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At Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud, we welcome questions from our patients. Educating patients on how best to take care of their oral health is one of the most important aspects of what our team does. We have also found that patients who take the time to ask questions tend to be more involved in their own health, which is always a good thing!
We tend to hear some of the same questions over and over, so for your convenience, we have gathered some of those questions and included the responses here. But if your question isn’t listed below, we invite you to ask it anyway. Chances are, if you have the question, so does someone else.
You can call us with your questions, or make note of them so you can ask at your next appointment. We look forward to sharing our knowledge!
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and smile, your first step to changing your life is to make an appointment with Dr. Yang Hua at Modern Dentistry of St. Cloud. Every person has a unique look, and this extends to your smile. During your appointment, Dr. Hua will be able to perform a visual and comprehensive exam to determine your individual needs and if other procedures are necessary before the teeth straightening process can begin. We may recommend a dental cleaning before many dental procedures, including Invisalign. There are many benefits to invisible aligners, including:
As their name implies, clear braces are practically invisible. Unless other people are looking closely, they may never realize you’re wearing aligners. If you work in a professional environment, or if the thought of metal braces turns you off, this is the best option for your lifestyle.
If you have ever had a friend or family member who wore metal braces, you have probably seen the cleaning process they go through after each meal. Often, food and debris can get stuck in the wires and brackets, so certain foods have to be avoided. Invisible braces are removable, which means you don’t have to alter your eating habits. You can still eat, drink, brush, and floss like normal. If you have a picture to take, or interview, special occasion, or play a musical instrument, you can easily remove your aligners. Dr. Hua recommends you wear them 20 to 22 hours a day.
We have all seen how painful traditional braces seem to be, but clear braces don’t require tightening brackets or shredding your cheeks and gums. While the process of shifting your teeth will always have some discomfort, Invisalign uses gentle force. Most patients only feel pressure, but few feel pain. If you feel any pain, please contact our St. Cloud, FL dental office immediately.
Invisalign can change your life permanently! If you have crooked or protruding teeth, you can treat yourself to a beautiful, straight smile in less time than traditional braces. Contact our office today to start your smile journey!