Since 1980, Dr. Robert Burks and his dedicated staff have provided a range of high-quality dental services to the residents of Winter Springs, Oviedo, and the greater Orlando area. One of our most popular cosmetic dental services is Invisalign (“invisible braces”), which uses a series of clear, removable trays to slowly move your teeth into their desired position.
For adult patients who want to improve their smile discreetly, Invisalign is the perfect option. Having straight teeth has countless benefits, both physical and psychological, and Dr. Burks would be happy to evaluate you and determine if Invisalign is right for you. Find out more about Invisalign and what to expect below.
The Invisalign System combines cutting-edge 3D computer graphics technology with over a century’s worth of orthodontic science. The clear, smooth Invisalign aligners are designed just for you to gradually move your teeth, step-by-step, to the desired final position which is meticulously planned out by Dr. Burks. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your teeth at every stage of the treatment plan.
Adults and older teens may feel especially self-conscious at the thought of wearing traditional braces. Invisalign is a soft, comfortable, clear alternative for straightening your teeth and improving your smile. In addition, when worn, the aligners are almost unnoticeable, and they can be removed when necessary for eating, oral hygiene care, and more.
Every patient beings with an initial consultation appointment, to help determine if you’re a good fit for Invisalign. If Dr. Burks determines your orthodontic issue can be treated with Invisalign, he’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your specific needs. We use our iTero Scanner to create high-quality images of your teeth and jaw with pinpoint accuracy. We’ll send the scans to Invisalign to have your aligners (as few as 12 and as many as 48) made just for you. You will be instructed to wear each aligner for about one week and to only remove them when eating and cleaning your teeth. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will be moving gradually, week-by-week, until the final alignment is achieved.
It is important to know that patient compliance is a “must” with Invisalign. In order for Invisalign to work, the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours each day. So before beginning Invisalign treatment, you must be 100% sure that you will wear the aligners as directed.