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By Design a Smile
May 03, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Interested in Invisalign? Offered by your Miami, FL, dentists, Drs. Richard Romay, Martha Barrera, and Isis Sosa at Design a Smile, this Invisaligninnovative orthodontic system offers a completely new approach to teeth straightening! Read on to find out if Invisalign is a good choice for you.


What is Invisalign?

Wires and brackets were the chief components of orthodontic treatment for years. Although braces that use wires and brackets are still effective, they're definitely noticeable. The Invisalign system, on the other hand, offers a different approach.

Instead of attaching metal or ceramic brackets to your teeth and threading wires through them, your Miami dentist gives you a series of aligner trays that you'll wear over your upper and lower teeth. These aligner trays are designed to correct your orthodontic issues and are custom-made for you by the Invisalign company. The Invisalign system offers several benefits, including:

  • Wire-Free Appearance: Invisalign aligner trays are made of clear plastic to ensure that no one but you has to know that you're improving your smile.
  • No Oral Discomfort: Stray brace wires can lead to the occasional mouth sore or cut. Luckily, that's a problem you don't have to worry about with Invisalign.
  • No Change to Your Usual Routine: You'll remove your trays when you eat, drink anything other than water, play sports, and brush/floss your teeth. With Invisalign, you won't need to follow strict food restrictions, purchase special sports guards, or spend 10 minutes in the bathroom when you brush your teeth. You can even take your trays out occasionally if a special event is on your calendar!


How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

If you have traditional braces, your dentist adjusts the tension of the wires periodically to gradually move your teeth. Although adjustments are a necessary part of the process, they can cause a little discomfort for a few days if you wear metal or ceramic braces.

Adjustments aren't required with Invisalign. this is because each aligner tray in the series that you receive has been custom-made to slightly change the position of your teeth. After two weeks, you'll swap out the set for a new set designed to accomplish a different straightening goal.

The number of trays you receive will depend on the severity of your orthodontic problem. In some cases, your orthodontic treatment may only take about a year, but if you have complicated orthodontic issues, you may wear the trays for up to two years or longer.


Give us a call!

Are you ready to straighten your teeth with Invisalign? Start your treatment by scheduling an appointment at one of our Miami offices: dial (305) 667-8887 for the SW 40th Street office or (305) 408-3388 for the Kendall office located at SW 88th Street.

By Design a Smile
September 17, 2018
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Invisalign   Clear Braces   Braces  

Invisalign BracesNo doubt about it--an attractive smile is a wonderful personal asset. However, you feel less than comfortable about your own smile. Gaps, overlapping, and an overbite have plagued you for years. Why not improve your oral health and smile aesthetics with Invisalign clear aligners from Dr. Richard Romay in Miami, FL? Dr. Romay customizes invisible orthodontic appliances to move teeth into optimal positions comfortably and efficiently.

The Invisalign way

Composed of biocompatible acrylic, these thin, crystal-clear trays fit tightly over top and bottom teeth, repositioning them for better appearance and optimal oral health.

For more than 20 years, dentists such as Dr. Richard Romay at Design a Smile in Miami, FL have crafted Invisalign plans for millions of individuals, straightening alignment problems such as:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Openbite
  • Tooth tipping and rotation
  • Overlapping
  • Gaps

In fact, they work so well and so many dentists heartily recommend them that Forbes magazine says Invisalign is now a household word.

The benefits of Invisalign

Why are Invisalign aligners so popular? These thermoplastic appliances avoid the oral discomforts, dietary restrictions, nuisance hygiene routines and awkward appearance of conventional metal and ceramic braces. Also, Invisalign treatment is shorter--typically a year. Traditional orthodontics can take upwards of two and a half years with many office check-ins for appliance adjustments. Invisalign wearers see Dr. Romay every six weeks and receive their next sets of aligner pairs (there are 18 to 30 in all).

Finally, Invisalign aligners are removable. Although the appliances are convenient and comfortable, patients may wish to take them out for a special occasion such as a job interview or event involving picture taking. Also, while patients must wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, they can remove them for meals and snacks and of course, to brush, floss and clean their appliances.

See your best smile soon

Come to Design a Smile for an Invisalign consultation. Dr. Romay will examine your teeth and gums and do some special scanning to determine if Invisalign is your best option. Call one of our Miami offices for an appointment. For the 40th street office, call (305) 667-8887, or for the 88th Street office, phone (305) 408-3388.