Ingenious Invisalign®

As a medical aesthetician in a plastic surgeon’s office, Amy Burton watches her patients alter aspects of their appearance that bother them aesthetically and take a toll on their confidence. That made Amy more aware of her own appearance and prompted her to recently consider fixing a flaw she had since childhood.

Dr. Clark Brown of Implant Dentistry of Florida in Melbourne fit Robert (alias) with a replacement bridge in one visit (main story) and treated Amy Burton with Invisalign® clear aligners (sidebar).

Amy Burton

“I grew up with crooked teeth, and I decided to focus on fixing them,” shares the native Floridian. “Fixing my teeth was one of the first aesthetic procedures I invested in for myself. I did research looking for an all-inclusive dental practice where I could get everything from a tooth pulled to cosmetic work to my teeth cleaned. Implant Dentistry of Florida is very much that type of practice.”

When Amy went to Implant Dentistry of Florida, she explained her situation to Dr. Brown, who recommended Invisalign invisible aligners. Dr. Brown believed Invisalign would be easier and more aesthetically pleasing for her than traditional braces, especially considering she made her living in aesthetics.

“Invisalign has been the easiest process, and it’s virtually painless,” Amy reports. “It’s easy to keep up with cleaning them, and I’m able to continue drinking things I enjoy, like red wine and black tea, which I wouldn’t be able to drink with traditional braces.

“I also like that I can take out the aligners for special occasions, like when I’m having pictures taken with my friends and family. I can remove them and put them back in.

“The straightening process has come along very quickly. I still have several months left before my treatment is complete, but I’ve noticed a lot of improvement. My teeth are incredibly straight already. It’s definitely been a great boost to my confidence because I’m more confident in my smile.”

Secondary Benefit

Dr. Brown notes that, generally, adults who want to straighten their teeth don’t want to wear traditional metal braces. Metal braces can have a somewhat childish appearance. But Invisalign is nearly invisible and can be removed if adults have to make public appearances or attend important functions.

Dr. Clark Brown of Implant Dentistry of Florida in Melbourne fit Robert (alias) with a replacement bridge in one visit (main story) and treated Amy Burton with Invisalign® clear aligners (sidebar).

” Invisalign is nearly invisible and can be removed if adults have to make public appearances or attend important functions.” – Dr. Brown

“Invisalign does require a certain amount of compliance on the patient’s part,” Dr. Brown states. “The aligners must be worn any time the person is not eating, and the person must have very good oral hygiene to be a candidate for Invisalign. Amy met all of the criteria.

“Amy was a bit self-conscious about her smile. She had some crowding that required a few teeth to be extracted to make room for the teeth to move and straighten. She started on Invisalign treatment, and she’s very happy with her results thus far.”

A secondary benefit of Invisalign is the aligners can also be used as whitening trays.

“Patients simply place whitening gel inside the Invisalign trays while they wear them,” Dr. Brown describes. “It’s an added cosmetic benefit of Invisalign. It’s not just invisible; it’s also enhancing the overall appearance of patients’ smiles by whitening their teeth as they straighten.”

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