Invisalign Specialist

THE DENTAL BOUTIQUE

David J. Cabanzon, DDS, MICOI, MAAIP

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in South Miami, FL

You can get a beautiful, straight smile without brackets, wires, or rubber bands. Invisalign® clear aligners gradually shift your smile into alignment in an unobtrusive, convenient way. David Cabanzon, DDS, MICOI, MAAIP, at THE DENTAL BOUTIQUE in South Miami, Florida, is a certified Invisalign provider and can help develop a customized plan to help you get straighter teeth and a smile you can be proud of. Call the office to learn how you can benefit from Invisalign or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that correct orthodontic complaints like gaps, bite misalignments, and generally crooked teeth. 

The aligners are an alternative to braces, which use brackets, wires, and rubber bands to shift your teeth into a new space. You don’t have to suffer the discomfort, inconvenience, and metal mouth look of braces. Invisalign is a discrete, convenient, and equally effective way to achieve a beautiful smile.

What types of issues can Invisalign correct?

Dr. Cabanzon usually recommends Invisalign to correct mild and moderate orthodontic issues. He may suggest Invisalign to correct:

  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowding or gapping
  • Underbite

Even if you have multiple orthodontic complaints, Invisalign can help. Dr. Cabanzon develops a plan that’s unique to you; he can even adapt the plan along the way to adjust for your progress. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers numerous advantages, especially when compared to braces. Of course, the treatment plan gets you a straighter smile. You achieve this with clear aligners that aren’t obvious unless someone knows you’re wearing them.

You also don’t have to worry about broken brackets or wires irritating your gums. Because you remove the aligners to eat and drink, you won’t have any dietary restrictions. Dental hygiene is also easy with Invisalign – simply remove the aligners and brush, floss, and rinse like you normally would. 

You can remove the aligners for sports play or special events, though you should aim to wear them for 20-22 hours a day for the best results. In many cases, your treatment takes less time than with braces. On average, you get a straight smile within 12-18 months. 

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

If it’s determined you’re a candidate for Invisalign, Dr. Cabanzon takes a series of images using the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system. He uploads these digital impressions to a computer program through which he can map out a step-by-step plan to gently shift your teeth. This information is sent to the Invisalign laboratory to manufacture your aligners. 

You receive numbered sets of aligners in a specific order. You change aligners every week or two as your teeth start to shift. You come in for regular check-ups every few months – far less often than you would with braces.

To get started with Invisalign, call THE DENTAL BOUTIQUE, or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.