Invisalign® Plano, TX
At McDonald DDS, we will connect you with a specialist who can offer an alternative to metal braces. You can have straighter teeth without the frustration of traditional braces. There are both cosmetic and oral health reasons to want a better smile and we have the resources to help.
Invisalign is one of the options when considering the enhancement of your smile. Clear aligners such as Invisalign, is a form of cosmetic dentistry, it works similarly to metal braces, using pressure to straighten your teeth. Increasingly patients are seeking this orthodontic device because it works without the embarrassment and frustration of metal brackets.
Traditional braces use brackets and wires designed to allow an orthodontist to slowly pull teeth into position. There are many positive attributes to braces, including the amount of control an orthodontist has to get the desired result. The are also several negative aspects to traditional metal braces including:
Invisalign does not share any of these negative aspects of traditional braces. Invisalign allows you to straighten your smile without the hassle of brackets and wires.
How Invisalign Works
Your Invisalign aligners are silicone molds that are worn over the teeth like a retainer. Just like any dental procedure, not everyone is a perfect candidate. We will examine your mouth and the issues you have that require braces. If we decide you are a good candidate, we use a system called the ITero Scanner that creates photos of your teeth at the starting point, in their current position, and then a projection of the desired change. This information is sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of a series of silicone aligners. Each mold is worn for about two weeks at a time, with each designed to make tiny movements through applying pressure to specific teeth. You will then change to the next aligner in the series until the end of treatment.
How Invisalign is Different
Metal braces stay on your teeth for a year or two. You cannot remove them, and you must watch what you eat to avoid breaking a bracket or letting food get stuck in them. Invisalign is different. You wear the aligners most of the day, but not when you are eating. This allows you to eat what you want and not have to worry about breaking brackets or getting food stuck.
You do not have to come into the office for regular tightening appointments. Instead, you get your next wave of aligners that you put in yourself. It has the same effect as tightening your braces, but without the discomfort that some people feel. The difference, however, is that you must be vigilant about wearing the aligners most of the day for the best results. Our dentists create a plan for your aligners based on you wearing them all day with the exception of when you eat or brush your teeth.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign provides users with many benefits, including:
Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal braces.
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign ? Give us a call at (469) 649-0699. We are happy to help you learn more about your smile!
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