When it comes to the health and appearance of your smile, there are few things that give a person more confidence than a beautifully straight set of teeth. Some people are naturally bestowed with perfectly aligned teeth, but for those who have structural problems, such as an over or underbite, crossbite, or overcrowding, some help is necessary. To assist our patients with structural dental issues, Dr. A and the rest of our experienced staff at Canyon Creek Family Dentistry of Richardson offer Invisalign in Richardson. Call us today for more information.
Invisalign is a discreet and effective alternative to traditional metal braces. After we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, Dr. A will create a series of clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth. Each pair is designed to shift a tiny portion of your smile at a time. In general, you’ll wear each set for a couple of weeks before moving onto the next one.
Many patients find the Invisalign trays more comfortable than conventional braces. Since the aligners are removable, Invisalign patients are able to simply take them out for eating and routine dental hygiene. This means a patient isn’t forced to avoid sticky or hard foods as they are with braces. It also means that a patient can more easily ensure good dental hygiene because they don’t have to brush and floss around hardware.
These days, more patients than ever before are choosing to straighten their pearly whites with Invisalign rather than metal braces, and it’s not hard to see why. Here are just a handful of the numerous advantages that Invisalign has over traditional braces:
Invisalign can correct many common orthodontic problems, including:
We generally only recommend Invisalign to adults and older teens, as younger patients may not be responsible enough yet to commit to wearing their aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. Ultimately, though, the only way to know for sure whether Invisalign is right for you is to call us and schedule a consultation with your dentist in Richardson.