Some of the biggest objections patients give for wearing traditional dental braces include having to deal with a specialized diet, difficulty with daily hygiene care, and the appearance of metal bands and brackets. The availability of Invisalign clear aligners removes all of these concerns and more.
A consultation with your dentist will outline the many advantages of investing in Invisalign for teeth straightening:
- Aligners are clear – The patient can undergo teeth straightening utilizing transparent aligners allowing repair for a dental malocclusion that is virtually undetectable.
- Aligners are removable – There are multiple advantages to this including … the ability to eat and drink whatever you wish as aligners are taken out for snacks and meals. In addition, brushing and flossing are easily completed since aligners are removed for daily hygiene tasks. This is also advantageous when seeing the dentist every six months for a complete cleaning and exam since your dental provider can more easily monitor your orthodontic progress along with spotting any other problems before they have a chance to escalate. Plaque build-up is more controlled minimizing concerns for dental decay and gum disease.
- Invisalign aligners are made from a plastic that is softer and more comfortable than standard braces. There is no metal to cause abrasions to soft mouth tissues; and no metal wires to break and poke cheeks.
During your consultation, your dentist will take photographs, dental x-rays, and impressions … these tools will be used to determine your candidacy for Invisalign. Once qualified, these items will be sent to the Invisalign lab for fabricating of the aligners.
The aligners are made using 3-D digital technology … every few weeks aligners will be changed to keep the straightening process moving forward in a gentle, yet effective process.
It is important that aligners be worn at least twenty to twenty-two hours each day for progress to stay on track. Once straightening has been achieved, the patient will be wearing a retainer to allow teeth to form a “memory” of their new, corrected position. This is one of the most important aspects of treatment to prevent teeth from drifting back.
Having teeth straightened with Invisalign is both comfortable and convenient with the reward being a smile makeover that will last a lifetime coupled with straight teeth that will allow for healthier teeth and gums.
Contact Balcones Family Dental at 512-200-742 today to schedule your Invisalign consultation.