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Plano Orthodontist

Clear Braces in Plano

Plano orthodontist

Plano orthodontist

Do you wish that you had a beautifully straightened smile? If so, you can still have one, even if you never had orthodontic work performed while you were a teen. Today at our dental practice, Kirk E. Kooker, DDS, our patients can receive treatment with clear braces from our Plano orthodontist, Dr. Kirk E. Kooker.

When patients come to our practice wanting to have their teeth straightened, our Plano orthodontist may be able to offer them treatment with Invisalign clear braces. Although clear braces cannot be used to treat all of the different kinds of bite problems, they are effective in treating many different bite problems including overbites, underbites, teeth that are too closely spaced, and teeth that have large gaps between them. Our dentist will be able to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this type of treatment. If it is determined that your bite problem can be effectively treated with Invisalign, CAD/CAM computer technology will be used so that your own individualized set of aligners can be created. A set of Invisalign aligners will contain anywhere between 15 and 25 aligners in it, depending on the bite problem being fixed. Our patients truly enjoy treatment with Invisalign because they do not need to worry about ever being seen wearing metal wires and brackets on their teeth. This is because the clear plastic aligners that are used during treatment with Invisalign are virtually invisible while they are being worn. Treatment with Invisalign takes about the same amount of time as treatment using traditional metal braces. Each aligner is worn for two weeks, in sequence, until teeth have been moved into position for the next aligner. The treatment will continue in this manner until the last aligner in the series is worn. At this point, you will have your beautifully straightened and healthy smile.

For an appointment to see our Plano orthodontist regarding treatment with clear braces, contact our office today. At our office we know that your beautiful new smile is probably a lot closer than you think!

3501 Midway Road, Suite 130
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 781-2282

Plano Orthodontist

Clear Braces in Plano

Plano orthodontist

Plano orthodontist

You want to have straighter teeth, but you may be resistant to the idea of wearing braces. Perhaps you are concerned about feeling self-conscious. Our Plano orthodontist totally understands how you feel. Luckily, there is an option that is perfect for you; one that will straighten crooked or misaligned teeth but that is virtually undetectable to the eye, and that eliminates the drawbacks associated with traditional braces. We’re pleased to provide clear braces in the form of Invisalign, a system of plastic aligners that does the same job as metal braces, but without the disadvantages.

Invisalign allows you to have orthodontic treatment without announcing it to the entire world. You won’t be subject the nosy questions of friends, colleagues, and strangers. Using modern 3-D technology, Invisalign aligners work in stages, moving your teeth steadily toward the proper position as determined by our Plano orthodontist. The calibration for your aligners is precise and remains so through the course of your treatment. Anywhere between 12 and 48 will be created to align your teeth, with each being worn for about two weeks, serving its specific role in the process.

Unlike metal braces, there are no awkward wires or brackets to contend with when you wear Invisalign from our Plano orthodontist. And because they are made of plastic, mouth irritation or digging into your gums is not a concern. They are removable, but you will keep them in all day and night, even while you sleep. You only take our Invisalign to eat, brush, and floss. However, this provides some benefits. For one thing, you can eat whatever you want, since no foods can get stuck in your aligner. Second, your oral hygiene will be more efficient, since the aligner won’t be in your way.

Everyone wants a more perfect-looking smile for cosmetic reasons, but there are also practical concerns for straightening your teeth. Misaligned teeth can cause discomfort and are difficult to floss between, making you prone to the effects of plaque, namely tooth decay and gum disease. On every level, orthodontic’ treatment with Invisalign is a great idea. Call us today and schedule an appointment with our Plano orthodontist.

3501 Midway Road, Suite 130
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 781-2282