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By Allure Smile Center
May 24, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

What would you do for a straight, healthy smile? Would you consider metal braces but think they're a hassle and look too obvious? WhyInvisalign Tray not let Invisalign clear aligners remake your crooked teeth? Custom-designed by your dentists at Allure Smile Center in Miami Lakes, FL, these orthodontic appliances deliver the appearance, function, and oral health you've always wanted. Here's what Dr. Ana Maderal-Cozard, Dr. Borges, and Dr. Jose Garri say about Invisalign.

Innovative Invisalign

The Invisalign system has delivered healthier, straighter smiles for more than 20 years. Different from conventional ceramic or metal braces with their obvious and irritating brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are thin, comfortable and almost invisible. Fabricated in 18 to 30 pairs, these appliances correct a long list of smile issues such as:

  • Tooth rotation and tipping
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Openbite
  • Protruding front teeth

Removable for brushing, flossing, and meals, the aligners are easily maintained. They're worn 20 to 22 hours a day to keep treatment plans progressing, and they cause none of the oral irritations traditional braces are known for. Patients keep with their usual healthy diets and need not exclude celery, bagels, or other foods typically off-limits to people with conventional braces.

Getting and maintaining your appliances

Most older teens and adults with healthy teeth and gums qualify for treatment with Invisalign appliances.
Your dentist at Allure Smile Center in Miami Lakes uses oral examination, digital X-rays, and a three-dimensional scan to understand your orthodontic problem and to formulate your care plan. Then, the Invisalign technician creates the appliances to fit snugly over your top and bottom teeth. These aligners exert gentle physical forces to re-position your teeth.

Likely, you'll come to the office every four to six weeks for simple progress checks and to pick-up your next aligner pairs in the treatment sequence. At home, you'll remove your aligners to brush, floss, and eat. As a special bonus, patients can take them out for special occasions such as weddings and job interviews. All in all, orthodontics with Invisalign takes less time and produces outstanding results.

Find out more

Get a beautiful smile in just 9 to 18 months, and feel comfortable and confident during treatment. Invisalign delivers exactly what you need. Please contact your dentist at Allure Smile Center in Miami Lakes, FL, for a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert dentists: (305) 827-9148.

By Allure Smile Center
October 03, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Do you wish your smile was straight and beautiful, but the thought of traditional metal braces puts you off? If so, the answer to your invisalignorthodontic needs could be Invisalign, a virtually unnoticeable answer to traditional metal braces. Treatment is effective and provides beautiful results you will love. Find out more about Invisalign and how it works with Dr. Ana Maderal Cozad, Dr. Jose Garri, and Dr. Osbel Borges at Allure Smile Center in Miami Lakes, FL.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign? 
A good candidate for Invisalign is over the age of 12 and wants to straighten their smile or correct their bite issues. Patients should have a good understanding of realistic expectations for their results and be in good dental health, with a smile free of teeth decay or gum disease. Invisalign requires patients to wear their aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day, requiring a solid commitment to the treatment plan. Patients should also have an excellent at-home oral health routine to adequately care for their teeth and keep them free of decay and gum disease during their treatment.

How does Invisalign work? 
While traditional braces use wires and brackets to slowly move the teeth into their new places, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays. The patient wears the trays, which come in a series, one after another until the end of treatment. The trays use constant, subtle pressure placed onto the teeth to move them throughout treatment. Patients see their dentist about once every six weeks for maintenance and checkups, compared to once a month with traditional braces.

Invisalign Treatment in Miami Lakes, FL
Before your Invisalign process begins, your dentist takes a 3D model of your mouth to send to Invisalign’s laboratories. The lab creates a video, showing you exactly how and when your teeth will move throughout treatment. The video also includes a mock-up of your final results. After your approval, the lab creates your aligner trays and sends them back to your dentist. At this point, your treatment begins after a short lesson in how to insert, remove, and clean the trays.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Cozad, Dr. Garri, and Dr. Borges at Allure Smile Center in Miami Lakes, FL. Call (305) 827-9148 to schedule your appointment for an Invisalign consultation with your dentist today!

By Allure Smile Center
January 14, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Everyone loves having straight teeth, but no one likes going through the painful process of getting braces. Luckily, the dentists at Allure Smile Center in Miami Lakes, FL offer a solution--Invisalign. Allowing adults and teens alike to straighten their teeth while continuing to Invisalignenjoy a white smile, Invisalign is effective for a variety of common orthodontic conditions, including:

  • Crowding
  • Gaps
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

The Invisalign Process

To begin, your Miami Lakes dentist will take impressions and x-rays to create a 3D model of your smile. They even show you a virtual model of what your teeth will look like once you’re finished. Then this model is used to create a series of customized aligners.

After that, the treatment is simple: wear your clear aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat and clean your teeth. You’ll receive a new set of aligners every two weeks, each one bringing your teeth slightly closer to perfection.

Benefits of Invisalign

Discreet: A common reason dentists suggest Invisalign is patients can maintain a white smile during their orthodontic treatment--no metal appliances required. With your clear aligners, no one can tell you’re receiving orthodontic care.

Easy to Clean: With traditional braces, it can be difficult to clean around the brackets or between the teeth. This difficulty increases the risk of tooth decay and can lead to unsightly spots upon removal of your braces. Since Invisalign trays are removable, you can continue your regular dental hygiene practice for healthy, evenly-shaded teeth.

Fast: Although every case is unique, adults typically complete their Invisalign treatment in about a year. For teens, the treatment length is approximately equal to that of braces.

Comfortable: No metal means no sharp edges to cause scratches or sores inside your mouth. Invisalign aligners are smooth for a less painful orthodontic experience.

Convenient: Unlike with braces, you won’t need to change your diet to avoid breaking your hardware. Because you can remove your aligners to eat, you can continue eating the foods you love without worrying about damage. Plus, since there are no brackets or wires to adjust, you can enjoy fewer dentist visits with less discomfort.

Miami Lakes Dentist

Allure Smile Center is your source for comprehensive orthodontic care and general dentistry in Miami Lakes, FL. Asa certified Invisalign Provider, its dentists can help you achieve the straight smile you've always wanted. To find out if Invisalign is the best choice for you, request your appointment online or call 305-827-9148 today.