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By Mark Kedzierski, DDS, PL
March 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

If you want a straighter smile but are hesitant to sport traditional metal braces, we have the solution: Invisalign! Offered by your Melbourne, InvisalignFL, dentist, Dr. Mark Kedzierski, this orthodontic system straightens your teeth discreetly and comfortably.


What is Invisalign?

The Invisalign system realigns your smile using a series of clear aligner trays worn over your upper and lower teeth. These trays exert constant pressure on your teeth, gently moving them into the proper position over time. For treatment, you will receive a series of aligner trays that replace each other approximately every two weeks, with each tray needing to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.

Your aligner trays are custom-designed to correct your orthodontic problems and are created using a combination of digital impressions, X-rays, and photographs taken at our Melbourne office.


What advantages are offered by Invisalign?

If you choose Invisalign treatment, you'll enjoy a few important benefits including:

  • A Wire-Free Smile: Aligner trays are constructed of clear, comfortable plastic to ensure that your friends notice your smile, not your orthodontic gear.
  • No Adjustments: Metal and ceramic braces require frequent adjustments that can be a little uncomfortable. Adjustments are one thing you won't have to worry about with Invisalign.
  • All the Popcorn You Want: Popcorn, gum, raw carrots, and other foods are forbidden when you wear ceramic or metal braces because the foods may break wires or stick to brackets. You won't have to give up the foods you like with Invisalign. Every time you eat, you'll remove your trays, rinse them out, and put them back in your mouth when you've finished your meal.
  • No Complicated Cleaning Routines: When you opt for Invisalign treatment, you won't need to buy special flossing tools or change your oral hygiene routine. After you take the trays out, you just brush and floss as usual!
  • Shorter Treatment Time in Some Cases: Are you an adult considering orthodontic treatment? Straightening your teeth with Invisalign may only take about a year. Invisalign offers an effective treatment option for many mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including overbites and crossbites.

Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is a good option for you? Call our Melbourne office at (321) 254-0306 to schedule an appointment.

By Mark Kedzierski, DDS, PL
December 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces  

Invisalign Clear BracesStraightening your smile with orthodontic care is a huge step forward for the functionality of your smile and, for many people, boosting your confidence. With options like Invisalign — which is almost invisible to others — you can discreetly rejuvenate your smile and renew your appearance. Are you a good candidate for Invisalign? Dr. Mark Kedzierski in Melbourne, FL can help you look into your orthodontic options and determine which treatment is best for you and your teeth.

What is Invisalign?
Like traditional braces, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that focuses on straightening the teeth and correcting bite issues. However, Invisalign does not use traditional metal brackets and wires to repair the smile’s imperfections. Instead, patients wear a series of virtually unnoticeable clear plastic aligner trays for a more discreet treatment.

Is Invisalign effective?
Invisalign treats the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces. They are considered to be on par with metal braces in most cases. Patients use Invisalign to correct their common orthodontic issues, including:

  • Misaligned teeth.
  • Overbite.
  • Underbite.
  • Crossbite.
  • Uneven teeth.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
A good candidate for Invisalign is over the age of 12 and has a strong at-home oral care routine. Younger patients may not yet qualify for orthodontic treatment due to their still-growing mouths and jaws. However, some young patients may benefit from early intervention, making a consultation with their orthodontist an important aspect of making the decision to move forward with braces. A good at-home care routine keeps the teeth healthy and free from decay during treatment.

Invisalign Treatments in Melbourne, FL
If you think you can benefit from Invisalign, consult with your dentist at an examination to determine that this is the best treatment for you. If you show signs of decay or gum disease, your dentist will treat those issues prior to considering you for orthodontic care. Additionally, they may also need to perform some other preliminary procedures prior to suggesting braces.

For more information on Invisalign and if you are a good candidate for this orthodontic procedure, please contact Dr. Mark Kedzierski in Melbourne, FL. Call (321) 254-0306 to schedule your appointment for a consultation today!

By Mark Kedzierski, DDS, PL
June 18, 2018
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

Want to know more about clear braces from your Melbourne, FL, dentistinvisalign

Wearing clear braces is an excellent option for older teenagers and adults. This brace type is discreet, no wires and brackets necessary. Dr. Mark Kedzierski can help you!

More About Clear Braces:

Clear braces gently move teeth into their proper position. Your Melbourne dentist orders a series of custom aligner trays, which you'll need to wear the clear aligners 20 to 22 hours per day.

You can take them off when brushing and flossing your teeth, and to also clean the aligners themselves. You can take your braces off during special events, like job interviews, weddings, or any other casual party, but that's unnecessary since no one can see them.

Advantages of Clear Braces:

There are several advantages to wearing clear aligners:

  • Clear braces are transparent, so no one will notice them
  • They don't alter or inhibit speech like wired braces
  • Clear braces are removable, which makes cleaning them easy
  • Trays fit snugly over teeth, which makes them comfortable
  • Your food choices are not limited, so you can enjoy eating apples, or sticky food, like taffy

Oral/Dental Hygiene:

It is necessary to remove braces while eating. Make sure you maintain a healthy dental regimen. Brush your teeth twice a day, and floss at least once before bed. This will remove plaque and food debris. Visiting your doctor for a biannual cleaning also helps protect your dental health.

If you are interested in knowing whether you're a candidate for clear aligner braces, then call Dr. Mark Kedzierski, your Melbourne, FL, dentist at (321) 254-0306.

By Mark Kedzierski, DDS, PL
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

Committing to straightening your teeth and correcting your bite issues with orthodontic treatment often means also committing to wearing invisaligncumbersome metal braces for an extended period of time. However, if wearing the obvious metal wires and brackets holds you back from orthodontic treatment, you have other, more discreet options. With Invisalign, you can get a beautiful, straight smile and properly align your bite without the hassle of metal braces. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Mark Kedzierski in Melbourne, FL.

What can Invisalign do for me? 
Invisalign treats the same issues as traditional orthodontic treatment. While some very severe cases may require traditional braces, almost every patient requiring orthodontic treatment can achieve their desired results with Invisalign. Invisalign treats many issues, including:

  • misaligned teeth
  • overcrowded (overlapped) teeth
  • under crowded (gapped) teeth
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • crossbite
  • open bite
  • uneven teeth

How is Invisalign different from traditional braces? 
Thanks to Invisalign’s design, it is completely removable. During traditional orthodontic treatment, your dentist places metal brackets and wires onto your teeth which remain there until your treatment comes to an end. Invisalign's aligner trays fit right into the mouth and secure themselves around the teeth. Since each aligner tray is customized to your specific treatment, they are comfortable and easy to wear. In addition to their materials making them comfortable, the aligner trays’ plastic makeup also makes them clear, virtually invisible to those around you. This allows you to straighten your smile without compromising your look.

Invisalign Treatment in Melbourne, FL 
Invisalign works best for children above the age of 12 and adults. Younger children’s mouths are still forming, which could hinder the Invisalign process, or lengthen treatment time. In some cases, dentists begin treatment at an earlier age to guide the teeth and jaw into position. Patients should understand that they should wear their Invisalign aligner trays at least 22 hours a day or risk The best way to determine if Invisalign is the best orthodontic treatment for you or your child is to consult with your orthodontist at an Invisalign consultation.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Mark Kedzierski in Melbourne, FL. Call (321) 254-0306 to schedule an appointment today!

By Mark Kedzierski, DDS, PL
November 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

You are never too old to fix your crooked smile. Find out how Invisalign could help you!

Are you an adult who is dealing with crooked teeth and desperately looking for a way to get a straighter smile without having to wear metal on your teeth for up to a year or more? Our Melbourne, FL family dentist, Dr. Mark Kedzierski, understands that, as adults, you don’t want to wear the same traditional braces that you remember from your childhood, which is why Invisalign might just be the right treatment for you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of clear, removable plastic aligners that are each custom-made to fit over your teeth. Once our Melbourne Invisalign specialist determines that your smile and the issues you are looking to correct are right for Invisalign, then the first step will be for them to create 3D images of your mouth with special software so that they can determine how many Invisalign aligners you will need to wear to complete your treatment, as well as which teeth your aligners will move and how much movement will occur with these customized trays.

What problems can Invisalign fix?

Many adults and older teens don’t want to deal with wearing braces when they get older, but are looking for a way to fix common issues that keep them from having a straighter smile. If this is the case, Invisalign is here to the rescue. Invisalign can fix anywhere from minor to more serious issues including,

  • Crookedness
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Minor overlapping
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Invisalign is not always the best course of action for someone who has more severe dental issues that may require jaw realignment. In this case, only traditional braces will be able to offer the right results.

If you are ready to find out if Invisalign is the right option for your smile, then it’s time you scheduled a consultation with your Melbourne, FL Invisalign expert. Call today!

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