Discover the Best Option for You
For many years, metal braces were the only treatment for straightening teeth — but advances in technology have created additional options, such as Invisalign clear aligners. Before committing to a treatment plan, it’s essential that you learn all about your choices and decide what’s best for you.
Explore our guide to learn how Invisalign is different from braces.
For most patients, the largest drawback of wearing braces is the metal wires that are clearly visible every time you smile. These wires can make you feel unattractive, leading to social embarrassment and self-esteem issues.
Invisalign offers a solution to this problem with clear aligners that are nearly invisible. In fact, Invisalign is so discreet that no one will even notice you’re wearing aligners.
Each set of aligners is customized to the shape of your bite and individually trimmed for a perfect fit. The thermoplastic material is smooth and thin so you’ll barely even feel the aligners. Best of all, there’s no metal wires to poke your cheeks and irritate your gums.
Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners don’t require uncomfortable tightening sessions with your dentist. They also shift your teeth slowly and gradually to ensure you don’t feel any pain through the whole process.
One of the most frustrating aspects of braces is that they limit the foods you can eat. Beyond that, they’re difficult to clean and it’s easy to break a wire or damage the brackets.
Invisalign aligners are removable so you can eat and drink without any restrictions. They’re also much easier to clean — just brush them gently with a mild soap every morning and evening. For further convenience, Invisalign only requires you to schedule appointments every six to eight weeks. This allows you to spend less time in our office and more time enjoying yourself.
Faster, More Predictable Results
Invisalign can straighten your teeth up to two times faster than metal braces. In most cases, treatment can be completed in roughly twelve months. You’ll receive a new set of aligners about every two weeks until your desired results have been achieved.
Thanks to our iTero® scanner, you can see exactly what your new smile will look like before you even begin treatment. The technology predicts Invisalign results with stunning accuracy, allowing you to feel total confidence throughout the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between Invisalign and traditional metal braces?
Invisalign treatment involves a type of invisible braces that can achieve the same results as traditional metal braces in half the time. They’re comfortable, discreet, and easily removable so you can enjoy your favorite foods. Invisalign patients prefer the clear aligners because they aren’t noticeable when you smile like metal braces.
While traditional braces are an effective orthodontic treatment, patients often report that they’re inconvenient, uncomfortable, and unsightly. Dr. Grussmark has decades of experience as an orthodontist and is the only Diamond Plus Invisalign provider in Dade County and South Florida.
His experience and expertise with both Invisalign and braces set him apart from his competitors. Even if you’ve been told in the past that you’re not a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Grussmark can correct even the most complex cases.
Can I take my braces off and get Invisalign?
It’s possible to replace your braces with Invisalign, but your orthodontist will need to approve the switch. If you’re interested in having your braces removed for Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Grussmark by calling (305) 842-3672. During the consultation, he’ll review your oral health and determine if Invisalign is the ideal orthodontic treatment for you.
Visit Dr. Grussmark
Are you still not sure which orthodontic treatment is best for you? Dr. Grussmark will be happy to explain your options in detail and help you develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. Call our office in Brickell at 786-563-4973 and schedule a free consultation today.