Invisalign is a new alternative to traditional braces. They are virtually invisible aligners custom-fit for you that straighten your teeth. They look similar to take-home whitening trays and fit comfortably in your mouth.
Using impressions of your mouth and a predetermined plan on how to realign your teeth, the team at Dentistry of Highland Village oversees the design of your Invisalign aligners, which are made of thermoplastic material in an outside lab.
The team at Dentistry of Highland Village map out a treatment plan for you that includes how your aligners will straighten your teeth and roughly how long the process will take. During treatment, your aligners make small adjustments with controlled force to the alignment of your teeth over time. The changes are gradual, and little by little, your teeth shift position and straighten.
The Dentistry of Highland Village team may make adjustments to your aligners at different steps in the process to improve and speed up treatment. On average, if you’re an adult, you need to wear Invisalign aligners for about 12 months to straighten your teeth. If you’re a teen, it’s harder to pin down how long treatment will take — everything varies depending on your specific condition.
One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that they are virtually invisible. Since people don’t really notice them, Invisalign aligners aren’t the nuisance that traditional braces often are. They don’t get chunks of food stuck in them, maintenance is easier (since you can slip them in and out), and they don’t impact your appearance.
You should wear your aligners at least 20 hours per day, but you can take them out when you eat or drink. Since they’re so easy to remove, your dentist can make adjustments to them throughout the process — unlike traditional metal braces which are glued onto your teeth. Generally, Invisalign straightens your teeth faster than traditional braces.
Also, in-office visits to monitor your progress with Invisalign are simple, since they don’t involve metal and wires. Your visits are routine check-ups that might involve an adjustment to your aligners.
Brush your Invisalign aligners and rinse them in warm water regularly. You can also order a comprehensive Invisalign cleaning system directly from Invisalign.
If you want to find out more about Invisalign, call or use the online booking tool today and set up an appointment.
At Dentistry of Highland Village, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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