Invisalign

Invisalign West Palm Beach

Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetectable to other people.

Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, customized removable appliances called “aligners” without the hassle of brackets or wires

A free consult with Dr. McCranels will allow him to see you and evaluate you and formulate just the right treatment. Treatment is prescribed according to severity, and patients can have as little as 10 sets of aligners or as many as 48.

Patients wear each aligner set for about 2 weeks, removing it only for eating, brushing and flossing. Visits to the orthodontist are generally scheduled at six-week intervals. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move gradually until the end of treatment, prescribed by Dr. McCranels, is reached.

The staff frequently attends Invisalign seminars and training sessions to be able to provide cutting edge treatment and expert care.


Invisalign FAQ

1Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
We offer a free consultation to assess you and see if Invisalign is right for you.
2How often must I wear my aligners?
24 hours daily – remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss.
3Are there restrictions on what I can eat and drink while in treatment?
No! Unlike traditional wires and brackets, you may eat whatever you like while in treatment! It is important to brush your teeth and aligners after eating prior to re-inserting to maintain proper hygiene. It is important to take out aligners to drink anything other than water to avoid stains and cavities.
4Will wearing aligners affect my speech?
Like any type of orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you talk – the quicker you’ll adjust!
5Is there much discomfort with Invisalign treatment?
Typically described as pressure, minor discomfort for a day or two is experienced at the initial insertion of each new stage. This is a sign that your aligners are doing their job.
6Will cigarette smoking stain the aligners?
We discourage smoking with aligners because it is possible for them to become discolored.
7Can I chew gum?
Gum will stick to the aligners; remove them to chew or snack.
8What’s the best way to clean aligners?
Brushing them with a gentle toothpaste and lukewarm water will keep them clean and fresh. Using any denture cleaner with warm water also works well.
9What happens after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving?
Retainers. All orthodontic patients (whether traditional braces or Invisalign cases) are instructed to wear retainers forever (just at night!). Studies and statistics provided by the American Association of Orthodontists have shown that teeth can and will move at any time. Sleeping in retainers at night forever ensures a healthy bite and fabulous smile will be maintained for life!

Call us for your free consultation today at 561-655-6308. Learn more about Invisalign® on their website at invisalign.com.

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