With traditional braces, every time you smile, the world will know that you're undergoing orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, you have an alternative - a clear alternative - in revolutionary Invisalign® clear braces at our San Antonio dental practice. At Incredible Smiles of Texas, Dr. Chris Reger can help you discreetly and effectively straighten your teeth and restore both beauty and health to your smile with Invisalign® braces.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Patients that have to deal with underbites, overbites, overlapping, jaw misalignment, overcrowding, gaps, and other teeth alignment issues will more than likely be good candidates for Invisalign® braces. In general, Invisalign® is an attractive option to those who may feel self-conscious about using traditional metal braces. As long as the patient has generally healthy teeth and their molars have fully erupted, Invisalign® is a fine option to consider for teeth straightening.
About the Invisalign® Process
During your initial consultation at Incredible Smiles of Texas, we will explain the Invisalign® process to you in detail and help you determine whether it is the right treatment for you. If it is, then we will take x-rays, digital photos, and impressions of your teeth so that a series of customized aligners can be made specifically for you. You will wear each aligner for approximately two weeks and then switch it out for the next in the series. Each aligner will gently but definitively move your teeth toward their proper alignment, until you reach the last in the series and your orthodontic treatment is complete. In all, treatment with Invisalign® will require roughly the same amount of time as treatment with traditional metal braces.
During your treatment, you will wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. One of the chief benefits of Invisalign® treatment, however, is that you will be able to remove your aligners for brushing, flossing, and eating. This means that, unlike those who undergo treatment with metal braces, you will not face any dietary restrictions during your treatment. You will also be able to practice your regular oral hygiene regimen more easily.
Benefits and Risks of Invisalign® Clear Braces
Besides achieving a straighter smile, you will enjoy many benefits by choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® invisible braces:
- The clear aligners are virtually undetectable to the naked eye.
- Because the aligners can be removed, you will be able to remove plaque and food particles through simple brushing and flossing, unlike with metal braces.
- They are comfortable to wear, especially when compared to the brackets and wires of metal braces.
- They are ideal for teenagers and adults who do not want to call attention to the fact that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment
For the right candidates, there is virtually no risk associated with Invisalign® treatment. Certain cases of misalignment may not respond as well to Invisalign®, in which case Dr. Reger may recommend an alternative orthodontic treatment.
Learn More about Invisalign®
For further details on how Invisalign® invisible braces can give you the straight, healthy smile you desire, please contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today.