Invisalign Specialist

The Smile Fairy Dental Spa

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Naples, FL

More than six million men, women, and teens have ditched traditional braces and opted for Invisalign® to straighten their teeth. You can join them! Patricia Primero, DDS, at The Smile Fairy Dental Spa in Naples, Florida, offers this revolutionary transparent aligner system that enhances smiles without the complications of metal brackets. With Invisalign, you can take out your aligners to eat and brush your teeth and smile with confidence throughout treatment. If all this sounds appealing, call the office or set up a consultation line to see if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is the revolutionary orthodontic treatment system you’ve been waiting for. It uses clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into optimal alignment. With Invisalign, you can enhance your smile faster and more conveniently than ever before.

The aligners are made of a durable thermoplastic material. You can take them out when you eat and brush your teeth. The best part about Invisalign is that nobody can tell you’re wearing a dental appliance, so you can smile with confidence throughout treatment. 

How does the Invisalign treatment process work?

Invisalign provides all of the benefits of traditional metal bracket braces but in a much more discreet fashion. The treatment begins with Dr. Primero gathering 3-D impressions of your teeth using the cutting-edge iTero® Intraoral Scanner. This technology helps her to customize and design your series of Invisalign aligners. 

Your personalized Invisalign treatment process involves wearing clear aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day, taking them out just to eat, drink, floss, and brush. 

Every few weeks, you’ll switch out your aligners for a new set in order to ensure the continued movement of your teeth. Each time you swap out an old set of aligners for a new one, your teeth continue to get pushed into proper alignment. By the end of your Invisalign treatment plan, your teeth will be perfectly straight. 

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

It’s hard to say exactly how long your Invisalign treatment will take until you meet with Dr. Primero. She’ll closely examine your bite and will help determine how long your Invisalign treatment plan should take during your consultation. 

On average, an entire Invisalign treatment takes about 12 months, but in many cases, it only takes a few months. However, in practically all cases, you’ll begin noticing marked improvements to your smile in just a few weeks. Your specific Invisalign plan could be longer or shorter, depending on your goals and your bite.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Dr. Primero discusses your personal preferences and examines your bite to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Since its technology has advanced dramatically over the years, Invisalign works well for patients with gaps or spacing issues, severe bite problems, and crooked teeth. 

To set up a consultation with Dr. Primero and take the first step on your Invisalign journey, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.