If your teeth are not aligned properly, it can affect your confidence and self-esteem. Misaligned teeth can also cause discomfort and pain when eating or speaking. Fortunately, there is a solution available that can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted without anyone knowing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment — Invisalign.
At All Day Smiles Dental, we offer Invisalign, an orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth using clear aligners instead of metal brackets and wires. These aligners are removable and virtually invisible, making them popular among teens and adults who want to improve their smiles without drawing unwanted attention to their treatment.
Invisalign can treat various orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and more.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign in Plano, TX, uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are worn over your teeth and are changed out every few weeks as your teeth shift into the desired position. Each aligner is designed to fit your mouth perfectly and is comfortable.
Our orthodontist in Plano, TX, will first take impressions of your teeth to create a digital 3D image of your smile. This image will be used to design a treatment plan that maps out the movement of each tooth. Then, the aligners will be created based on this plan. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. You’ll wear them all day and remove them only when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. Since they’re made of clear plastic, the aligners won’t affect your appearance or speech. Treatment time varies from person to person, but the average case takes about one year to complete.
The Benefits of Invisalign
They Are Virtually Invisible
One of the most significant benefits of Invisalign is that they are nearly invisible. This means you can straighten your teeth without wearing metal braces.
They Are More Comfortable
Traditional braces can cause pain and discomfort, but Invisalign is much more comfortable. The trays are smooth plastic, and no metal brackets or wires can irritate the mouth.
They Can Be Removed When Eating and Drinking
You must avoid certain foods and drinks with traditional braces because they can get stuck in the wires and brackets. However, with Invisalign, you can remove the trays before you eat or drink anything. This makes it easier to maintain your oral hygiene routine.
They Are More Convenient
With traditional braces, you have to come into the office regularly to have the braces adjusted. But with Invisalign, you can change the trays at home as your orthodontist instructs.
Invisalign is an excellent treatment option for adults and teens who want a more discreet and comfortable way to straighten their teeth. To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign or to schedule an appointment, visit All Day Smiles Dental at 3020 LEGACY DRIVE, SUITE 210, PLANO, TX 75023, or call 972-433-7933.