Invisalign® Treatment in Waxahachie, TX
When was the last time you looked at your smile and noticed areas you wished you could improve? With Invisalign, you can discreetly transform your smile in about half the amount of time of traditional braces. A series of clear aligner trays will work to gently shift your teeth into the desired position and in about 12 months you’ll have a perfectly straight smile.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign allows you to comfortably straighten your teeth without having to disrupt your lifestyle. You can still enjoy the foods you love and maintain excellent oral hygiene because the trays are completely removable.
Best of all, there’s no need to hide your smile with Invisalign because there aren’t any brackets or wires like with braces and the clear aligners are practically invisible to those around you.
Invisalign can correct a variety of orthodontic issues such as:
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
In addition to solving orthodontic issues, perfectly straight teeth are much easier to clean and are less susceptible to tooth decay.
Invisalign Treatment Explained
During your consultation, one of our knowledgeable dentists will examine your oral health and discuss your smile goals. If we determine that Invisalign is the best treatment option for you, the process can be completed in a few steps:
- One of our dentists will create a customized treatment plan that will include a detailed timeline of the treatment
- Digital impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to a lab where they’ll craft your aligner trays
- Your trays will arrive and you’ll begin wearing them–swapping them out about every two weeks for new ones
- You’ll wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day–only removing them for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene
- You’ll return for appointments about every four weeks so we can ensure you’re on track with your treatment plan
Your Secret Way to a New Smile
When you’re ready to transform your smile without the unsightly view of braces, Invisalign can help. Contact our office to schedule a consultation by calling (972) 885-3335 and we’ll explain the benefits to a perfectly straight smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Invisalign treatment typically takes 12 months, however, the duration of the treatment depends on your specific needs. For a more personalized estimate of time, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our trusted dentists by calling (972) 885-3335. During the consultation, we’ll examine your oral health and discuss your smile goals. Then, we’ll create a customized treatment plan which will include a more accurate timeframe.
How should I care for my Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are easy to care for. Here are some tips to help you care for your aligners:
- Rinse your aligners and your teeth before reinserting the trays
- Soak your Invisalign once a day
- Brush your teeth and your aligners in the morning
- Place your aligners in a protective case when you’re not wearing them
- Don’t let the trays come into contact with hot water or heat
While Invisalign treatment requires little maintenance, following these guidelines will ensure you avoid damaging your trays and get the most out of your treatment.
If I lose, break, or damage an aligner, what should I do?
If you lose, break, or damage an aligner, be sure to contact our office immediately by calling (972) 885-3335. We’ll contact the lab to order you a replacement set so you can stay on track with your treatment plan.
In the meantime, you can use your previous set of aligners to ensure your teeth aren’t shifting out of place. Don’t try to fix the aligners at home, as this typically doesn’t work and may only set you back on your projected treatment time.
Is Invisalign treatment right for me?
If you’re interested in straightening your teeth discreetly, Invisalign may be right for you. Invisalign can correct mild to moderate misalignment issues without changing your appearance or your lifestyle.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation at our Waxahachie location. During the consultation, you’ll discuss your smile goals and we’ll examine your oral health to create a customized treatment plan that will meet your needs.