Consider Invisalign treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Robert Ford or Dr. Luisa Betancur can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you.
During your complimentary initial consultation, we will take an X-ray, photos and give you a detailed plan with all of your treatment options. Our Ocala and The Villages offices are top 1% Invisalign providers, meaning we do more Invisalign than anyone else in Marion or Sumter County! With this high level of expertise, almost every patient can be an Invisalign patient! If you have been told that you can't be treated with Invisalign, come visit us and let us show you all of the possibilities!
What is it?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to administer Invisalign treatment, including Drs. Ford and Betancur.
Why would I want it?
Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time at Ford & Betancur Orthodontics getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Invisalign fully integrates with our iTero® scanner, which gives you a completely digital experience—no more goopy impressions! With this advanced state-of-the-art technology, you can expect to have the highest accuracy and standard of care! By using our intraoral scanner, Invisalign treatment is much more accurate, quicker, and precise.
How does it work?
You wear each set of Invisalign aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions.
You'll visit us about once every eight to 12 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. With Invisalign, appointments are much more flexible. In fact, some of our “Snow Bird” patients who do not live in town for part of the year make great Invisalign patients!
Treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years. It all depends on the complexity of your case. We also offer several options—AcceleDent® Aura and PROPEL—to accelerate your treatment. If you have a deadline or a special occasion coming up, ask us how your treatment time can be cut in half! Come visit our Ocala or The Villages today and find out!
When you’re done with the active phase of your treatment, retention begins. Retainers are a crucial part of treatment! They are what keep your teeth straight so that all your hard work won’t be lost. Drs. Ford and Betancur offer several different kinds of retainers depending on your needs.
Getting Started with Invisalign
During your initial consultation, you will get a detailed plan of your treatment options. You will have all of the information you need to take the first step in transforming your smile! Contact our Ocala or The Villages orthodontic office to schedule an appointment today!