Clear Aligner Orthodontics

Do you want straighter teeth? They can help improve your smile, the alignment of your bite, and your confidence. But traditional braces with wires and brackets can take years of treatment to achieve the final results and are bulky and more challenging to care for. Well, you have another option available, one that’s proven to work faster — Clear Aligner Orthodontics. At Dentistry of Tavares, we are proud to offer this advanced, effective method of straightening your teeth.

How Does Clear Aligner Orthodontics Work?

After you and one of our talented dentists have determined that Clear Aligner Orthodontics is the right solution for you, we take impressions of your teeth, which are used to create your personalized treatment plan and the clear alignment trays. These clear alignment trays gently apply pressure to your teeth, guiding them into position. Every day, you wear them for 20 to 22 hours, taking them out only for eating and cleaning. As a result, your teeth shift slightly over the course of a couple of weeks. Then you switch to the next set of trays, bringing you one step closer to straight teeth.

What Are The Benefits Of Clear Aligner Orthodontics?

Clear Aligner Orthodontics has some clear advantages over traditional braces, including the following:

  • Fast results. Traditional braces can take between 24 and 36 months to complete treatment, but with Clear Aligner Orthodontics, you need 12 to 18 months to reach the final results.
  • Easy maintenance. The clear alignment trays are easy to keep clean. Simply use your toothbrush and toothpaste on them every night before you go to bed.
  • No food limitations. Because the trays are removable, you don’t have to restrict what food you eat.
  • Easy oral hygiene. The brackets and wires of metal braces make it more difficult to brush and floss your teeth, but Clear Aligner Orthodontics allows you to easily maintain your healthy oral habits.
Am I A Good Candidate For Clear Aligner Orthodontics?

Clear Aligner Orthodontics isn’t for everyone. In fact, there are situations that are still best handled with traditional braces. These scenarios include the following:

  • More advanced alignment issues. If your teeth are severely misaligned, traditional braces may be your best option.
  • Forgetfulness. Everyone forgets things sometimes, but if you or your teen tends to misplace things or forget often, treatment with Clear Aligner Orthodontics can be more difficult.
  • Following instructions. It’s crucial to follow the instructions we give you for treatment and care of your alignment trays. Not doing so can result in delays in your treatment and more expense.

The best way to know if you are a good candidate for Clear Aligner Orthodontics is to make an appointment with us. We can discuss your specific situation and determine the best course of action to get you the straight smile you want.

Our team at Dentistry of Tavares uses the best technology and treatment to bring you options that are proven to work. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals with this advanced straightening treatment. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started!

Maintaining a healthy, happy smile requires a lifetime of diligent maintenance, both at home with brushing and flossing and in the dentist’s office. At Dentistry of Tavares, we’re always happy to assist our patients with these essential fundamentals, providing comprehensive checkups, cleanings, and other services that are based around prevention. Our goal is to not only treat dental problems at their earliest stages, but stop them from happening in the first place as well. Please, contact us today at our Tavares, FL office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Contestable, or if you have any questions.

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
It is strongly recommended that patients attend at least two checkups and cleanings every calendar year, or once every six months. Even patients with a textbook approach to personal oral hygiene may experience troubling dental problems that could go unnoticed by untrained eyes, and a dedicated team like ours will be able to identify and treat them early on before significant damage can be done to your health and happiness. Our approach is truly comprehensive, and we will leave you with a smile that’s fully diagnosed and refreshingly clean by the end of your visit.
Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal disease may start out as light oral bleeding and swollen gum tissue, but it can quickly grow to threaten your teeth, your jawbone, and your overall wellbeing. At Dentistry of Tavares, our goal is to revitalize your gum health at the earliest possible stages to prevent permanent consequences. We offer an in-depth cleaning known as scaling and root planing that can target infectious bacteria beneath the soft tissue and preserve your strong smile well into the future.
Dental Sealants
Patients who are especially sensitive to chronic tooth decay may benefit from the placement of dental sealants over back teeth (the premolars and molars). Because these teeth have such wide chewing surfaces and deep pits and grooves, food particles can gather there over time and cause the spread of harmful bacteria. Sealants are thin and tough plastic-based seals that will be painted directly over the teeth; once hardened, they block out this foreign debris from making a dangerous home in your smile. They’re easy and painless to apply, and they should do their job well for multiple years.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer claims thousands of lives every year, but we hope to minimize this number as much as we can at Dentistry of Tavares. Oral cancer screenings are a vital part of every regular checkup, during which Dr. Constestable will carefully inspect the oral tissue, the head, and the neck for any symptoms that suggest the presence of cancerous cells. If we find any cause for concern, a biopsy can be arranged to more precisely diagnose the tissue. The earlier we pinpoint this disease, the better the chances are that the patient can undergo a full recovery.
Fluoride Treatments
If our team determines that your tooth enamel is becoming soft over time, you may benefit from added exposure to fluoride. This valuable mineral is found in most tap water supplies and several foods as well, and its presence actually helps to remineralize weakened enamel and even reverse early signs of tooth decay. Our topical fluoride treatment can be applied to the teeth as a part of regular cleanings, and the process is fast and simple.
Emergency Dentistry
At Dentistry of Tavares, we do our best to make time for dental emergencies during regular business hours and also assist patients over the phone who are experiencing a knocked-out tooth, a serious toothache, a facial injury, oral bleeding, or other serious situations. Our goal is to relieve your pain fast and help put your mind at ease as well.

Do you dream of straighter, brighter teeth that will help you feel more self-confident? Are you regularly hiding your mouth behind your hand when laughing with friends or staying in the background of family photos so that your smile won’t be front and center? At Dentistry of Tavares, we would like to help you achieve your ideal look with a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Contestable. We offer multiple services that are designed to elevate the aesthetic value of teeth and help you genuinely enjoy showing them off throughout your everyday routine. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Clear Aligner Orthodontics
In the past, straightening your teeth meant wearing bulky metal braces for years and having frequent adjustment appointments that leave you feeling sore for days. But now, you can get the smile you’ve always dreamed of with Clear Aligner Orthodontics clear braces. Not only are these clear alignment trays comfortable and practically invisible when worn, but they also enable you to continue enjoying the foods you love without worrying about affecting your treatment.
Clearcorrect Clear Aligners™
Traditional braces aren’t the only way to achieve a straighter smile that’s free of gaps and crookedness. Our practice now offers ClearCorrect, which features clear, comfortable braces instead of wires and brackets. Patients will simply wear each aligner as directed in order to gradually shift their teeth towards the desired position. This treatment has a very subtle appearance that will most likely go unnoticed by the people around you, and the aligners are removable as well, which means you can continue to eat favorite foods, brush, and floss like you normally would.
Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are high-quality, ultra-thin dental restorations that are designed to cover the visible surface of natural teeth. This cosmetic service is often an excellent fit for patients who want to refresh their overall smile’s appearance in a convenient timeframe.
Metal-free Dental Restorations
Whenever our patients are in need of a dental crown, inlay, onlay, or other custom-made dental restoration, Dr. Contestable is happy to recommend all-ceramic, metal-free materials for a highly aesthetic result. Not only will your new addition blend right in with surrounding teeth, but it will also feel very comfortable within the mouth. Their biocompatible nature is also beneficial to patients who may have struggled with sensitivities or even allergies to dental metals in the past.
Teeth Whitening
Enamel can become discolored over time for a number of reasons, including diet, smoking, medications, a lack of oral hygiene, and even simple genetics. If you’re interested in giving your smile a boost, talk to our team about take-home whitening. We’ll provide you with a kit that includes bleaching gel and custom-made oral trays. All the patient needs to do is wear both together as directed each day, and they should see beautiful improvements in just a couple of weeks.

When teeth are weakened, injured, or lost altogether, a custom-made dental restoration is highly recommended. Our practice is home to several quality options, including dental crowns and bridges. All-ceramic materials are available for these additions as well, which will leave you with a highly lifelike result.

When your smile isn’t at its best, a customized restoration can make all the difference in your oral function and sense of self-confidence. Here, at Dentistry of Tavares, Dr. Contestable can design the ideal dental crown and/or bridge that will correct dental injuries, cosmetic imperfections, and even the loss of complete teeth. Please contact us to learn more or schedule a first visit.

What Is A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns (also known as “caps”) are designed to cover individual teeth. They hide the entire visible surface from view, protecting it from further damage while also rebuilding its natural and attractive shape. Dr. Contestable may recommend a crown if your tooth is badly injured, heavily decayed, noticeably misshapen, extremely sensitive, at risk for fracturing, or has been recently treated with root canal therapy. He strongly recommends all-porcelain materials for new crowns, as they are highly lifelike and should serve your smile well for decades.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
Do you have multiple missing teeth that appear in a row? A dental bridge can fill this gap in a sturdy and functional manner. This restoration will be anchored in place with the help of dental crowns, which are fitted over adjacent natural teeth. As a result, the bridge is fixed permanently in place and will help the patient regain their original strength.

When our patients are in pain we like to treat and relieve the pain in any way that can save the tooth. Sometimes it is necessary to extract the tooth for various reasons which include:

  • The dentist may decide that the tooth is not repairable or may be impractical to repair under the circumstances.
  • Removal of the tooth may be a matter of health. This is the case in the decision to remove impacted wisdom teeth, teeth associated with cysts or tumors, or teeth that would otherwise compromise the patient’s oral health if left in place.
  • Teeth are frequently removed because they are crowded and their removal would create a situation that could be repaired in their absence. Occasionally, orthodontics require extractions to have more room to move teeth around.
  • The patient may choose an extraction because the other alternatives are simply too expensive.


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