At My Smiles Center, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy and appealing smile. For our patients seeking straighter teeth, we offer Invisalign® clear aligners. This orthodontic method corrects a number of dental issues that were thought only correctable through traditional metal braces.
In the past, getting braces has meant years of painful adjustments and struggling with self-image. But since 1999, Invisalign has literally changed the face of orthodontics for over half a million satisfied patients.
Instead of wires or bands attached to the outside of your teeth where the world can see them, Invisalign treatment utilizes cutting edge technology to prepare a series of clear plastic molds of your teeth during each stage of alignment. Every two weeks, we will check on your progress and give you the next mold, or “aligner,” to keep your treatment on track.
The aligners are removable, making for easier eating, brushing and flossing. They move your teeth into place gradually, but in a much shorter length of time than normal braces – you’ll achieve results in six months to a year with Invisalign.
Invisalign can improve the smiles of anyone with crossbites, overbites, underbites, crowded teeth or teeth that are spaced too far apart.
Contact My Smiles Center for an Invisalign consultation today.
Reasons to Consider Invisalign
Many patients who want straighter teeth have either not had the opportunity as a child for traditional braces or prefer not to wear metal braces due to their visibility. Invisalign aligners are an effective and discrete alternative for adults and mature teens.
Invisalign can correct:
- Overcrowded Teeth – When there are too many teeth for either arch to support, or when some teeth are growing at an angle, pushing the adjacent teeth together.
- Large Gaps in Teeth – This sometimes occurs when teeth are missing and have caused surrounding teeth to shift out of place.
- Misaligned bite– There are three main types of bite misalignment: crossbite, overbite, and underbite. If this condition is not treated it can lead to concerns such as TMJ dysfunction and bruxism. When the two rows of teeth don’t meet correctly, uneven wear can lead to gum disease, worn down teeth, and bone erosion.
Invisalign aligners also allow for easier dental hygiene as the aligners are easily removed for home oral health care. Metal braces require special attention, and even with meticulous care, teeth often require whitening after having traditional braces removed.
The Invisalign Process
We obtain digital impressions of your teeth and gums to help him in the assessment of your candidacy for Invisalign. Once we determine that you can benefit from treatment with Invisalign, he works with you to develop a template for creating your first set of trays.
Invisalign trays must be worn 22 hours per day, and are only removed to eat, brush, and floss. You will return periodically to our dentist to check your progress and receive your next set of trays. If at any time you are experiencing discomfort, you may return for an adjustment.
How Long Does Treatment with Invisalign Last?
The duration of your treatment is determined by the severity of your dental condition. Typically, the treatment can last up to 18 months, but we have seen patients achieve their ideal smile in half the time. Compliance plays a big role as well, as it is imperative that the aligners are worn all day and night except for when eating and tending to your oral hygiene needs, otherwise, your desired outcome may be prolonged.
Why Choose My Smiles Center for Invisalign?
We are specially trained to provide our Austin patients with Invisalign clear aligners. This treatment is ideal for teens and adults who have mild to moderate malocclusions and are looking for a discreet but effective way of straightening their smiles. If you are seeking an alternative method of achieving straighter teeth in Central Texas, call My Smiles Center today.