Invisalign® Clear Aligners – Frisco, TX
The Best Alternative to Cumbersome Metal Braces
Are you unhappy with your crooked or misaligned smile? No matter whether you’re an adult or a teen, committing to years of wearing cumbersome metal brackets and wires can take a toll on your confidence. At On Point Dentistry, we offer a discreet and faster alternative, called Invisalign. By utilizing clear, plastic trays that are custom-fitted for your dental structure, you’ll be able to have more control over your image while undergoing treatment. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for this advanced orthodontic solution, be sure to contact our office to schedule a consultation today.
Why Choose On Point Dentistry For Invisalign?
- Putty-Free Digital Impressions
- Convenient Appointment Hours
- Experienced Cosmetic Dentist
Why Get Invisalign?
Many patients aren’t aware of the fact that Invisalign is an incredibly versatile treatment that can tackle several different orthodontic issues that range from mild to moderate in severity. Here are some problems in which our team may suggest Invisalign as a solution.
Crowded teeth are known to increase a patient’s risk of developing common oral health problems, such as cavities and gum disease. To eliminate hard-to-brush nooks and crannies and boost your confidence, we can utilize customized clear braces to gently shift your teeth so they lay flush with each other.
Gaps Between Teeth
Some people may embrace gaps between their teeth; however, others may feel embarrassed about this cosmetic imperfection. Invisalign clear braces can close gaps between teeth and provide you with more confidence in your smile.
Overbite, underbite, and crossbite can all impact the health of your jaw and teeth. Whether you have mild or moderate bite misalignment issues, Invisalign can help adjust it to prevent TMJ dysfunction, teeth grinding, and other conditions that can cause discomfort and dental emergencies.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers a variety of unique benefits that set it apart from traditional metal braces. Some of the reasons why patients love using clear aligners to straighten their teeth include:
- Discreet: Once worn, your clear aligners will all but disappear thanks to their clear attributes. This means maintaining your smile is easy, even as you undergo orthodontic treatment.
- Enhanced Comfort: Smooth, medical-grade plastic is used to create clear aligners, which means you can wear them for hours at a time without discomfort. They feel natural against the lips and gums, which is much better than what you’d find with brackets and wires.
- Eat What You Want: There’s no need to change your diet to accommodate clear aligners. Simply remove them when you eat and practice daily oral care!
- Easier Oral Care: Metal braces can make oral care far more difficult. Not only is brushing and flossing easier when using clear aligners, but you reduce your risk of stains and dental disease in the process!
To learn whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure and additional details about the treatment, such as the cost and timeline, be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Caballeros, your dentist in Frisco, today!
Invisalign’s clear aligners have been helping people straighten teeth for decades now, but those new to the treatment tend to have many questions about its effectiveness or the process in general when they first learn about them. Our dentists and team members at On Point Dentistry are prepared to inform you to the fullest extent on not only how treatment works, but why you can expect results that truly last. If your question is not listed below, feel free to give our office a call directly!
What should I avoid while using Invisalign?
While there are many things you’ll need to do to ensure a smooth and successful Invisalign treatment, there are also certain habits you should avoid to prevent damaging your aligners or affecting your progress. For example, you should not:
- Allow them to get dirty
- Touch and mess with your aligners while you wear them
- Drink hot beverages (or colored beverages) while wearing them
- Eat while wearing your aligners
- Skip your oral care routine
- Try to rush treatment
- Be too rough with them
What happens if I don’t wear the aligners for long enough?
If you don’t wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day (22 hours is more ideal), your teeth can actually begin to shift back into their original positions. That means any progress you made with your aligners previously will have been for nothing, causing your treatment to be longer than initially planned. This can even increase the overall cost of your treatment as more checkups would be needed to complete your realignment process. Therefore, it is the most important habit you can maintain as you straighten your teeth.
What should I expect after completing Invisalign?
Once you have worn every pair of aligners in your series, you will need to wear what is called a retainer to keep your teeth straight. This oral appliance is used whether you complete Invisalign or a traditional orthodontic treatment with braces. Retainers are typically worn the same amount of time as your aligners anywhere between six months to a year, depending on the severity of your misalignment or malocclusion. After that time period, you may be told to only wear them at night while you sleep. Failing to wear your retainer (especially immediately after completing your Invisalign series) can put your smile at risk for relapse. Turns out, this issue is one of the leading causes for people beginning Invisalign even after having braces previously.
How do I know that Invisalign is working?
When you wear your first pair of clear aligners, they should feel very tight on your teeth. This is a good indicator that your aligners are shifting your teeth as intended. If the trays feel loose, especially when you talk or swallow, they may not be shifting teeth as efficiently as they should be. You’ll also be able to tell they are working properly based on how your teeth look after a few months of treatment. Being able to view your results in real time is just another benefit of Invisalign that traditional braces can’t offer due to them being fixed to teeth!
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