If you’re an adult or teen who wants a straight smile without the time commitment and less-than-ideal cosmetic appearance of traditional braces, Invisalign® may be a great orthodontic solution. Instead of shifting teeth with pressure from metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic alignment trays to gently shift teeth into their ideal location. Each set of aligners represents a step closer to your desired result, and when worn for about two weeks, your teeth should reach this new spot. Then, you’ll simply exchange the current aligners for the next set in the series. The entire process takes between eight and eighteen months, and most people will never even notice your aligners.
Invisalign can be used to correct the same orthodontic problems that braces are used to treat, including crowded teeth, crooked teeth, gaped and spaced teeth and problems with the bite (overbites, underbites, open bites and crossbites).
There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign over traditional orthodontic treatment, including:
- A nearly invisible treatment
- A more comfortable treatment
- Removable aligners, which make it easy to brush and floss
- No lifestyle changes – you can eat whatever you want
We recommend that you clean your aligners regularly in order to prevent your teeth from appearing stained or dirty.
For more information about Invisalign in Carrollton, Texas, and to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist, Dr. Hattaway, call Indian Creek Dental today at 972-836-8653.