SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sarasota cosmetic dentist Dr. Peter Rubenstein offers Invisalign as a treatment option for straightening teeth. The treatment corrects overcrowding, overbites and mild to moderate spacing problems. According to Dr. Rubenstein, adult and teen patients prefer this option since the clear aligners are virtually invisible. The aligner can be removed when eating, drinking, brushing teeth and flossing. This discreet teeth-straightening option has minimal impact on a patient's lifestyle, while still achieving the same results as braces. Dr. Rubenstein says that the cost for both treatments is similar.
Prestige Dental, a general and cosmetic dentistry practice serving patients in Sarasota, Osprey and Venice, reports that Invisalign is an increasing popular option for straightening teeth.
"Invisalign is a comfortable, convenient and effective option for straightening teeth," said Dr. Rubenstein. "The clear aligners are virtually invisible, making this a discreet choice for adults and teens."
The aligners are made from a smooth, comfortable plastic. There are no visible brackets or metal hardware on the teeth. This means there are no sharp metal pieces that can irritate the cheeks and gums.
"Many of our patients compare wearing aligners to wearing thin, custom-molded teeth whitening trays," said the dentist. "This is an ideal choice for adults who do not want to draw attention to their cosmetic dental procedures. Teens are less likely to be self-conscious with these aligners."
Patients can remove the device whenever they want for eating, brushing and flossing teeth. Removing the aligners while eating and brushing makes it easier for teens to keep their teeth clean. This helps reduce the risk for cavities.
"The average cost for both braces and Invisalign is similar," said Dr. Rubenstein "Both treatments can correct spacing, a cross bite, overbite or underbite. However, when choosing an option for straightening teeth, I remind patients they need to choose an option that works best for their lifestyle. The end result may be straighter teeth, but the process of achieving this result should complement what is more convenient for them."
As an additional benefit, Dr. Rubenstein says that office visits are also less frequent. Patients with braces must visit their orthodontist at least once every month. Dr. Rubenstein typically sees Invisalign patients every six weeks for new trays as teeth shift. This is easier for adult patients with a busy work or travel schedule.
Prestige Dental provides general and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family, including teens and adults. Cosmetic dentistry services include teeth straightening, veneers, teeth whitening, gum recontouring, bridges, dental implants and crowns. Dr. Rubenstein recommends regular dental checkups to maintain good oral health.
Patients may learn more about the different cosmetic dentistry services available from Prestige Dental including Invisalign at http://www.prestigedentalsarasota.com.
CONTACT: Prestige Dental 888-667-5235Source: Prestige Dental