At Prosmiles Dental & Orthodontics of White Settlement, our team believes in providing patients with the most advanced orthodontic solutions available. In the past, traditional metal braces were the only way to straighten teeth, realign bites, and minimize gaps; however, with advancements in the field of orthodontics, we can now offer patients a more subtle alternative that produces faster results. How? With Invisalign! We invite you to spend a few minutes reviewing how Invisalign works and why it might be right for you. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
We are proud to be among the very few dental practices in the country to have achieved the Platinum Provider Award from Invisalign. What does this mean for you and your smile? You can depend on our expertise to straighten your teeth and give you the best results possible. We bring years of clinical excellence to every case and love making smile dreams a reality. If you are interested in transforming your grin, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and schedule a consultation!
The Invisalign treatment process occurs in three steps:
When wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, gradual pressure is placed on specific teeth, allowing them to gently move in the right direction. This means less discomfort and shortened treatment times. Also, you will receive multiple sets of aligners at one time, allowing you to change to a new one every two weeks in the comfort of your own home.
For ultimate camouflage, tray or aligner systems offer a modern straightening method. Designed with sophisticated software and 3D digital models of your teeth, a series of clear plastic trays are made. Let’s learn what this process looks like, so you’re better prepared for treatment.
Knowing whether Invisalign is right for you may not be something you can easily identify yourself; however, in choosing to see an Invisalign dentist at Prosmiles Dental & Orthodontics of White Settlement, you can trust that our knowledge and expertise will guide you in the right direction.
Whether it is crowded teeth, gapped teeth, a poorly aligned bite, or crooked teeth, Invisalign is a versatile orthodontic solution that can help you to see a new and improved smile that is healthier and more aesthetically pleasing. Let’s find out exactly how Invisalign addresses these problems and produces outstanding results.
Teeth that are too close together can make it difficult if not impossible for you to maintain proper oral hygiene. Invisalign may be able to address the overcrowding and help you achieve a cleaner, healthier smile.
Teeth that are spaced too far apart or have “gaps” can lead to vulnerable areas that can easily trap food and bacteria, making you more vulnerable to gum disease. By choosing Invisalign, these clear aligners can bring your teeth closer together and effectively “bridge the gap” in your smile.
Occlusion (bite) problems may lead to a number of serious consequences, including TMD, bruxism, speech difficulties, and an increased risk of dental trauma. Invisalign can correct most occlusion issues, thus freeing you from the discomfort and embarrassment of a bad bite.
When crooked teeth exist, it can not only negatively impact your self-esteem, but it can also make it harder to maintain good oral health. Invisalign can work to realign your teeth, straightening them in a way that enhances your aesthetics and boosts your confidence.
While aligner treatment works for 90% of straightening cases, some requested tooth movements may not be possible. Other patients may prefer the added security of fixed braces. Today’s orthodontic options offer more choices than ever. Our in-house orthodontist can help you discover the path to a straighter smile.
Do you have a list of questions you wish to ask your dentist about Invisalign? At Prosmiles Dental & Orthodontics of White Settlement, we know you want complete transparency when it comes to investing in the future of your smile, which is why we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions about Invisalign to help you make the right decision. From how to keep your aligners clean to whether it is possible to receive this form of treatment after having braces, we invite you to spend a few minutes reviewing the following information. Should you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
One thing you should remember when receiving treatment with Invisalign is to never throw away your previous aligners. Why? Because should you accidentally lose or damage one, you can return to wearing your previous trays if necessary. It will be important for you to contact us immediately if this happens. Our team can quickly determine the stage of treatment you are in and decide whether you should return to wearing your previous trays until a new aligner can be created, or if you can go ahead and move forward in your treatment with the next set in the series.
You have two options when it comes to cleaning your aligners: the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals system or using at-home items. Should you choose the latter, all you need is a soft-bristled toothbrush, clear soap, and lukewarm water. This will effectively remove dried-on saliva and food particles from your trays, preventing any harmful bacteria from re-entering your mouth and causing problems to develop (i.e. tooth decay, cavities, gum disease). Just make sure never to use hot water, as this will warp your trays.
It is not uncommon for adults to receive Invisalign, especially if they’ve had traditional braces in the past. Why? Because, unfortunately, most individuals who do not wear their retainer as they should end up noticing that their teeth have shifted over time. Fortunately, wearing Invisalign is a possibility even if you had braces as a teenager. This more discreet solution gives you the freedom to realign your teeth without having to wear embarrassing metal again.
While this method of orthodontic treatment is designed to be more flexible and allow you to eat all the foods you enjoy, it is important that you avoid or limit stain-causing foods and beverages. Should you drink a cup of coffee or eat a plate full of colorful berries, make sure to rinse out your mouth and brush your teeth before reinserting your trays. This will prevent the color from the food from transferring onto your trays.
Otherwise, you can freely eat the foods you love without worrying about the frustration of removing it from brackets and wires like you would with traditional metal braces.