Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Invisalign Treatment

Have you recently spoken with your Dental Arts dentist about an Invisalign treatment for your smile? Our team located in St. Pete Beach, Florida offers dedicated dental care to individuals and their families in the area. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to correct minor orthodontic issues by applying constant pressure on the teeth. Continue reading on for tips on how you can get the most out of your upcoming Invisalign treatment.

  • Floss every day. Regardless if you are using Invisalign or not, you should be flossing each day. However, it is even more vital to your oral health as the debris will be trapped under the aligners if not properly removed.
  • Wear them for at least 22 hours a day. As previously mentioned, the Invisalign treatment will only work if constant pressure is applied to the teeth.
  • Change your aligners on time and in the correct order. Your Dental Arts dentist will explain the duration of time you should be wearing each new aligner.
  • Allow yourself time to get used to the new feeling. It may take an adjustment period to feel comfortable with speaking in the aligners.
  • Learn what you can and should not eat with the aligners. The clear trays can easily be removed for eating and cleaning purposes for a short period of time.
  • People will not notice your treatment. The new aligners may feel bulky and noticeable, but no one can notice unless you show them. Think of the alternative: bulky, wire braces that are noticeable.
  • Take care of your aligners. The clear trays can easily be cleaned with warm water and antibacterial soap.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Contact our Dental Arts team in St. Pete Beach to see if an Invisalign treatment could benefit your smile. Call our office today to set up a consultation with a member of our staff and see how easily we can transform your smile into something that can make you feel more confident. Don’t wait another day to restore your teeth in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Is Invisalign Right For Me?

Five good reasons to choose Invisalign.

  • Appearance – Invisalign are clear braces that you can barely see, and the person wearing them does not look like they are wearing braces at all. Much more attractive than metal braces.
  • Comfort – You can take out these clear braces when you need to do so.
  • Safety – They reduce damage to your gums and teeth.
  • Length of Treatment – Straighten teeth faster. Takes one to one and one-half years.
  • Knowing what to expect – Dental patients plan their treatment ahead of time on the computer with their dentist, so they know how long it will take and why.

Invisalign aligners are designed from a medical grade plastic. The plastic is of a polyurethane resin…. A clear plastic – not harmful or not carcinogenic.

Five reasons to choose Metal Braces:

  • Strength – the metal is strong when compared to other options. Usually made of stainless steel.
  • Affordable – This brace remains the treatment option that is most affordable.
  • Versatility – Metal can handle the most severe sets of crooked, spaced out, misaligned, and crowded teeth.
  • Variety – Available in different designs and colors.
  • Speed – It is usually faster than any other type brace in straightening teeth.

To decide you need to ask yourself:

  • What is it you want to fix and how severe is it per your dentist?
    • Gapped teeth
    • Overbite
    • Crowded teeth
    • Crossbite
    • Underbite
  • What is your age?
    • Invisalign is great for the older teenager and adults.
  • How determined are you to fix your smile?
    • You must wear the Invisalign 22 hours a day.
  • Have you gone so far as to take Invisalign’s Smile Assessment Test?
    • You only have to give a little information about yourself and what your goals are for your teeth, and the Smile Assessment will tell you if you are a good candidate. But, it will take a dental professional to make the final assessment after looking at your teeth to decide if Invisalign is right for you.

Ready to schedule an Invisalign consultation? Book your appointment online today!

What is Icon Caries Infiltration Treatment?

Icon Caries Infiltration Treatment is a new method of treating a tooth or teeth at risk of cavities. Of all the dental problems millions of Americans deal with every year, cavities are the most common. In the past, there’s not been much to do but “drill and fill” when a cavity shows up. The big thrust of dentistry is toward prevention, so when white spots show up on otherwise healthy teeth, that dread of the drill comes to the fore.

What are white spots?

White spots (white lesions) on the teeth can be a sign of excess fluoride in a person’s intake. Eating acidic foods, acid reflux, and enamel hypoplasia (less than normal enamel) are also common causes of white spots.

How can Icon caries infiltration treatment help?

Dental Arts in St. Pete Beach, FL offers Icon caries infiltration treatment. Unlike drilling and filling a cavity, Icon is micro-invasive. You won’t experience that whining drill or stinging needles. Icon catches cavities (dental caries) before they compromise the structure of the tooth.

How does Icon caries infiltration treatment work?

Dental care with Icon caries infiltration treatment at Dental Arts in St. Pete Beach, FL only has a few steps. It’s that simple. First, the affected tooth is treated with a gel. We then apply a specialized drying agent. Next, Icon’s unique resin (called an infiltrant) is applied to the tooth. Finally, we use a specialized light source to firm up the resin. That’s it!

What are the benefits of Icon caries infiltration treatment in my dental care?

  • Micro-invasive
  • No drilling needed
  • Takes care of white spots immediately with no need for prolonged treatment, unlike fluoride treatment
  • Helps your teeth look their best
  • Painless treatment, so patients with dental phobia have nothing to fear

If you’re interested in restoring a damaged tooth, we are your dentist near you at Dental Arts SPB in St. Pete Beach, FL. Call us at 727-360-1533 to book your appointment.