Clear Aligners Specialist

Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr, DDS, PA

Implant, Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Miami, FL

Braces can work wonders in straightening crooked teeth, but having a mouth full of metal neither looks nor feels that great. If you like the idea of clear aligners instead of braces, Raul Molina Jr., DDS, PA, and Raul Molina, DMD, in Miami, Florida, are specially trained in using revolutionary Invisalign® clear aligners. With Invisalign, no one needs to know you're wearing aligners, so call the office of Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.

Clear Aligners Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners are a comfortable, more aesthetically pleasing way of straightening crooked teeth than the metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces.

The team at Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, uses advanced Invisalign design technology to help create every patient's aligners. You have multiple sets of aligners, which your dentist provides in stages. Each set of Invisalign clear aligners adjusts the position of your teeth slightly until they reach the optimal alignment.

The practice recommends Invisalign clear aligners as they offer some significant advantages over conventional metal braces.

What are the benefits of using Invisalign?

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners are smooth plastic. That means they're far gentler on your gums and less likely to irritate your mouth.

No wires are necessary with the Invisalign system, so there's also no risk of broken wires causing damage in your mouth. You can also remove your aligners when eating and to clean your teeth.

Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, so other people won't even realize you're wearing them. The team at Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, finds their patients appreciate the opportunity to straighten their teeth without having to compromise on their comfort or appearance.

What happens during Invisalign treatment?

First, your dentist at Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, creates an Invisalign treatment plan that details the steps necessary to correct the alignment of your teeth.

Your dentist combines their expertise with 3D computer imaging technology to design your Invisalign clear aligners. They show you how each set of aligners is going to adjust the position of your teeth and the likely outcome at the end of your treatment.

When the aligners are ready, you wear each set for about two weeks, removing them only when you eat and drink, or to brush and floss your teeth. As you replace each set with the next one in the series, your teeth move — little by little, week by week — until they achieve the final position.

Total treatment time is typically 9-15 months. The average number of aligners you need during your treatment is 18–30. The length of treatment and number of aligners varies between individual patients, though. You can expect to visit the office of Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

You can only benefit from Invisalign clear aligners if you visit specially trained dentists like the team at Dr. Raul G. Molina, Jr., DDS, PA, so call today or book an appointment online.