Many patients are concerned with the alignment of their teeth. It can make them feel awkward when talking or eating, and can even cause some patients discomfort. A typical solution to this problem over the years has been braces. However, many patients are averse to the idea of wearing the brackets and wires due to their appearance. Preston Bend Dental can now offer a viable alternative with Invisalign in Plano.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can help patients with an overbite, underbite, or generally misaligned teeth bring them into a straighter, more comfortable orientation. It accomplishes this by using clear plastic aligner trays that fit over your teeth. The trays are meant to be worn in a specific series, with each one being a different shape that gradually changes as your teeth move into alignment. The individual trays are meant to be worn up to 22 hours a day for about 2 weeks each before moving onto the next one. Treatment can take anywhere from 8-18 months depending on your degree of misalignment. Invisalign has advanced over the years to be able to address more and more complicated orthodontic issues, so most patients who are considering orthodontic treatment should be able to benefit from it.
The first step in the process is that Dr. Anita Madhav will need to give your teeth a thorough examination. This will allow her to see if Invisalign is the right treatment for you, as well as allow you to ask any questions you might have. Should you both decide to go forward, the process will start with her team taking a series of x-rays and photos of your mouth. These will be used to make your trays and assure they are perfectly fitted to your particular teeth. Once you have started wearing your trays, you will need to visit the office about every 6-8 weeks so your progress can be monitored.
Invisalign has a number of differences when compared to traditional braces, such as:
Invisalign helps patients undergo orthodontic treatment without having to alter their habits like they would with traditional braces. The discreet appearance allows them to keep their treatment private, and many people forget they are wearing their trays throughout the day until it is time to eat or brush their teeth.
You can get the straighter smile you’ve always without having to get braces, all thanks to Invisalign.
If you think Invisalign can help your smile, please call your dentist in Plano today.