Invisalign® in Irving TX
Invisalign® provides a discreet, convenient, and flexible orthodontic treatment through custom-made, virtually invisible aligners, enabling patients to straighten their smiles without compromising aesthetics or comfort.
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One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging. Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.
Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.
What kind of bite problems can Invisalign® correct?
Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will.
Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:
This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur
Large gaps between teeth
This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur
What advantages does Invisalign® offer over traditional braces and veneers?
Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays, and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth. There are many different considerations to make when deciding which treatment will be best, and each of these options works better in certain situations.
Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.
Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth. Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed. In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.
What does Invisalign® treatment involve?
First, the dentist needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays. Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw. These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come. In essence, this technology can show how Invisalign® trays will change the facial aesthetics.
Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.
What are some considerations when wearing Invisalign® trays?
Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.
Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks, and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Explore our frequently asked questions to gain insights and find answers to common inquiries about Invisalign® treatment at Navarro Orthodontix.
How does Invisalign® work to straighten teeth?
Invisalign® straightens teeth using a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that gradually shift your teeth into their desired position without the use of traditional braces.
How long does Invisalign® treatment typically take?
The duration of Invisalign treatment can vary, but on average, it ranges from 12 to 18 months, depending on the complexity of the case and the patient’s adherence to wearing the aligners.
Can I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign® aligners?
It’s recommended to remove Invisalign aligners while eating and drinking anything other than water to avoid staining and damaging the aligners and to ensure optimal oral hygiene.
How often do I need to wear my Invisalign® aligners?
Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day, only being removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, to ensure effective and timely results.
Will Invisalign® treatment be painful?
While Invisalign® is generally considered to be more comfortable than traditional braces, some patients may experience minor discomfort or pressure during the initial days of wearing a new set of aligners as the teeth begin to shift.
Is Invisalign® suitable for all age groups?
Yes, Invisalign is suitable for teenagers and adults, providing a discreet and convenient orthodontic solution that can be customized to a wide range of dental alignment and spacing issues across various age groups.
How often will I need to visit the orthodontist during Invisalign® treatment?
Typically, check-ups for Invisalign treatment are scheduled every 6-8 weeks to assess progress, make any necessary adjustments, and provide the next set of aligners.
What happens after I complete my Invisalign® treatment?
Upon completing your Invisalign treatment, your orthodontist will likely recommend wearing a retainer to maintain your new tooth alignment and prevent any potential relapse.