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.