You know you’d like to fix the gaps in your smile, but it doesn’t make sense for you to wear time-consuming orthodontic braces just to fix a few gaps. However, thanks to Invisalign in Frisco, you don’t have to settle for traditional metal braces any more. Today, your dentist offers clear braces that shift your teeth into a new position in a fraction of the time metal braces do. Even better, you don’t need to accommodate all the additional hardware that’s needed for typical orthodontics.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to be a teenager to use Invisalign. In fact, one of the biggest demographics of clear braces is adults who previously wore braces but didn’t wear their retainer enough.
What is Invisalign? How Does It Work?
Invisalign is a product that works to shift teeth through a series of clear, plastic, braces. By wearing the braces for a certain period (typically a few weeks), you’ll feel small amounts of pressure applied to your teeth. Once enough time has passed and your teeth match their new position, you’ll switch to the next pair in the series.
Smalls gaps that once populated your mouth will slowly, yet surely, begin to become smaller and smaller with each step in the series. If you have mild to moderate gaps in your smile, it’s likely that Invisalign Frisco is the perfect solution for you.
An Alternative to Metal Braces and Veneers
Metal braces are very effective for fixing teeth misalignment, malocclusions (i.e. poor bites), and tooth gaps, but not everyone needs such a substantial addition to their lives and overall look. Since the braces from Invisalign are clear, you can participate in orthodontic treatment and still keep your image.
Additionally, you may have heard that porcelain veneers can cover gaps in your smile, but veneers won’t last forever, even with proper care. If you want to have a more permanent solution without having to worry about additional cosmetics in your mouth, clear braces are the best solution. Plus, you’ll get to keep more of your tooth enamel from start to finish.
What is the Treatment Process Like?
Once your cosmetic dentist in Frisco determines that your eligible for clear braces from Invisalign, they’ll begin by taking a mold of your current teeth. That mold will be sent to a dental lab that works with Invisalign to create your series of clear braces.
Once you receive your clear braces, you’ll need to wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours per day for effective results. Every few weeks, you’ll switch to the next pair in the series and visit your dentist in Frisco every 6 weeks or so to make sure that your treatment is working accordingly.
By the time you finish treatment, you won’t even recognize your old smile anymore. Schedule an appointment with your dentist in Frisco today!
About the Author
Ever since Dr. Jill Wade earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor University, she’s gone the extra mile to help patients and other members of the Frisco community improve their oral health. By being an active member of many dental organizations and writing for several dental publications, she’s able to stay updated on the latest techniques in dentistry and provide helpful information to people across the country. To learn more about the Invisalign process, contact her at (972) 377-7800 or visit her website.