Our Tampa dentist offers a modern and discreet solution for achieving a straighter smile without braces: Invisalign. Under the skilled guidance of Dr. Maria Upshaw, we help patients achieve beautifully aligned teeth and renewed confidence right here in our office. If you're considering orthodontic treatment but don’t like the idea of traditional braces, Invisalign may be the right choice.
Invisalign is a versatile orthodontic system that’s suitable for a wide range of patients, from teenagers to adults of all ages. Invisalign can address various orthodontic concerns, including crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and more. During your comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Upshaw will evaluate your oral anatomy and needs, discuss your treatment goals, and determine if Invisalign is best for your smile.
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and made from clear, BPA-free material. This allows you to straighten your teeth with confidence, without the conspicuous appearance of traditional braces.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. You can—and should—take them out for eating, brushing, and flossing. Invisalign patients enjoy easy maintenance and can enjoy all of their favorite food.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made using advanced 3D technology for a precise and comfortable fit. They exert gentle pressure to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions, minimizing discomfort throughout the treatment process.
With Invisalign, you typically require fewer appointments compared to traditional braces. Dr. Upshaw will provide you with several sets of aligners and show you how to change them at home according to the prescribed schedule. We’ll see you for periodic check-ups to monitor your progress.
Invisalign treatment involves advanced digital imaging and computer modeling. This allows you to visualize the projected outcome of your treatment, giving you a clearer understanding of the expected results and enhancing your treatment experience.
While both Invisalign and traditional braces can effectively straighten teeth, Invisalign offers unique advantages like improved comfort, easier home care, and no dietary restrictions. Best of all, they’re practically invisible, making them a popular treatment option with our adult patients. Our patients find Invisalign gentler than traditional braces, since the aligners are changed out biweekly, eliminating the need for uncomfortable orthodontic “adjustments” each month. Plus, Dr. Upshaw loves that the removable feature makes it easier for our patients to keep their smiles healthy throughout the treatment process.
The Invisalign treatment process begins with a consultation. Your dentist in Tampa will evaluate your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine if Invisalign is suitable for you. During this visit we’ll also take precise digital scans or traditional impressions of your teeth to create a blueprint for your orthodontic experience. Using computerized modeling software, Dr. Upshaw will develop a customized treatment plan, showing you a virtual representation of your teeth's movement throughout the Invisalign process. We’ll also review payment and financing options, so you know exactly what you can expect before committing to treatment.
If you decide you’d like to begin Invisalign treatment, we’ll order a series of custom-made aligners fitted specifically for your teeth using state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology. You will wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks, gradually progressing through the series as your teeth shift into the prescribed alignment. Be sure to wear your orthodontic trays for a minimum of 20 hours a day.
Dr. Upshaw will monitor your progress at periodic checkups and send you home with several sets of aligners at a time, so that you can continue your orthodontic experience. Once the treatment is complete, you will be provided with clear, fitted retainers to help maintain the new alignment of your smile.
At Upshaw Dental Studio, we’re committed to helping our patients achieve beautifully straight smiles with Invisalign. Whether you're a teenager or an adult, Invisalign may be the perfect solution.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Upshaw to discuss your options and learn more about our affordable Invisalign treatment in Tampa.