Why Choose Invisible Braces?
Dr. Patel is a Bradenton Invisalign® and Smart Moves provider, offering these orthodontic treatment options for teen and adult patients. These popular and innovative systems uses clear, removable aligners to gently reposition the teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue or TMJ.
Smart Moves Invisible Braces and Invisalign® can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including:
- Crooked teeth
How Invisible Braces Work
After a consultation to determine that Smart Moves or Invisalign is right for you, Dr. Patel will create a plan of treatment using impressions of your teeth and digital x-rays and photographs. We will send your records to the appropriate vendor, along with Dr. Patel’s instructions. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Smart Moves or Invisalign will translate the instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners.
Each set of aligners are to be worn for about 2 weeks and can be removed for daily oral hygiene or when eating and drinking. The aligners will gradually move your teeth closer and closer to the desired result. The length of treatment will depend on the desired result, but typically lasts a6-12 months.
Invisible Braces vs. Metal Braces
Studies indicate clear braces can lead to improved dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. Because Smart Moves and Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss teeth normally and enjoy your favorite foods and drinks, unlike traditional metal braces which can be difficult to care for and often trap food particles between the braces and teeth.
Smart Moves and Invisalign aligners are made of an ultra thin, ultra clear, hard-soft plastic. Most patients wear a series of aligners for approximately 2 weeks each, completing treatment in 6 – 12 months.
In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, invisible braces offer a number of significant clinical benefits including:
- Improved gum and tooth health due to better oral hygiene
- No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
- More predictable treatment planning with Invisalign© or Smart Moves software
- Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation
Invisible Braces FAQs
How much does Smart Moves or Invisalign cost?
The cost of Smart Moves or Invisalign depends on the individual treatment. Factors that determine pricing include the number of setups and aligners needed to achieve the desired straightening results.
Are invisible braces covered by insurance?
Invisible braces are typically not covered by insurance. Dr. Patel will help you with any billing and paperwork to maximize your dental insurance benefits. We also offer third party financing for patients concerned about the cost of Smart Moves treatment.
How long will treatment take?
Most patients complete treatment in 6 to 12 months. Some patients may be able to complete treatment in as few as 3 months.