Are you dissatisfied with your crowded or crooked teeth but can’t see yourself wearing metal braces for two or three years? Our team here at Texas Dentistry can help with that! With Invisalign clear braces, you can attain a straight smile in record time, without having to wear highly obvious metal braces. Whether you’re a working adult who doesn’t want to compromise their professional image or a teen who wants to look their best for yearbook photos, Invisalign may be the perfect orthodontic solution for you. Contact us today to get started!
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently shift your teeth into their ideal position and give you the smile of your dreams. Each new set of aligners is custom designed by one of our dentists to comfortably fit in your mouth and exert a gradual pressure on your teeth to create a more aligned smile.
Instead of the noticeable brackets and wires of traditional metal braces, Invisalign’s trays are crystal-clear – so much so that unless someone knows what to look for or they’re standing incredibly close to you, they shouldn’t even be aware you’re wearing the aligners!
Since every patient’s smile is unique, there is no fixed amount of time it will take to achieve a perfectly straight smile with Invisalign. In most cases, though, patients are able to fully straighten their smiles in as little as 12 to 18 months, which is just a fraction of the 24 to 36 months that it usually takes with conventional braces!
To reach your desired results in a timely fashion, wear your aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day, or as directed by your dentist. Essentially, only take them out at mealtimes and when it’s time to brush and floss. Since cavities and dental infections can compromise your treatment, it’s imperative that you practice excellent oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and flossing every day.
When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign offers several benefits, including:
For almost all teens and adults who want a straighter smile, Invisalign can address many common orthodontic concerns. While some more serious alignment issues are best treated with traditional braces, Invisalign can be used to treat milder cases of common orthodontic imperfections, such as:
Ultimately, the only way to know if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We look forward to helping you reach your goal of having a beautiful, healthy smile!