Invisalign® Treatment in Waxahachie, TX
When was the last time you looked at your smile and noticed areas you wished you could improve? At Waxahachie Family Dentistry, we offer Invisalign as an alternative to metal braces. With Invisalign, you can discreetly transform your smile in about half the time of traditional braces. Invisalign is a series of clear aligner trays that works to gently shift your teeth into the desired position.
Invisalign provides patients with a clear, comfortable solution to straightening their smiles. Learn all about Invisalign treatment below.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign allows you to comfortably straighten your teeth without disrupting your lifestyle. The clear aligner trays are easy to remove, so you can still enjoy the foods you love and maintain excellent oral hygiene.
Best of all, there’s no need to hide your smile with Invisalign. There are no brackets or wires like with braces, as the clear aligners are practically invisible to those around you. You’ll also complete your treatment in just half the time as braces, giving you a new smile in just 12 to 18 months.
Reasons for Invisalign
At Waxahachie Family Dentistry, we may recommend Invisalign for a variety of reasons. Invisalign can correct many different orthodontic issues such as:
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
Orthodontic issues make it difficult to properly clean your mouth as they can quickly affect your oral health. These issues can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum diseases. Invisalign helps you to get perfectly straight teeth that are much easier to clean and are less susceptible to tooth decay.
Invisalign Treatment Explained
One of our knowledgeable dentists will examine your oral health and discuss your smile goals during your consultation. 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 performing your oral hygiene routine
- You’ll return for appointments about every four weeks so we can ensure you’re on track with your treatment plan
Ready for a New Smile?
To learn more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation by calling (972) 885-3335. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your smile goals and determine whether Invisalign is the best way to achieve them. Together, we’ll create a customized treatment plan that will meet your needs and give you the beautifully aligned smile you deserve.
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.
We’ll examine your oral health during your consultation 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 preserve 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 will 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.