay. Straight teeth not only look great but make it easier to clean teeth and gums more effectively.
Benefits of Invisalign
Straightening crooked teeth with Invisalign can help patients prevent problems that plague crooked teeth such as gum disease and tooth decay. Using Invisalign to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth may also protect against conditions such as teeth clenching and grinding as well as sleep apnea. Invisalign is often a faster and more comfortable treatment option than traditional metal braces, which can pinch the gum tissue surrounding teeth and often have an average treatment time that spans several years. The average time of treatment with Invisalign is twelve months or less. Patients who use Invisalign can also take clear aligners out to eat and brush their teeth, so there are no dietary restrictions.
Treatment with Invisalign
During your initial evaluation, Dr. Lassiter will discuss your goals for your smile and take dental impressions and photographs of teeth. Using the information gathered at the examination, he will create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Once you receive your aligners, they will be worn for about 2 weeks for 20-22 hours per day, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. With each new set of aligners, your teeth will move closer to their optimal alignment. Clean your new aligners daily with gentle brushing using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Invisalign treatment is no more painful than traditional braces. You may feel some mild pressure or discomfort as you adjust to each new aligner, but this discomfort will fade as your teeth adjust.
Financing Orthodontic Treatment
There are many insurance plans that now cover at least a portion of the cost of orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign. Our staff would be happy to speak to your insurance provider on your behalf to maximize any available coverage for this specific treatment. If you need assistance financing any portion of treatment not covered by insurance, please speak with our staff. We will work with you to develop a payment plan that fits comfortably within your budget.
Contact Our Office
Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? Try Invisalign. You can call 850.203.3318 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Lassiter on our website.