Though the appearance of crooked teeth can cause a loss of self-confidence, the truth is that a misaligned smile can also affect your oral health. At Creating Smiles Dental, Dr. Cindy Brayer, Dr. Phong Phane, and Dr. Anna Shoopak understand that both appearance and health matter when it comes to creating bright smiles. The team also knows that traditional wire braces are sometimes painful and cosmetically unappealing. That’s why they offer the highly-effective, nearly invisible Invisalign® system to shift your teeth into proper alignment. Call the office in St. Petersburg or Clearwater, Florida, for your Invisalign consultation, or request your appointment online.

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Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system uses clear aligners made from a specially developed thermoplastic material. These custom-made aligners are designed to slip over your teeth and essentially “disappear” once in place. Invisalign moves your teeth into alignment in a staged sequence that’s determined by your dentist.

If you’ve been told you aren’t a candidate for Invisalign, visit Creating Smiles Dental for a second opinion. They believe virtually everyone is a candidate, can work with you on a solution that fits your needs.

How do Invisalign aligners work?

In your first appointment, you’ll have an impression of your teeth taken so your aligners are shaped specifically for your mouth. Creating Smiles Dental uses the advanced digital technology of the iTero Element® 3D Scanner, which takes a detailed impression of your teeth and gums from which your aligners will be based on.

Each set of aligners uses controlled force to gradually shift your teeth from their current position and into appropriate alignment. You can expect to switch aligners about every two weeks, continuing the process until your teeth have reached the desired goal.

How long will it take to straighten my teeth with Invisalign?

Your dentist discusses expectations with you before you begin treatment. It’s generally recommended for optimal results that you wear your Invisalign for 20-22 hours a day.

The length of the process generally depends on your age and the severity of your case. It varies for teens, but adults can generally expect treatment to take about 5 months. Most patients will come back every 4-6 weeks for a new set of aligners for the duration of their treatment.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign has many advantages over traditional metal braces.

Because they’re virtually invisible, no one may even notice you’re wearing the aligners.

Unlike the restrictions of metal braces, you can always remove your aligners for daily brushing, flossing, and whenever you’re eating and drinking. And because Invisalign aligners don’t require the metal and wire adjustments necessary for traditional braces, you can also expect to spend less time on dental visits.

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Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can also help your overall oral health since dental issues like crowded or misaligned teeth can leave your gums more susceptible to the build of plaque and bacteria.

To learn more about whether Invisalign is right for you, call Creating Smiles Dental today for an appointment or request one online.

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Our Locations

Serving the communities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, we have two conveniently located offices! Contact us to make your appointment at either of our two locations.

Creating Smiles Dental, St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: 727-323-0377

Address: 3388 49th St N, St. PetersburgFL 33710

Creating Smiles Dental, Clearwater, FL

Phone: 727-791-8823

Address: 1831 N Belcher Rd, Suite F-3, ClearwaterFL 33765

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Contact either of our offices for more information!

Real Patient Reviews

“Dr Brayer and her staff are the best in the Bay. Scratch that, Best in the world, seriously too! Most gentle hands, like a magician. Fillings, crowns, the whole nine yards, they are perfect! If you’re looking for a Dentist, google one. If you’re looking for a family to be there for you, ones with compassion, empathy and professionalism, Creating Smiles in Clearwater is who you’re looking for. Call Dana and she’ll welcome you warmly. Stella and Jess are the best there too. Sorry to sound like a Love Fest review, but that’s how you feel when you’re with them. 10 Thumbs up and 5 Stars for Creating Smiles!” – James Rietz