Invisalign vs. Braces in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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Invisalign Aligners vs. Braces

Are you tired of being unhappy about your crooked teeth? Do you want a straight, beautiful smile without braces?  While Invisalign treatment and traditional braces can both effectively straighten your teeth, Invisalign aligners provide a more comfortable, easy experience.

Read more to learn about whether you should choose Invisalign treatment or braces, or contact your doctor at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch to schedule a consultation and see which option is the right choice for you!

Advantages of Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign aligners are a modern, advanced way to easily and comfortably straighten your teeth. There are many benefits of wearing Invisalign aligners instead of braces, including:

  • Aligners are made out of durable SmartTrack material
  • In-person consultations with a doctor of your choice
  • Easy to remove while eating, drinking & flossing
  • Virtually invisible
  • Each aligner is trimmed to your gum line for optimal comfort, fit, and appearance
  • Easy to keep clean
  • Blue compliance indicator dots help you stay on track
  • Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans

Advantages of Braces

Traditional braces have been used for years to align teeth and can provide successful results, but can take more time to straighten your teeth than Invisalign treatment. Braces typically take years to effectively straighten teeth. That being said, there are additional benefits to straightening your teeth with braces, such as:

  • Braces are made from traditional brackets and wires
  • In-person consultations with a doctor of your choice
  • Covered by many orthodontic insurance plans

Choosing the Right Method for Straightening Your Teeth

If you are looking to straighten your teeth as quickly as possible and don’t want to deal with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners may be the right choice for you. Invisalign treatment can straighten your teeth in just 12-18 months, while braces can take years to effectively align your teeth.

Ultimately, the best way to determine if you should straighten your teeth with Invisalign aligners or traditional braces is to talk to your doctor and see which choice is right for you based on your oral health. To book an Invisalign consultation with your dentist at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch, call today to start your journey and get the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted!

Invisalign Provides Solutions For…

Misaligned/Crooked Teeth

Misalignment and crowding can wreak havoc on your smile, causing crooked teeth, jaw issues, and limited functioning of teeth. Symptoms of misalignment and crowding may include crooked teeth, overlapped teeth, difficulty chewing, and discomfort or pain while eating.

Invisalign treatment easily, and comfortably, shifts your teeth using custom-fit aligners to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment, leaving any crooked teeth or crowding issues you have in the past. Get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted – talk to your dentist about Invisalign treatment.

Chipped/Cracked & Worn Down Teeth

Stop hiding your smile because of chipped, cracked, or worn down teeth – Invisalign aligners can be paired with other cosmetic dentistry solutions such as porcelain veneers, crowns, and bonding to correct multiple smile issues.

Before starting Invisalign treatment, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, identify any issues you have, and correct your chipped/cracked/worn down teeth. After correcting these issues,  if your dentist determines that you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, they will create custom-fit aligners for you to straighten your smile.


If your bottom teeth jut out past your top teeth, or your upper teeth come forward past your bottom teeth, you likely have an overbite. Underbites and overbites can make it difficult to chew properly, speak clearly, and can even cause your teeth to wear down more quickly over time.

With Invisalign aligners, jaw pain, chewing difficulties, gum disease, and other oral health issues caused by overbite/underbite are no more. Using a 3D visual interface and precise mapping software, your doctor will create your aligners and custom fit them to your unique smile.

Gapped Teeth

Whether you are embarrassed by gaps between your teeth, or you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your gums because of a large gap in between your teeth, Invisalign aligners can be used to close any unwanted, troublesome gaps.

Gapped teeth can create pockets between your teeth and gums and cause gum discomfort and pain, trap food, and in some cases, lead to gum disease and other oral health issues. Talk to your doctor and see how Invisalign treatment can help you correct spacing issues and get a brand-new, beautiful, seamless smile you can be confident about.

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How Invisalign Works

Invisalign treatment takes only 3 steps to get the beautiful, straight smile you've always wanted. Don't waste more time living with a smile that you don't love - see what Invisalign aligners can do for you and get a brand-new smile you can be confident about in just 12-18 months.

Invisalign and Your Health

The connection between your health and misaligned teeth is often overlooked, but can have serious consequences. Gum disease, receding gums, and misaligned teeth don't just wreak havoc on your smile, they can spread to the rest of your body and improve the risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and other serious medical issues.

Invisalign Teen

Hey, parents! Wondering if Invisalign treatment is the right option for your teen? Invisalign clear aligners let your teen straighten their teeth comfortably and embrace their beautiful smile at every stage of the process.

Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign treatment gradually straightens your teeth with clear aligners that naturally blend in with your smile, while braces use uncomfortable metal brackets, wires, and bands to adjust your teeth. Many people prefer Invisalign aligners because of their non-intrusive appearance and the fact that they are removable.

Invisalign Treatment vs Other Brands

Doctor supervised orthodontic treatment is not similar to at-home DIY teeth straightening using DTC (direct-to-consumer) aligners that can be purchased online. Straightening your teeth without the supervision of a trained orthodontist can result in thousands of dollars of corrective dental work and even irreversible damage.

Living with Invisalign Aligners

Transform your smile and live your life the way you want - Invisalign aligners are designed to fit your lifestyle, not interrupt it. From wearing your aligners to maintaining your trays between check-ups, Invisalign treatment is a low-fuss, affordable option for straightening your teeth.

How Your Invisalign Treatment Plan is Created

When you choose Invisalign® clear aligners, you're choosing a personalized treatment option for straightening your smile. First, your dentist will scan your teeth with the state-of-the-art iTero® scanner, which provides a 3D image of your teeth. This allows your doctor to pinpoint any issues you may have, such as an overbite, underbite, crooked teeth, etc. Your doctor will then go over the results of your iTero® scan and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Why Choose Invisalign Clear Aligners

For many patients, Invisalign treatment can help them easily and quickly straighten their smiles without the hassle of traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are designed with your comfort, and lifestyle, in mind. To learn more, keep reading, or contact your doctor at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch at today to schedule your free Invisalign consultation.

You deserve to smile big and laugh around friends and family. 


A Beautiful Smile Restored!

In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!




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