Crooked teeth can leave you feeling less than confident about your smile, and they can also make it more difficult to brush properly. But can you straighten your smile without having to deal with the inconvenience of braces? In many cases, the answer is yes, thanks to Invisalign. This alternative orthodontic option gives you a discreet way to correct your crooked smile in less time. Call today to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Hardin to discuss smile alignment with Invisalign clear aligners in Plano, TX.
Why Choose Westpark Village Dental Care for Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Customized Aligners for Every Individual
Team That Gets to Know Patients
Dentist Who is a Member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners
How Invisalign Works
A series of clear plastic aligners will be created based on impressions of your mouth. The aligners will exert pressure on your teeth so that they slowly shift into new positions, gradually creating a straighter grin. You will wear your aligners for about 20 to 22 hours every day, and you’ll switch to the next set of aligners every one or two weeks. The treatment usually takes between 12 to 18 months, although the timeline varies based on your situation.
Who is a Good Candidate For Invisalign?
Invisalign can offer teens and adults a more image-friendly alternative to braces. The treatment works best for mild to moderate corrections, and it can be used to address a variety of orthodontic issues, including:
When your teeth are crowded, you may have a hard time cleaning between them. This puts you at a higher-than-average risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately, Invisalign can be used to straighten teeth and create the necessary space between them so that you can comfortably practice proper oral hygiene.
Gaps Between Teeth
Having unusually large spaces between your teeth can be embarrassing. It also means there are more places in your mouth where food can become trapped and cause bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. Invisalign treatment can close the gaps in your grin to enhance your appearance and protect your oral health.
Overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites can all have a negative impact on your mouth’s ability to properly distribute the forces of chewing, which increases your overall risk for a TMJ disorder and excessive wear and tear on the teeth. Invisalign can often be used to correct the alignment of your bite and reduce your chances of suffering jaw problems.
The Benefits of Invisalign
The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is the aesthetic advantage of clear aligners that don’t stick out the way braces do. Additionally, you’ll be able to take your aligners out when it’s time to eat, meaning you won’t have to worry about diet restrictions. When it comes to treatment time, Invisalign is generally faster than traditional braces, and it involves fewer appointments with your dentist. Finally, Invisalign makes it easier to clean your teeth because you can take the aligners out and brush them like you normally would.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of Invisalign varies from patient to patient. To create an estimate for you, we’ll need to take several factors into account, such as the number of aligners that you’ll need and the complexity of your corrections. In addition to explaining how much you can expect to pay for your treatment, our team will also outline your options for making Invisalign as affordable as possible. We want you to enjoy a straighter smile without putting too much of a strain on your wallet.