Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Uneven smiles can be a source of embarrassment and leave people hesitant to smile or pose for a picture with friends. While orthodontics can correct this issue, many adults and teens are worried about the effect a mouth filled with metal will have on their social life. Fortunately, a practically invisible alternative to metal braces exists with Invisalign clear braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
First, you will undergo a thorough examination from your Southlake TX dentist. Dr. Wright will decide if Invisalign will be the best choice for correcting your smile. He will then take photographs and x-rays of your smile. These materials will be sent to an Invisalign lab, where a series of clear plastic aligners will be created. Each day, you will wear the aligners between 20 and 22 hours. Around every two weeks, you will upgrade to a new set of aligners. Over the course of about a year, your teeth will be gradually and gently repositioned. For teens, the entire process may take around 18 months.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
First, people are typically drawn to Invisalign because they want smile correction that doesn’t stand out in the same way traditional braces do. Invisalign also offers comfort. Patients no longer need to worry about gum and cheek irritation due to metal braces. With Invisalign, patients don’t need to avoid certain foods or alter their diets. Instead, just remove the aligners before a meal. For parents, your teen’s aligners will come with a blue dot on the end that wears away if the aligners are worn properly. This allows you to monitor your child’s progress. Invisalign also includes up to six replacement aligners for teen patients.
Schedule a Visit with Your Southlake TX Dentist
Interested in clear smile correction with Invisalign clear braces? If so, talk to your Southlake TX dentist today. As a native Texan, Dr. Gregory Wright opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He is happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wright, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.