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Five Questions We Get Most About Invisalign

March 20th, 2019

We get a lot of questions about Invisalign. Below we have answered the five most common questions we get about the clear aligners from patients who are considering the treatment for themselves or their child!

1) How does Invisalign work?

As an Invisalign provider, Dr. Goff at Brilliant Smiles uses precision technology to create a high-resolution, interactive image of your teeth and uses that to produce a comprehensive treatment plan that creates the pathway to your better smile. Every one-to-two weeks along the way you will get a new 3D printed aligner that applies just the right amount of force on your teeth. Each one is custom-made for your mouth to guide you toward your goal. Watch this video for a primer on the technology behind Invisalign and how it works.

2) How do I clean the aligners?

Caring for your aligners is easy. Rinse your aligners nightly and gently brush them with your toothbrush to keep them fresh and clean. There’s also a cleaning system available to keep your aligners clear. But, for the most part, you’ll only be wearing each custom-made set of aligners for about one to two weeks before being replaced so there isn’t enough time for them to get dingy if you brush them nightly.

3) What can’t I eat?

Trick question. There’s nothing you can’t eat! Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t have restrictions on what you can’t chew while undergoing treatment. That’s because Invisalign appliances are removable. That said, we wouldn’t be doing our duty if we didn’t warn you against eating sugary snacks and encouraging you to brush after every meal. Otherwise, when it comes to enjoying all of your favorite foods, we say go for it! Just remember that you need to wear your Invisalign appliances 20 to 22 hours a day for best results.

4) Are they comfortable?

Dr. Goff will take a precise scan of your teeth and plan out every move needed to give you the perfect smile. The treatment plan is personalized to fit your mouth. There is no guesswork so every aligner is made to ensure the utmost comfort, and they’re precision trimmed so they don’t cut your gums. Also, the patented plastic material is flexible and forms a snug fit over your teeth.

5) Is Invisalign plastic safe?

The aligners are made from SmartTrack material, an FDA-approved, flexible plastic that was invented by bioengineers exclusively for Invisalign. They contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten so we are confident that the material is safe for your mouth.

...and one more for good measure: 6) Is Invisalign good for teens?

Yes. Invisalign is not just for adults who don’t want to wear traditional metal braces. And, the overall cost of Invisalign is becoming much more comparable to metal braces. If your teen wants the benefits that come with Invisalign, click below to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Are you interested in Invisalign for yourself or your teen child? Click below to book a complimentary consultation. We can’t wait to meet you!

Achieve Your Dream Smile Faster With Acceledent!

November 29th, 2018

Are you, as an adult, or someone you know dreaming of the perfect smile, but would like to see this new smile sooner rather than months, or even years later? Here at Brilliant Smiles, we can help achieve that with Acceledent!

What exactly is Acceledent?

Acceledent is a technology developed in 2009 with the goal of speeding up traditional orthodontic treatment. It is a hands free device you place in your mouth for just 20 minutes a day.

How does it work?

Acceledent produces a gentle vibration, resulting in a safe and fast bone reshaping and teeth movement. This SoftPulse Technology® is what helps shorten the time needed to finish your treatment by up to half the time. Yes, you read correctly, by up to 50%!

Why choose Acceledent?

If the shortened time frame has not convinced you yet, you will be delighted to hear that not only does it cut the duration of the treatment by up to half, but it also helps relieve the pain normally felt with just braces alone. It is very light and comfortable to wear and it is perfectly safe to use at any age.

Interested? Give us a call to learn more!

 Dr. Goff was the first provider of Acceledent in the Brevard county area, so you can trust that you’re in good hands at Brilliant Smiles! We’re happy to  answer any questions you may have about Acceledent. Call us for your consultation at  321-779-0000. We look forward to hearing from you! Brilliant Smiles serves the Melbourne, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Satellite, Titusville, Viera and surrounding areas in Florida .

 

It’s Never too Late to Achieve the Confident, Brilliant Smile You've Always Wanted

August 21st, 2018

It’s Never too Late to Achieve the Confident, Brilliant Smile You've Always Wanted

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. It is a common misconception that adults cannot receive orthodontic treatment like children and teens. Adult orthodontics is becoming more popular today and now there are more cosmetic choices available. Brilliant smiles Orthodontics offers adults multiple state-of-the-art treatment options to suit your needs.

So what kind of treatments are available to adults?

The first orthodontic treatment that may come to mind is the traditional metal braces. Today, this style of braces is also available in a clear “tooth colored” material. Lingual braces is another great option. They are also metal braces, however they are more discreet as they are behind your teeth instead of the front. Invisalign®  is often the adult favorite because it can go virtually unnoticeable. They are clear trays made from the molds of your teeth. This treatment consists of multiple trays, with each one slightly moving your teeth.

Are there any benefits to adult orthodontic treatment?

Yes, many! Here are some to name a few:

  • Confident smile: There is nothing like wanting to show off your smile. Misaligned teeth cause many adults to feel self-conscious about their smile
  • Healthier gums: Food is more likely to get trapped and cause plaque buildup, which is harder to brush and appropriately floss, increasing the chances of gum disease (periodontal disease). Crowded teeth can cause redness and swelling of the gums.
  • Stronger teeth: Teeth are constantly put under pressure. Crooked teeth can receive more wear and tear and a misaligned bite can mean uneven force on your jaw. Trapped food in misaligned teeth can cause the tooth decay.
  • Overall Improvement of health: A misaligned bite, worn or missing teeth can make it more difficult to fully chew food, causing gastrointestinal problems. Inflammation of the gums has been linked to heart disease and diabetes.

Your time is valuable and we understand that as adult you many have a lot going on. You may think you don’t have the time for orthodontic treatment, but together we can work out a treatment that fits your lifestyle. Call us for a consultation at  321-779-0000. We look forward to hearing from you! Brilliant Smiles serves Melbourne, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Satellite, Titusville, Viera and surrounding areas in Florida.

The Back2School Giveaway!

July 9th, 2018

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