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As an adult, you may not have been able to take advantage of braces when you were younger, and may be thinking about straightening your smile. Now that you are older, the time may have come to do something about the alignment of your teeth. However, you may not want to have a mouthful of metal that takes longer to brush and to floss, and needs to be adjusted on a regular basis. The idea of having to limit your diet to keep from damaging your dental work may not appealing, and you may want to maintain a professional look in the workplace.

If that describes your situation, you might want to talk with us about correcting your smile with the Invisalign® system. Unlike braces, the Invisalign process uses a series of clear aligners which have been crafted from a digital impression of your teeth. You will wear each aligner for a period of time and those aligners will slowly move your teeth vertically and horizontally into their proper positions. In fact, the aligners can even rotate your teeth. Because the aligners are clear and fit tightly against your teeth, no one but you and your dentist need to know you are wearing them. You only need to take them out to eat, brush, and floss; and to clean them. Cleaning your aligners is simple. You can use a special solution, or rinse them well with lukewarm water. Because there is no hardware involved, you can still eat all of the foods that you enjoy.

If you have been thinking about improving your smile and would like to see if the Invisalign system will work for you, our dentist, Dr. Roberto Macedo will be happy to see you for an exam and a consultation. If you live in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area and would like to schedule an appointment at RM Advanced Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, call phone today. We’re excited to get you on the road to a beautiful smile!