Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 03, 2012
Randall A. Diez, DMD, of General and Cosmetic Dentistry knows that many individuals need or want to get their teeth straightened, but they do not want to wear the metal brackets and wires that come with metal braces. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Diez offers the Invisalign procedure to patients as an alternative teeth-straightening method. This method works particularly well for patients who prefer to straighten their teeth discreetly.
While not everyone is a candidate for the Invisalign procedure, it is available to many patients. Once it is determined that a person should do well with this procedure, the first appointment for treatment is scheduled. This visit will require that x-rays be taken and impressions made so that a three dimensional image of the teeth can be created. This image allows the dentist to create a plan for treatment and to design the clear, plastic aligner trays that will be used during the process.
An Invisalign patient will usually return to the dentist every two weeks or so for a new set of trays. The trays are adjusted slightly from the previous trays so that the teeth are gently moved into alignment. Regular checkups are scheduled every six to eight weeks so that the results can be monitored and the treatment plan adjusted as needed. The entire procedure can take about a year, but will vary according to the individual being treated.
Instead of metal braces that are so visible, the Invisalign aligner trays are clear, plastic and are hardly noticeable. They can be easily removed when a person needs to eat or when it is time to clean the trays. For more information on who makes a good candidate for this procedure visit dentist-in-tampa.com.
General and Cosmetic Dentistry is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care for Tampa, FL for over 25 years. Dr. Randall A. Diez received his bachelor’s degree from University of Florida, is a graduate from University of Florida College of Dentistry and Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He is educated in advanced anterior aesthetics, cosmetics and reconstructive procedures, and occlusion I (biting function and related muscles and joints). Dr. Diez is certified in sedation dentistry, Invisalign, CEREC, Laser Dentistry and TruDenta Migraine Therapy. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment, and only two percent of dentists have his level of advanced education. To learn more about General and Cosmetic Dentistry and their dental services visit their website at http://www.dentist-in-tampa.com and call (813) 321-0074 or (813) 358-5750.