Invisalign vs. Other Brands in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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Invisalign Treatment vs. Other Brands

Invisalign® treatment is the most effective way to straighten your teeth. At-home DIY teeth straightening using direct-to-consumer aligners that can be purchased online may be convenient, but by using these methods instead of doctor-supervised Invisalign treatment, you are likely doing more damage to your smile, not fixing it.

Comfortable, Custom-Fit Aligners

At-home DIY aligners require you to take a mold of your teeth yourself without doctor supervision and send the mold in to have your aligners created. Invisalign aligners are custom made for your teeth using the iTero intraoral scanner. Your doctor will use this 3D image to create a customized treatment plan, and custom-fit aligners, to transform your smile.

Doctor Supervision

Your Invisalign provider will create a customized treatment for you based on your specific smile needs, and answer any questions you may have about your treatment. With Invisalign treatment, you’ll see your doctor every 4-8 weeks to see how your treatment is going and pick up a fresh set of aligners. With DIY at-home aligners, you won’t have a knowledgeable, certified doctor monitoring your treatment and making sure that your teeth are aligning properly, which can cause permanent damage to your teeth that can be expensive to repair.

Quick, Effective Results

Invisalign aligners, if worn daily, can straighten your teeth in as little as 12-18 months. Custom-fit aligners are designed to gradually shift each of your teeth into proper alignment and let your doctor track your progress during appointments to make sure that you are on the right track with your treatment. With DIY at-home teeth straightening, you won’t have peace of mind knowing that your Invisalign treatment is supported by 10 million+ smiles corrected with Invisalign aligners, and you won’t be able to track your treatment progress with the help of a certified doctor.

Get Real, Lasting Results with Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign aligners are the most advanced clear aligners in the world. Made out of high-tech SmartTrack® material, and featuring precision wings to fix both minor and complex teeth issues, Invisalign aligners are designed to comfortably straighten your teeth quickly and effectively.

Depending on your situation, your doctor may recommend SmartForce® Attachments to attach to your aligners to help with more complex tooth movements. These attachments apply the right amount of force, to a specific area, in the right direction, to achieve dynamic results without braces.

After treatment, your Invisalign provider will give you four sets of Vivera® retainers to keep your smile straight and healthy. While other retainers are made out of cheap, non-durable materials, Vivera retainers are made out of flexible, durable, and comfortable materials so it’s easy for you to use your retainers and keep the smile you love.

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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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