Straighter teeth, no braces – Invisalign is the clear solution near Richardson, TX
Did you know that you could have straighter teeth without ever having to wear braces? Braces can be awkward and uncomfortable, but there is a clear solution to giving you a straighter smile without all the hassle. At Perfect 32 Family Dentistry, we offer Invisalign clear aligners to our patients in Richardson, TX and the surrounding areas. Invisalign is an exciting alternative to traditional braces that can give you a better smile discreetly.
Traditional braces vs. Invisalign clear aligners
Traditional braces have a long history of being used to straighten teeth, that’s because the solution is effective. Still, it doesn’t exist without flaws. Traditional methods of teeth straightening require that metal brackets be attached to the front of teeth and connected with wires. The braces need to be tightened monthly to encourage proper movement of teeth. In addition, traditional braces dramatically limit the foods you can eat and can make brushing and flossing difficult, leading to an increased risk of tooth decay.
Invisalign clear aligners straighten your teeth without hassle and without hardware. The system uses a series of custom fabricated, clear aligner trays that are worn 20-22 hours a day. Trays are swapped out about every two weeks to gradually reposition teeth into correct alignment.
Whether you have minor bite problems or moderate misalignment, Invisalign can give you a straighter, more beautiful smile.
Benefits of Invisalign
The Invisalign system was designed with a purpose: to allow patients to achieve a straighter smile more comfortably and discreetly. This braces alternative doesn’t interfere with your current lifestyle, allowing you to have a better smile more conveniently. The benefits of Invisalign include:
- It’s invisible. The aligners are made of a clear BPA-free plastic that is virtually undetectable, eliminating the awkward appearance of braces.
- It’s removable. Being able to take out the trays means you can brush and floss your teeth as normal.
- It’s fast. The average Invisalign treatment time is 18 months, which is less than traditional braces.
- It’s convenient. Taking the trays out allows you the convenience of enjoying all your favorite foods and drinks. Just make sure to brush before putting the trays back on.
The Invisalign Process
The first step to Invisalign treatment is taking impressions of the teeth for a digital rendering. This information is used by an Invisalign laboratory to map out the movement necessary to bring your teeth into proper alignment. The lab will then create your customized series of aligner trays that are designed for the specific movement of your teeth. The exact number of trays required varies by individual patient.
Once the trays are ready, you can return to the office to pick them up and to receive instructions on wearing them. Trays should be worn for 20-22 hours for the teeth to move properly. Trays should only be taken out for eating and oral hygiene. You’ll be instructed to swap out your aligners every two weeks and will need to come into the office approximately every six weeks for progress checks. We’ll also tell you how to care for your trays to keep them clean.
Are you a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
Almost anyone who is a candidate for braces can benefit from Invisalign. The revolutionary orthodontic treatment can address a range of issues including:
- Large gaps or spacing between teeth
- Crooked or turned teeth
- Crossbite, overbite, underbite
In fact, there are very few issues that Invisalign cannot correct. Having a straighter smile has led to an increase in confidence for many people. After orthodontic treatment, many patients remark that they’ve noticed an improvement in their confidence both professionally and socially.
If you thought that having a straighter smile meant that you’d have to spend years wearing awkward, obtrusive metal braces, think again. With Invisalign, having a straighter smile doesn’t have to be a dream, it can be a reality.
At Perfect 32 Family Dentistry, we’re proud to offer Invisalign and its many benefits. If you are in the Richardson, TX area, call our office today at (469) 863-7009 to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the treatment and to determine if Invisalign is right for you.