Invisalign in Boca Raton & Wellington, FL

Looking to straighten your smile the virtually invisible way? Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable and removable, giving you the freedom and flexibility to live on your terms while getting orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Santelli is an Invisalign Diamond Preferred Provider, placing him in the top 1% of Invisalign orthodontists nationally. Trust your smile with Santelli Orthodontics, and you’ll get a smile you love. Schedule your free Invisalign consultation today!

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What is Invisalign and How Does the Process Work?

Invisalign treatment effectively addresses teeth misalignment using custom aligner trays. It targets issues like crowded teeth, gaps, and bite problems such as underbites, overbites, and crossbites.

Crafted from innovative clear plastic, these aligners are discreet – most people won’t even realize you have them on – which helps reduce any self-consciousness you may be feeling about treatment. To ensure optimal results, patients must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours daily, switching to a new set of trays every 1-2 weeks to allow for gradual teeth movement Treatment duration varies based on individual needs, but the average Invisalign journey lasts approximately two years.

The Invisalign Process in 5 Steps

  1. Your initial Invisalign consultation: Dr. Santelli will personally discuss your treatment goals and assess your suitability for Invisalign.
  2. Craft a tailored treatment plan: If you decide to go for Invisalign treatment, we will digitally scan your teeth to create accurate 3D images. Dr. Santelli will then create a comprehensive plan, outlining how your teeth will gradually shift, the number of aligner trays required, and the treatment duration.
  3. Start wearing your clear aligners: While there may be a short adjustment period, you’ll quickly adapt to wearing the aligners. Consistency is key, so remember to wear them for at least 22 hours daily and take good care of them. Not wearing your aligners as directed can make your treatment longer, so make sure you’re sticking with it!
  4. Monitor your progress: As you transition from one tray to the next every one to two weeks, your teeth will steadily progress toward the desired alignment. We’ll schedule regular check-ups every 8 to 10 weeks to ensure you’re on track to achieve your objectives.
  5. Safeguarding your investment with a retainer: Once treatment concludes, it’s crucial to preserve your results. We will make you a custom-made retainer to maintain your newly achieved smile.
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What Can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment that can effectively address more orthodontic conditions than you think!

Here are a few types of misalignment that Invisalign clear aligners can fix:

  1. Overbite: Upper teeth protrude beyond the lower teeth.
  2. Underbite: Lower teeth extend in front of the upper teeth.
  3. Crossbite: Upper and lower jaws do not align properly.
  4. Open bite: Gap between upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed.
  5. Spacing: Corrects gaps between teeth.
  6. Crowded and crooked teeth: Aligns crowded and misaligned teeth.
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What Are Invisalign’s Limitations?

Invisalign does have some limitations when it comes to complex or severe bite problems, such as:

  • Serious bite problems: Invisalign is less versatile than braces for treating serious bite problems, especially severe overbites.
  • Small or unusually shaped teeth: Invisalign cannot reshape teeth, making it challenging to treat very small or misshapen teeth. However, options like dental crowns or dental bonding can restore the shape of these teeth, making them compatible with Invisalign.
  • Severely rotated teeth: Invisalign is effective for rotating teeth up to 20 degrees out of position. For teeth with more severe rotation, braces are generally recommended as they provide the necessary force and address other orthodontic issues like crowded teeth.
  • Very large gaps between teeth: Invisalign can correct smaller gaps, but gaps larger than 6mm are generally not suitable for Invisalign.
  • Raising and lowering teeth: Invisalign is not designed for significant vertical movement of teeth (extrusion and intrusion). While minor adjustments in tooth height may be possible, braces are typically more suitable for extensive vertical movement.
  • If you’re not eligible for Invisalign, don’t worry! We have plenty of great braces treatment options to improve your smile.

Try On Your New Invisalign Smile

Wanna see what your smile will look like after treatment? Try it on with our Invisalign Smile View Technology!

Mobile devices: Scan or tap the QR code to see your dream smile.

Desktop users: Click the QR code to try on your ideal smile.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign Braces?

There’s a reason Invisalign is one of our most sought-after treatment options! Here are a few perks of straightening your teeth with Invisalign:

  • More comfortable: Custom-fit aligners provide precise control over teeth straightening, resulting in a comfortable treatment experience.
  • Better dental hygiene: Invisalign clear aligners can be removed, making brushing and flossing routines easy!
  • Prevent chronic dental issues: Invisalign can prevent dental problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and sleep apnea caused by crooked teeth or abnormal bites.
  • Innovative digital imaging technology: Invisalign utilizes non-invasive 3D scanning technology instead of traditional goopy impressions, making the customization process more comfortable and convenient.
  • Boosts self-confidence: Straightening teeth with Invisalign enhances the aesthetic of your smile, and many patients report feeling more confident smiling during treatment!
  • Fewer in-office visits: Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign requires fewer and shorter dental visits, reducing inconvenience and intrusion.
  • Freedom to eat and drink: Unlike braces, Invisalign allows you to enjoy any food or drink without restrictions.
  • Shorter treatment period: Invisalign treatment typically lasts about a year, and the nearly invisible aligners make them inconspicuous to others.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

At our practice, the average cost of Invisalign is $5,200. However, the cost highly depends on your condition, treatment duration, and other factors. The best way to know how much it will cost is to come into our office for a free Invisalign consultation. Once we truly understand your needs, Dr. Santelli will outline your treatment and how much it will cost.

Invisalign Treatment Payment Options

At Santelli Orthodontics, we want orthodontic treatment to be as affordable as possible. We have flexible financing options to fit your budget, and we offer courtesy discounts for upfront payments. We also accept all major credit cards and many types of insurance plans. Our office is here to help you find the best financing options for your budget!

Who Is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a very appealing option because of its virtually invisible design. It’s important to remember that clear aligners are best for mild to moderate bite malocclusions, and those with more severe conditions may be better suited to braces treatment instead. Additionally, since Invisalign is only effective if worn 22 hours a day, patients need a certain amount of self-discipline to make it an effective treatment. That being said, Invisalign is a great option for teens and adults!

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Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign Teen is designed specifically for teenagers, creating a transformative smile with the help of innovative features like SmartTrack® and SmartForce® materials. These proprietary advancements allow up to 50% faster treatment time! As your teen undergoes this remarkable transformation, they can continue to embrace their daily lives with confidence and stay true to their individuality.

Invisalign for Adults

It is never too late to achieve a beautiful smile! Invisalign Adult offers effectiveness, convenience, and subtlety with your orthodontic treatment. These removable aligners allow you to maintain your normal lifestyle, whether it’s enjoying your favorite foods or smiling with confidence. With Invisalign Adult, you can embark on your journey to a straighter smile without compromising your confidence or daily routine.

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Top Quality Invisalign Treatment in Wellington & Boca Raton, FL.

Invisalign clear aligners are an amazing option for patients who want to align their teeth while flying under the radar! If you’re curious about getting Invisalign in Boca Raton & Wellington, it’s time to take the first step toward your dream smile. Contact us today to get your free Invisalign consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Clear Aligners

​​Invisalign aligners provide convenience and flexibility for eating, drinking, and snacking, allowing you to easily remove them whenever you need them. This also allows you to brush and floss normally and maintain oral health easily. On special occasions, you can temporarily take off your aligners and enjoy yourself without compromising your treatment. Invisalign seamlessly integrates into your daily activities, straightening your teeth while you do your routine. With clear aligners, you can be yourself and confidently show off your smile throughout the treatment process. Invisalign also offers the opportunity to achieve a picture-perfect smile for special events. Treatment appointments are convenient, with quick visits every eight to fifteen weeks, allowing you to continue with your daily life while making progress toward your ideal smile.

You must wear each set of aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily and switch to a new set every 1 to 2 weeks. Follow your orthodontist’s instructions to make sure your treatment is progressing well.

The duration of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on individual factors such as the complexity of the case and the specific alignment goals. On average, Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 to 18 months to achieve the desired results. However, some cases may require a shorter or longer treatment time.

With Invisalign clear aligners, you can enjoy any food you like without restrictions. Unlike traditional braces, which have a lengthy list of foods to avoid, Invisalign allows you the freedom to eat without worry. Remember to remove your aligners before indulging in your favorite meals or snacks.

Clean your aligners with anti-bacterial soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brush the aligners lightly and gently to avoid scratching or damaging it. After that, you can soak your aligner trays in a solution with Invisalign cleaning crystals. Dissolve the cleaning crystals in water according to the instructions provided. Remember to always follow the specific cleaning instructions provided by Dr. Santelli for the best results!

  1. Toothbrush: For daily cleaning, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently wash away bacteria. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can be abrasive and may scratch the plastic. Instead, use a colorless and odorless antibacterial soap to remove plaque, followed by rinsing with lukewarm water to prevent the warping of the retainers.
  2. Invisalign Cleaning Crystals: These cleaning crystals effectively remove bacteria. It is considered one of the best ways to clean retainers. Start by removing your retainers and rinsing them with cold water. Place them in a container, cover them with lukewarm water, and add a packet of Invisalign cleaning crystals. Gently shake the container to dissolve and distribute the crystals. Let the retainers soak for 15 minutes, then rinse with water.
  3. Distilled White Vinegar: This DIY cleaner is safe and effective for removing plaque and bacteria buildup. After brushing your retainers, mix one part of distilled white vinegar with three parts of lukewarm water in a container. Submerge the retainers in the solution and let them soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Finish by rinsing off the water and vinegar solution.
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide: Another DIY cleaning option, hydrogen peroxide is great for cleaning, disinfecting, and removing stains. Mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water, drop the retainers into the solution, ensuring they are fully submerged, and let them sit for 15 to 30 minutes before removing and rinsing.
  5. Ultrasonic Cleaner: If you’re willing to invest in a cleaning device, an ultrasonic cleaner is an excellent option. These devices use high-frequency sound waves to quickly and effectively clean bacteria and debris from retainers. Simply place the retainers in the ultrasonic cleaner, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and voila!

When you first start wearing aligners, you may develop a slight lisp. This is normal and tends to improve quickly with practice. The aligners, although thin, change the space in your mouth, which can affect how your tongue moves and cause difficulties with pronouncing “S” and “Z” sounds. If you experience a lisp, it should only last for a few days.

Invisalign offers a more comfortable alternative to traditional braces by avoiding wires. While wearing each new set of aligners, you may experience temporary discomfort or pressure for the first few days. However, this is normal and indicates that the treatment is progressing as intended, bringing your teeth closer to their desired alignment.

You can chew gum, just remember to remove your aligners beforehand. Chewing gum, particularly sugary varieties, can adhere to your aligners and potentially harm them. It is also advisable to moderate your overall gum-chewing habits to ensure you adhere to the recommended daily wear time for your aligners.

We advise against smoking while wearing Invisalign aligners as it can cause staining on the aligners.

In general, adult Invisalign patients are typically required to visit the orthodontist at least once every six weeks. During these appointments, your orthodontist will ensure that your smile is progressing and your aligners are effectively accomplishing their intended purpose.

After completing orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign, you should wear a retainer as directed to prevent teeth from shifting back.

The possibility of wearing Invisalign or any teeth-straightening method depends on the number of crowns you have. If you have crowns on just one or two teeth, you may still use Invisalign or other methods to straighten your teeth.

An Invisalign Diamond Preferred Provider is an orthodontic practice that has achieved a high level of experience and expertise in providing Invisalign treatment. Diamond Preferred Providers have treated a significant number of patients with Invisalign, completed advanced training, and maintain a high level of patient satisfaction. Choosing an Invisalign Diamond Preferred Provider ensures that patients receive care from a highly qualified professional with a proven track record of successful Invisalign treatments.

​​Over 6,000,000 patients worldwide have already benefited from Invisalign aligners, and the number of satisfied smiles continues to increase daily.