Invisalign Clearwater FL

Last updated: January 12, 2018

Everyone knows that straight teeth give you a beautiful smile. Did you know that straighter teeth can also affect your overall health? Crooked or misaligned teeth also known as malocclusion affects seventy-four percent, American adults. Left untreated, crooked teeth can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws which can lead to premature wear. The effects of crooked teeth can worsen over time and may adversely affect your overall health.

Common types of teeth misalignment include:

Crowding

Before and After

Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.

Spacing

Before and After

Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.

Overbite

Before and After

An overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Crossbite

Before and After

Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.

Underbite

Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Open Bite

Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).


Images are presented for reference purposes only and are not intended to represent the actual results a future Invisalign patient will achieve. Treatment times and results will vary by patient. Please consult your doctor to determine if Invisalign treatment is right for you.


Crooked teeth can affect your bite creating unnatural stress and pressure leading to premature wear. Teeth that are subject to excessive pressure can develop chipping and not just at the gum line. Over time the excessive force may also cause flattened or worn down teeth or chipping and fractures at the edges of teeth. Additionally, a bad bite may produce improper forces on the jaw joint that may lead to pain in the jaw, ear ache, and even headaches.

Premature wear can lead to gum recession, poor bone supported the roots, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss. Teeth that fit together correctly last longer and are likely to need less costly dentistry in the future. Crooked teeth can affect your periodontal health because it’s difficult to remove plaque and bacteria from the crowded areas.

Bacteria that is not properly removed will multiply and trigger periodontal disease which began with gum inflammation, redness, and bleeding while brushing and flossing. If left untreated, over time gum inflammation will progress to chronic infection, soft tissue damage, receding gums, periodontal pockets, bone loss, and eventually tooth loss.

These conditions can lead to painful repair and maintenance in the future which could amount to thousands of dollars and expense and countless hours in the dentist’s chair. Problems in the oral cavity are best treated in the early stages.

Crooked teeth that are left untreated can trap bacteria that damaged gum tissue cells and invade blood vessels. This can cause damage to cells that line your coronary arteries increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other illness. Correctly position your teeth for proper alignment and function will help prevent future dental problems and make a significant difference toward a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life. Ask your doctor and hygienist today about Invisalign, a series of clear aligners that are custom made to gradually move and align your teeth. Start on the road to a healthier you today.

At Feather Sound Smiles, we are committed to using the best technology available to give you a beautiful smile. For patients with bite alignment or teeth alignment issues, this means using clear braces for discreet and effective care. Our Clearwater, FL dental office is proud to offer our patients the benefits of Invisalign® for straighter smiles.

The Advantage of Clear Braces

Invisalign® is a system for straightening teeth that don’t require the use of metal or wires; Invisalign® utilizes a number of clear trays to correct your smile. These trays are made to fit over your teeth throughout each phase of teeth movement, in order to help you meet your goals.

Because this system uses clear, removable trays, you’ll enjoy:

An Easy Oral Hygiene Routine: Your aligners can be taken out and brushed gently for a thorough clean – no special picks or floss required.

Diet Freedom: Because the trays are removable, you can take them out to eat and drink. You won’t have to worry about damaging the appliance with your food choices because you won’t be wearing the clear trays at mealtimes.

Low-Profile Care: Invisalign® is so-named because its specially designed trays are ultra-clear. You might be surprised to learn that many people won’t know you’re wearing them.

Full Comfort: The plastic aligners are smooth and won’t hurt the inside of your cheeks, your tongue, or lips.

While braces of any kind might seem too youthful for adult patients, Invisalign® is perfect for both teenage and mature patients. Because it’s so discreet, you don’t have to worry about treatment affecting your professional or social life. Our Clearwater dentist, Dr. Daoud, recommends Invisalign® for just about any orthodontic problem. If you have an off-balance bite, crowded teeth, or a gapped smile, we can help you address these issues with our clear braces treatment.

Invisalign for Teens and Adult

Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business and social reasons, or even for a special occasion like your wedding day. Or perhaps you’re a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet modern-day solution. Either way, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® can provide a simple way to accomplish this without having to put your life on hold. Take a moment to learn more about the entire Invisalign treatment process and how it can help you by visiting www.invisalign.com.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using 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 gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you.

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that Invisalign® is flexible enough to let you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause.

The aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing to eating whatever you like. With other devices, brushing and flossing properly can often take up to 30 minutes!

Special occasion coming up? No problem — just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you’re ready. Of course, even when you’re wearing them, most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment because they are virtually invisible!

Invisalign is also ideal for your busy schedule, with fewer doctor visits required (approximately every six weeks).

Invisalign Vs. Braces Cost: Which Is Right for You?

Whether it’s you or your kid who needs straighter teeth, you’ll want to look into both traditional braces and Invisalign to decide which method better suits your needs.

Perhaps you’re an adult who’s been smiling comfortably your whole life and wants to avoid the potential embarrassment caused by a mouth full of braces. Or maybe your teen is just too self-conscious so you’ll do everything in your power to ease the awkwardness of their adolescence. Being a teenager is awkward enough as it is, some might argue. Whatever your situation may be, use this helpful list of pros and cons to guide you towards an informed decision on how to best straighten your teeth.

What’s the Difference?

They’ll both straighten your pearly whites, but they employ different technologies.

Braces, metal brackets that an orthodontist will glue to your teeth and secure with wires and rubber bands, have been around for some time. While the modern version of braces was invented in the early 1800s, the obsession with straight teeth dates all the way backs to ancient Romans. Their methods could be considered the earliest form of braces with crude bands used to straighten teeth.

Invisalign, on the other hand, first came into use in the year 2000. This method consists of two aligner trays made out of plastic that your orthodontist will create based on x-rays. No rubber bands or brackets necessary. As the name suggests, this method is meant to be as inconspicuous as possible, so don’t choose Invisalign if you were looking forward to color-coordinating your rubber bands with your personality.

Benefits of Braces

Your orthodontist will probably inform you if you should go with braces over of Invisalign. They’re more effective when you have more complex issues with your teeth. But, if you have the option to choose, here are a few reasons you might want to stick with this more traditional technology.

– You only need check-ups once a month. Less visiting the orthodontist means more time enjoying your life.
– On average, braces are usually cheaper. They’ll run you between $1,800-$5,500 depending on how long you wear them.
– Irremovable, so there’s never any temptation to skip a day. If you have less self-discipline, braces might serve you better.
– Braces require fewer steps to keep clean. Just the regular brushing and flossing for your braces, although some orthodontists might recommend using a water pick as well.

Benefits of Invisalign

We all know the main reason Invisalign is so popular. What could be better than invisible braces? If no one can see them, no one can call you metal mouth. Other good reasons to choose Invisalign include:

– Avoid worrying about food getting caught in your teeth since you can remove Invisalign to eat and floss after meals.
– No discomfort with wires and brackets cutting up the sides of your mouth.

Disadvantage of Braces

Use the following list if you’re trying to convince your parents to buy you Invisalign.

– The wires and brackets may cause pain and even sores inside your mouth.
– After several years of braces, you may end up with tooth discoloration or breakage (this really depends on whether you’re cleaning and maintaining properly).
– If you love popcorn and chewing gum, you’ll feel deprived for the next few years while you’re stuck in braces. Every orthodontist you meet will sternly advise against eating sticky or hard foods.
– If you’re an athlete who plays rough, contact sports, Invisalign could prove a better choice for you as braces add a risk of a mouth or jaw injury.

Disadvantage of Invisalign

If your mouth is free of bridgework, canines that need rotating, and bite issues, Invisalign may seem like the obvious choice, but first, consider the following disadvantages.

– Invisalign requires frequent trips to your orthodontist. The aligner trays have to be changed every two weeks, and on top of that, you’ll need check-ups every 4-6 weeks.
– You must remove the trays before eating and drinking anything besides water, which allows you to eat the foods you like but could also become a hassle.
– The cleaning process is a little more complicated. To avoid staining, you’ll have to remove the trays and brush after each meal.
– Because the trays are removable, this method requires discipline. If you can manage to keep the trays in for 22 hours a day, you’ll be all set.
– Finally, Invisalign may be an investment your bank account doesn’t like. This technology costs $5,000 on average.

The decision to get braces or Invisalign will profoundly affect your oral health. Your teeth will thank you for making the most informed decision.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign can run as low as $3,500. The average Invisalign cost is about $5,000.

How Do I Get Invisalign® in Clearwater?

The first step to getting clear braces is to contact our office for your consultation. Dr. Daoud will sit with you to determine your goals and help tailor treatment to your needs. We take digital images of your smile and send that information to Invisalign®’s laboratory, where your aligners will be made to fit your teeth at each stage of the treatment plan.

Once they’re ready to be worn, you’ll come back to our office, where you’ll get your first aligner. Aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day, with each one being used for about two weeks before you’ll move on to the next phase of treatment.

Ready to Learn More about Invisalign®? Contact FeatherSound Smiles!

We’re confident that a straight and healthy smile can do wonders for your health and happiness. If you have questions about how you can get Invisalign® in Clearwater, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation, call Dr. Daoud at (727) 561-0800 or make an appointment online. We look forward to giving you the smile you deserve!

Source: www.invisalign.com

Photo Credit: © invisalign.com

Yelp Reviews

FeatherSound Smiles
5.0
Based on 8 Reviews
Ingrid R.
Ingrid R.
2017-12-27 18:08:52
Absolutely love this dental team! Was totally afraid of going to the dentist after multiple horrid experiences (drilling through tooth, left a particle...
Brandy R.
Brandy R.
2017-12-09 00:21:33
By far the BEST dental experience I've had in 38 years. The whole staff is just AMAZING! I made a first time appointment for myself and my son and I thought...
James T.
James T.
2017-12-08 12:05:44
Clean, polite staff, professional. Close to my home, too.
Laura R.
Laura R.
2017-08-16 15:02:09
This is my first review on yelp after being on here since the beginning. I went to Feathersound Smiles after an unfortunate encounter with a different...
Kenna E.
Kenna E.
2017-03-28 15:03:00
My Husband and I drive 45 minutes out of our way to see Dr. Amir and his staff because they are the best!!! Always a great experience and they are very...
Sheila C.
Sheila C.
2016-12-09 16:03:08
The staff is awesome. I enjoy going to their office because they make your experience worth it. I will tell all my friends and coworkers to come here.
Jessica R.
Jessica R.
2016-08-04 09:19:05
Best dentist in town! Staff cares about their patients. Dr. Daoud takes the time to explain your treatment plan and makes sure you're well-informed. Office...

Testimonials

Here’s what just some of our patients have said

Google Rating
4.8
Yelp Rating
5.0
Facebook Rating
5.0
Dr. Daoud and his staff are very professional. Dr. Daoud is knowledgeable and friendly. Most efficient Dentist office I’ve been at. Sarah the hygienist is awesome. She knows what she’s doing. She makes sure you are comfortable during the whole process and she is very informative about the process as well as your specific dental needs or issues. Lynda makes sure everything runs smoothly at office management wise, she has amazing customer service skills. I highly recommend them. Truly exceptional!!
Ricky Kureti
Ricky Kureti
21:54 24 May 18
Very accommodating, friendly and gave me a great cleaning. I actually enjoyed my dental visit. I have found my new dentist. I definitely recommend them to anyone looking.
Rodney Ondrus
Rodney Ondrus
22:15 18 Apr 18
So happy I found Dr. Amir and his wonderful staff. Excellent care in a warm and friendly,y environment. Everyone is so caring and kind. Couldn’t be happier.
Suzette Ungvarsky
Suzette Ungvarsky
00:37 10 Apr 18
Amazing dentist office. Dentist Amir is smart, funny and kind. In fact everyone there is extremely kind, from the front desk to Sarah the dental hygienist to everyone I've met there, but not like overly nice kind. More of a genuine kind attitude you don't find very often. You can tell they actually care about you/your teeth there and they don't push work you don't need. Equipment there is top notch and staff is extremely experienced. Keep up the fantastic work.
M Johnson
M Johnson
04:59 21 Mar 18
I love it here! Best dentist in the Bay area.I had a really bad experience with my previous dentist, which made my jaw issues 10X worse. Fast Forward 2 years, after 1 appointment with Feather Sound Smiles, I not only have beautiful clean teeth but my jaw pain is completely gone! I can't believe it. They taught me how to relax my jaw and not clench all day long. Highly recommended. In & out of a cleaning, under 30 minutes.
Mary D'Alesandro
Mary D'Alesandro
21:08 21 Feb 18
Highly Recommend! This place is clean, friendly, professional, and punctual! I interacted with Alex, Dr. Amir, and Sarah. Had genuine conversations with me, gentle with the cleaning process, and spoke about my concerns in depth. Any questions or concerns you may have, this place can guide you towards the right direction. It was my first visit at this dentist office and I will make it my only dentist practice. They don't rush you out, they make you feel comfortable. Great staffing. If you're looking for a professional dentists office, come here.
Sofia Sanchez
Sofia Sanchez
16:00 30 Jan 18
Being new to the area Feather Sound Smiles was recommended to me. My first visit went smoothly and I couldn’t say enough good things about Dr. Daoud and his staff. They were super nice, friendly and very professional. They have the latest technology on site and my root canal took only a couple of hours from start to finish. I walked out with my permanent crown in place. Phenomenal job!
nada mishrik
nada mishrik
17:53 09 Jan 18
Absolutely love this dental team! Was totally afraid of going to the dentist after multiple horrid experiences (drilling through tooth, left a particle under a filling, numbed my mouth, allergic reaction). But alas, teeth need to be cared for. Been coming to this office since 2011, absolutely love the team, especially Sarah! She is always so thorough and helpful. I especially like how they don't try to "sell" me anything new and provide me with a tooth care/maintenance plan to help my teeth get healthier between visits. Recommend them to all my friends and family!
Ingrid Rodriguez
Ingrid Rodriguez
02:07 28 Dec 17
This office is clean, comfortable and the staff is extremely friendly and caring! I had a great experience and won’t go anywhere else! I would recommend them to anyone. If you don’t like going to the dentist you should definitely try Feather Sound, they will make you feel right at home! Dr. Daoud was extremely knowledgeable and Emily the hygienist was a pleasure.
Rachel Fontana
Rachel Fontana
02:51 19 Dec 17
Fantastic service from everyone. Establishing as a new patient was an enjoyable process. I went in for a cleaning and was told my mouth was "boring." They gave great information and didn't offer anything I didn't need. Glad I found them.
Matt Schneller
Matt Schneller
16:16 29 Nov 17
Excellent experience on my first visit today.! Dr. Daoud was very knowledgeable, personable and up front about my dental needs. Every person I encountered was extremely friendly, warm, welcoming and knowledgeable. I have had an astounding number of dental/orthodontic treatments in my life and this was by far one of my best experiences all around.
Mandy Paige
Mandy Paige
02:52 22 Nov 17
I can't say enough nice things about Dr. Daoud and his dentistry practice. He and his his staff are excellent, always friendly and extremely professional. His practice epitomizes the next generation in general and cosmetic dentistry. His technology is far superior to any other dentist I've experienced. More impressive is his care and attention to each patient. That's why our entire family has switched and are now patients. I feel comfortable saying he's the best dentist in the Tampa Bay area.
vincent fabrizzi
vincent fabrizzi
23:17 23 Oct 17
We just moved back to the area and our son recommended Dr. Daoud. For those of you that actually read these...I too had a filling drilled out and refilled. After an accident in the early 70's, I've had copious amounts of dental work completed. Old work sometimes, has to be replaced and with the technology today, the filling replaced yesterday will probably be outlast the car I bought last year and cost a lot less. Lynda greeted me with an early morning smile, Alex led me through the procedures and assisted Dr. Daoud with my filling, and Sara made my cleaning, irrigation, fluoride treatment a dream. Thank you for my first appointment being so comfortable and professional!
tim miller
tim miller
14:04 18 Oct 17
Thank you for taking great care of our family! Invisalign was well worth it, Our smiles thank you.
Lauren Gavrelis
Lauren Gavrelis
02:16 21 Sep 17
A friend recommended this dentist. They were kind, thorough, detailed, and very welcoming. The best part they actually cared.
mary gill
mary gill
11:37 13 Jul 17
Great Dentist! Dr Daoud did a procedure to remove two teeth and place dental implants. He took the time and fully explained each step of the process. Very knowledgeable and I feel I received the best and most advanced care available for dental implants. He did a great job and I am very happy with the procedure and everyone in the office was very professional, friendly and did a great job.
Jeff Brunozzi
Jeff Brunozzi
22:48 22 Jun 17
Dr Amir Daoud is hands down one of the best dentists we have ever met. He treated my husband and we're very happy with his quality of work, his personable mannerism, and the lengths that he takes to make sure his patients are okay. We highly recommended him.
Yolanda Moayedi
Yolanda Moayedi
20:37 20 Jun 17
This practice truly stands out among all of the places I have been. From exceptional hygienists who go the extra mile to make sure your experience is a good one, to Dr. Dauod taking the time to explain the treatment options that are best for you. It is has been evident on numerous occasions that his advice to me had my best interest at heart. I have had bad experiences with other practices in the past who have tried to put their bottom line first, so it is refreshing to have finally found an establishment that I can truly trust. Thank you for everything!
Mark Stone
Mark Stone
19:20 21 May 17

Contact Us

Here’s a quick way to get in touch if you have any questions

OFFICE HOURS

Mon-Tue:  8am to 5pm
Wed-Thu:  10am to 7pm
Fri-Sun:  Closed

LOCATION

2325 Ulmerton Rd Ste 27
Clearwater FL 33762
DIRECTIONS

Pin It on Pinterest