How Does Invisalign® Straighten Smiles?

When you smile, do you feel uncomfortable knowing people can see how crooked or crowded your teeth are? If so, don’t settle for hiding your smile or avoiding pictures. Instead, talk to your dentist. Correcting your smile may not mean wearing metal braces. In fact, we can often straighten smiles with clear aligners using the Invisalign® system.

Creating Clear Aligners

Instead of relying on metal brackets and wires, the system employs a series of clear plastic aligners. To create them, we will take detailed digital impressions of your smile. We may also take x-rays and photographs as well. All the materials we gather will be sent to an Invisalign lab. Experts there will then create a series of custom-made aligners from a comfortable BPA-free plastic material.

How Treatment Works

Once you receive the aligners, you will wear them for everyday for between 20 and 23 hours per day. Wearing them as prescribed is crucial for seeing results in the time frame the dentist discussed. You can however, remove them briefly for meals or when brushing or flossing your teeth, or for special occasions, such as graduations.

Benefits of Invisalign

This system offers a number of benefits over more traditional orthodontics. For example, you can remove them before meals, which means being able to eat the hard or chewy foods you would have to avoid if wearing braces. You will also have a much easier time brushing and flossing during treatment, helping your smile stay healthy throughout the process. Since the aligners are clear, they will be barely noticeable when worn. Finally, treatment time is often shorter than traditional braces, with some adults seeing a straighter smile in as little as a year. If you have any questions or concerns about Invisalign, then please contact our office today. We can perform an exam to see if clear aligners are the best choice for correcting your smile.

Do You Want a Straighter Smile?

If you would like a healthier and more even smile, then contact our team today! You can schedule an appointment with Munilla Dental in Southlake, TX by calling 817-379-1200.