Invisalign Clear Braces – Southlake, TX
The Clear Way to Achieve a Straighter Smile
Would you like straighter teeth? Correcting dental misalignment can not only improve the appearance of your smile, but it can also reduce your risk of cavities, TMJ disorder, and other oral health problems. Unfortunately, many adults hold back from getting orthodontic treatment because they dislike the idea of having a bunch of brackets and wires in their mouth. For most of these individuals, Invisalign clear braces in Southlake present an elegant solution.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of using metal brackets and wires to shift the teeth, Invisalign employs a series of clear, custom aligner trays. The aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their proper positions as you work your way from one aligner to the next. For Invisalign to be effective, you should wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day for about two weeks. You should only remove your aligners when you are eating, drinking anything other than plain water, and caring for your oral hygiene. You will visit Dr. Doctor periodically for checkups so he can monitor your progress and address any questions that may arise regarding your treatment.
What Problems Can Be Treated With Invisalign?
Invisalign is an appropriate treatment for most cases of mild to moderate dental misalignment. Some of the specific issues that it may be able to address are discussed below.
If your teeth overlap one another, they can easily trap food between them and increase your risk of decay and gum disease. Invisalign, along with possible extractions, can shift the teeth so that crowding is no longer a problem.
Spaces Between Teeth
If you are plagued by unsightly spaces between your teeth, Invisalign may be able to move the teeth in a way that greatly improves your smile’s aesthetics.
Incorrect Bite Alignment
Bite problems, such as overbite, underbite, and crossbite, are common issues that can affect your facial appearance and your oral health. Invisalign may be a key part of a treatment plan to correct a bad bite.
Benefits of Invisalign
Some of the most outstanding benefits of Invisalign include:
- The aligners are not totally invisible, but they will not call a lot of attention to themselves.
- The ability to remove the aligners makes oral hygiene very easy.
- No dietary restrictions. Because you will remove your aligners when you eat, you will retain the freedom to eat virtually anything.
- The aligners are custom-designed for your unique teeth, so they are as comfortable as possible.
- The overall treatment time varies from patient to patient. However, on average, it takes just 12 months for Invisalign to complete its work. You may begin to see results after just three or four months.
Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
The cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the extent of your dental misalignment and the number of aligners you require. Our team will provide you with an estimate when you visit us for your consultation. Some insurance plans cover Invisalign, while others do not. If yours does, we will be happy to file a claim for you. We also accept financing from CareCredit, Lending Club, and Med Loan.