Straightening your teeth does more than just beautify your smile — it actually improves your overall oral health. If you want a properly aligned smile without having to endure a mouthful of metal braces, schedule an Invisalign® consultation with All Care Dental in Dallas, Texas. They can give you a straighter and healthier smile in as little as nine months with a treatment that’s comfortable, convenient, and discreet. You can book your visit by calling the office or scheduling online.
Invisalign® Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic system that straightens your teeth and aligns your bite with a series of clear, plastic, removable aligners. Compared to other orthodontic treatments like metal braces, Invisalign is comfortable, convenient, and discreet, which is why over six million people worldwide have used it to improve their smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Your dentist takes an impression of your mouth that’s uploaded to a computer, where it’s used to create a virtual model of your smile. That model is then altered to create your ideal smile, and a series of steps or phases are mapped out in between your current alignment and your target alignment. Those steps or phases are then turned into your clear aligners.
Your aligners fit snugly over your smile, where they exert a small-yet-constant amount of pressure on your teeth and gradually push them into perfect alignment. You can remove your aligners to brush, floss, and eat, but you otherwise wear them all day, every day — 20-22 hours.
You wear each set of aligners for two weeks at a time before switching them out for the next set in your series. Some patients reach their target alignment in as little as nine months.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is an effective treatment for teens and adults, and can correct a number of orthodontic conditions, like:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
You can also use Invisalign for more cosmetic purposes, such as making your teeth generally straighter.
Why should I straighten my teeth?
Straighter teeth and properly aligned jaws give you a more beautiful smile, but they also have a number of health benefits, as well.
Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, which means a lower likelihood of tooth decay and cavities.
A properly aligned jaw does a better job at evenly distributing your biting force, which can prevent your teeth from excessive wear and tear and stave off TMJ disorder.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are:
Your aligners are virtually invisible in your mouth, unlike metal braces, so nobody will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Your aligners are made of smooth plastic, so they won’t tear up the inside of your cheeks like metal braces do.
Your aligners are removable, unlike metal braces, so you won’t have to alter your diet or use special tools and techniques to keep your teeth clean.
Get a straighter and healthier smile today by scheduling an Invisalign consultation with All Care Dental: Yoon Kim, DMD. Call the Dallas, TX dental office today at (469) 916-9516!