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Invisalign Dunnellon FL

Invisalign®An Overview

Dunnellon Florida Invisalign providerInvisalign is a clear braces alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign offers patients a highly discreet and more comfortable way to straighten their teeth at any age.  The removable, clear aligners are barely visible to others and can be taken off for brushing and eating.

Dr. Carter Perkins is a Dunnellon, FL Invisalign provider for teen and adult patients. Invisalign can correct cosmetic misalignment, malocclusions and improve a patient’s overall oral health.

Dr. Perkins often recommends Invisalign for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, including orthodontic relapse. For patients with more complex orthodontic needs, Dr. Perkins may refer to a local orthodontist. Invisalign is one of the cosmetic dental services we provide in Dunnellon, FL.

Invisalign® can address:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crowded teeth

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Invisalign® in Dunnellon, FL

Straight teeth promote improved oral hygiene and a more comfortable bite. Patients with crooked teeth experience higher risks of developing tooth decay, excessive tooth wear, and even tooth loss.

Invisalign is a discreet, convenient way to realign teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. After treatment patients feel more confident and enjoy sharing their smiles more often. Some patients report noticing a decrease in tension in the jaw, and improved function and comfort of their bite.

Invisalign aligners are removable and allow patients to continue their normal oral hygiene routine during treatment including daily teeth brushing and flossing. Since they are removable, this means there are no eating restrictions so you can enjoy your favorite foods.

Patients who choose Invisalign to straighten their teeth experience less decay and discoloration commonly associated with metal braces.

Invisalign® vs Metal Braces

Metal braces are known to be uncomfortable and difficult to care for. Food often gets caught in the brackets and certain foods must be avoided altogether. They also can cause tooth enamel staining from the permanently attached brackets.

All these disadvantages can be avoided with Invisalign invisible braces. You will enjoy the benefits of a shorter treatment time and the ability to remove the clear braces. This almost unnoticeable treatment offers no eating restrictions since they are removable and no teeth staining from the brackets.

Quality, integrity, professional, compassionate, knowledgeable, and a really great man to rely on both as a businessman and a caring citizen. Dunnellon is very lucky to have his office in town!Jane A.
Feels like home and family! We are very lucky to have such great, caring service!Teresa M.
My husband and I both go here. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It's nice not having to stress because I have to go to the dentist! We're very happy we made the switch!Linda K.
Dr. Perkins and his staff are very caring and professionals. They took their time to make sure that my new dentures looked and felt great. Extractions went very well. My new dentures are remarkable. I highly recommend Perkins Dental.Bruce

Invisalign® What to Expect

Aligners are custom designed to correct your unique orthodontic needs. Using 3-D Invisalign digital imaging technology, Dr. Perkins will create the “blueprint” for a series of aligners. With this technology, he will be able to show you your teeth at each phase of your treatment. The patient wears the aligners in succession to gradually realign crooked teeth and reposition the bite.

Your aligners will be fabricated at the state-of-the-art Invisalign lab. Aligners are created using SmartTrack® material that is designed to comfortably and precisely move your teeth. The number of aligners in a patient’s series will vary depending on the degree of malocclusion or severity of their crooked teeth.

With advances in Invisalign technology, your invisible aligners can be changed weekly. This will speed up treatment time by 50%. Your teeth will begin to gradually and comfortably shift into alignment after each new aligner. The exact length of your treatment will be determined by Dr. Perkins and will vary depending on compliance and orthodontic concerns.

Invisalign® FAQs

How long does the Invisalign treatment take?

The total length of treatment will vary from patient to patient. Treatment times depend on patient compliance and the severity of their orthodontic concerns.

Typically patients wear Invisalign aligners for about 12 months.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Invisalign does not require tightening of brackets the way traditional braces do. Invisalign is considered a relatively comfortable treatment. Teeth are gradually shifted into alignment over the span of about 12 months. Most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during their Invisalign treatment.

Is Invisalign right for me?

The only way to know if Invisalign will be a successful treatment for your orthodontic concerns is by visiting our Dunnellon, FL dentist office for a comprehensive and personalized consultation. Dr. Perkins will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health and bite to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

How quickly do teeth move with Invisalign?

In most cases, teeth patients begin to notice results after about 10-12 weeks of wearing their Invisalign. This is only if they wear their Invisalign as instructed, 22 hours per day. Invisalign is a faster treatment in comparison to many other orthodontic techniques, but it is unrealistic to expect results within the first 2 months.

Does Invisalign change your face shape?

Invisalign may change face shape. Invisalign changes patients’ bone structure, which may, in turn, alter facial shape and appearance. Ultimately, Invisalign is aligning your teeth and bone structure, so most facial changes are subtle and positive.

What happens if I don't wear my Invisalign for 22 hours a day?

If you do not wear your Invisalign for 22 hours per day then your treatment will last significantly longer than expected. It is important to wear your aligners and be instructed for optimal results.