Invisalign® Basics

Invisalign® is a teeth-straightening system that uses a custom-made series of aligners designed specifically for each patient that can be used to straighten teeth without the use of metal brackets or wires.

When you choose Miami Orthodontic Specialists as your Invisalign provider, Dr. Garcia-Paul will take impressions of your teeth and then work with 3-D computer-based software to plan out your tooth movement. Invisalign is an esthetic alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment methods.

Call to schedule your first free consultation appointment today to see if Invisalign aligners can help you perfect your smile.

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Several factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment at Miami Orthodontic Specialists. In most cases, we do not charge more for Invisalign treatment than we would for braces or another treatment type. The exact treatment cost depends on the problems with the teeth and bite and how long the treatment is going to take.

This is why we offer a free initial consultation – so that you can be evaluated by Dr. Garcia-Paul and we can explain the treatment that will help you achieve your dream smile.


Affordable Invisalign Treatment

At Miami Orthodontic Specialists, we do everything possible to make Invisalign an affordable treatment option. We know that straight teeth are an investment in your health and in your future.


Payment Options for Invisalign

  • An in-house payment plan with the cost divided over the months of treatment to fit your budget
  • Low monthly payments
  • Option to use Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account
  • Discount on paid-in-full treatment


The Invisalign Process

We'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.

You will probably wear Invisalign aligners for 9–15 months, and will typically use 18–30 sets during your treatment.

You wear the trays for about 22 hours a day but can remove them for brushing your teeth and eating. Based on your individual needs, you will wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment, and will start to notice a change in just a few months!

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. It uses a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.

Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the exact movements your orthodontist plans for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.

You’ll get a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth. See more at the Invisalign site.

This nearly-invisible option to straighten your teeth is truly changing the way people see orthodontic treatment. Dr. Garcia-Paul has a lot of experience treating patients with Invisalign, and we’re excited to offer this technology to our Miami, FL braces patients.

Differences Between Invisalign & Braces

Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth. Because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces—bring on the popcorn and peanuts.

In fact, the aligners must be removed for eating and for drinking anything other than water. You need to make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces. To prevent staining, you’ll need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat.

Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.


Invisalign® For Adults

We are proud to be the Miami Invisalign Preferred Provider!

How would you like to get the beautiful, straight teeth that you’ve always wanted… without braces?

The terms “Metal Mouth,” “Brace Face” and “Tin Grin” may come to mind when you think of orthodontic treatment. The amount of metal that was previously used to straighten teeth discouraged many adults from considering orthodontic treatment in the past.

Newer advances, like Invisalign® have made it possible for adults to achieve the straight smile that they’ve been wanting without flashing a grill of metal every time they smile. Better still, advances in orthodontics have allowed treatment to become faster and more comfortable, permitting patients to finish their treatment much more quickly.

Today, over 25% of patients in the United States are adults, but in our practice, the ratio is actually closer to 50:50. Our patients range in age from 7 to 77. Some adults come in seeking treatment for the first time and others want to fix teeth that have shifted over time. Regardless of your reason, we are here to help you obtain the beautiful, straight teeth that will keep you smiling for years to come.


Why Straighten Your Teeth?

  • A more confident smile
  • Improved self-image
  • Straight teeth are easier to keep clean
  • Less chance of developing gum disease, bad breath, tooth wear & potential tooth loss

From a health perspective, straight teeth are easier to keep clean than crowded and overlapping teeth-decreasing the chances of developing gum disease, bad breath, tooth wear and potential tooth loss.

From a cosmetic point of view, straight teeth can lead to a more confident smile and an improved self-image, which can also lead to improved performance at work or school. Regardless of the reason, all treatment options are presented at the first appointment, and you get to decide what works best for you.

Many adults choose Invisalign because…

  • It is more cosmetic – not visible in photos
  • No food restrictions – you remove them to eat
  • Easier to clean – brushing & flossing is not an issue
  • More comfortable – no wires or braces


Responsibilities of Invisalign

It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.

Like with traditional braces, you will generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.

Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; the doctor can advise you about what options are best for you.

Schedule your free consultation at our Miami, FL office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.