Dallas Invisalign ®
Many people are uncomfortable with their crooked teeth, but they can’t stand the thought of living with metal braces on their teeth for a year. Invisalign gives you the option of straightening your teeth with clear plastic aligners rather than metal brackets and wires. These aligners are removable so you can enjoy all the same foods as you eat now, and there’s no special cleaning required: just brush and floss normally.
Invisalign is a great option for many people to get a straight smile without braces. To learn whether it’s an option for you, please call (817) 481-6888 or contact Grapevine Dental Care in Grapevine today to make an appointment with Dr. Coats.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers many advantages over traditional orthodontics. Invisalign:
- Is nearly invisible
- Comes with no diet restrictions: eat everything you enjoy
- Requires no special cleaning: just brush and floss
- Is removable for close-ups or special meetings
- Is more comfortable: smooth plastic aligners rather than sharp wires and brackets
In addition, Invisalign is available for both adults and teens. Treatment typically takes about the same amount of time as traditional braces (about 9 months to a year), but some people may be candidates for Invisalign Express, which takes only about six weeks to get results.
Invisalign: A Modern Orthodontic Treatment
The technology of braces is more than a hundred years old. It was developed when trains were the fastest way to get across the country, about the time when General Richard Montgomery Gano moved his family to Grapevine and led a series of running battles with the local Comanche. It predates the American Civil War and dental anesthesia. Why should we rely on technology that is this out-of-date?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment for the digital age. An electronic impression is taken of your teeth using the iTero system. This is then used to compute an ideal path your teeth should take to move from their current configuration to a straight smile.
The computer then breaks this path up into a series of discrete steps. Each of these steps is then translated into a clear plastic aligner that you will wear for about two weeks to complete the movement.
When you finish wearing your final aligner, you will be happy with your straight smile, which you should wear a retainer to maintain.
Want to learn more about how Invisalign works? See Questions about Clear Braces.