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Smile Design Dentistry is partnering with OrthoFX™ to offer you invisible, painless, hassle-free teeth straightening treatment.
If you decide to move ahead with treatment, you’ll start receiving clear, custom-made orthodontic aligners from OrthoFX™ – shipped directly to your home. Each week you’ll put in a new set of aligners designed to gradually move your teeth into place. Unlike traditional braces, OrthoFX™ Clear Aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed at will so you can eat, drink, and brush your teeth with comfort.
As your treatment advances, you’ll be able to use intelligent monitoring software provided by OrthoFX™ to track your progress remotely. That means fewer trips to the dentist’s office. Each week, you’ll get the satisfaction of watching your smile improve. Your optimal tooth spacing will enhance chewing function and help you brush and floss more easily so you’ll have healthier teeth and gums for the long-term.
OrthoFX clear aligners are a convenient alternative to traditional braces. They’re removable, almost transparent, and made using a special 3-layer proprietary polymer that’s more efficient and more comfortable than metal.
Using 3D scanning technology, the doctors at Smile Design will create a personalized aligner system that gently moves your teeth into position stage-by-stage. Made from a next-generation polymer, FXTetra™, the clear aligner fits over your teeth like a glove, applying gentle pressure on each tooth to gradually straighten them over time. The aligners are shipped directly to you and you’ll switch out your old aligner with a new one each week.
Every treatment plan also includes a retainer to help make sure your teeth stay in place after you’ve completed your treatment. The retainers are made from a special FXTetra Bright polymer that gives your teeth a natural white color without the use of harsh chemicals.
OrthoFX™ teeth aligners are:
Most people have a slight overbite. But when your front upper teeth significantly cover your lower teeth, you’re at higher risk for injury, pain while chewing, and speech problems.
An underbite can cause problems with chewing and digestion and increased wear and tear on your front teeth.
A crossbite isn’t just a cosmetic issue. Misaligned teeth can cause pain and increase the likelihood of tooth decay.
Gap teeth can cause pockets to form between the teeth and gums where food gets stuck. This causes sore and tender gums and even leads to gum disease.
An open bite can cause problems chewing, increased wear and tear on back teeth, and speech problems.
Crowded teeth are difficult to brush and floss. Plaque accumulation in inaccessible areas can cause tooth decay, bleeding gums, or bone loss.
The length of the treatment will depend on the plan you put together with your Smile Design dentist. You’ll swap out a new set of aligners each week during the treatment, but the total number of weeks can vary depending on the extent of the orthodontic issues being addressed. (OrthoFX™ ships the aligners directly to you, so there’s no need for extra trips to the dentist during your treatment.) Ask your doctor how long your treatment is likely to take.
Not at all! OrthoFX™ Clear Aligners have a special proprietary three-layer structure that makes them more comfortable than other orthodontic aligners. The special elastomeric layer in the middle gives the aligners added flexibility so they feel more natural as you wear them.
OrthoFX™ Clear Aligners are ideal for people who want more discreet orthodontic treatment. Braces are made of metal and affixed to the teeth so they can’t be removed until the end of treatment. But OrthoFX™ dental aligners can be removed while you’re eating or brushing your teeth, giving a wider range of food options and making for a much more comfortable experience. They’re made of a nearly-transparent polymer that people won’t see while you’re wearing them.
OrthoFX™ provides award-winning customer support. Our VIP concierge service will answer any questions about financing and dental insurance. We use advanced technology and AI-powered remote monitoring to reduce trips to the office. By mixing in-person and remote care, you get the best of both worlds: the care and attention of expert dental professionals and the convenience of remote monitoring.
Family-owned and operated since 2004, Smile Design Dentistry has over 50 offices across Central Florida and the Tampa Bay area. We offer a comfortable and individualized patient experience while providing high quality, comprehensive dental care.
At Smile Design, we believe in fostering a sense of community by building trusting relationships with our patients. That’s why you’ll see the same dentist and hygienist at each appointment. We’ll take the time to get to know you, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions so you can make informed decisions about your oral health. Check out our blog to learn more about our practice.