Invisalign® Clear Braces – Fort Worth, TX
A Comfortable & Stylish Way to Straighten Teeth
Invisalign is an almost invisible option to straighten your teeth without wearing conventional metal braces. It uses a series of clear, removable custom-made aligners to move your teeth. Because you remove the aligners before eating and drinking, there are no food restrictions or problems with flossing or brushing. This technology is also more comfortable, avoiding the mouth abrasions that can be caused by the metal and wires of conventional braces. Contact us today in Irving, TX to schedule an Invisalign consultation today!
Why Choose 21st Century Dental of Irving for Invisalign?
- No Brackets & Wires
- Orthodontic Improvements for Adults & Teens
- Preserved Self-Confidence
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign treatment offers patients a variety of unique benefits that other options simply can’t deliver, including:
- Comfort: Made of smooth plastic, Invisalign aligners won’t cut or catch the inside of your mouth and cheeks like traditional wire and bracket braces.
- Speed: With a treatment time that averages between 10 and 18 months, you can typically receive your straight smile faster than traditional braces.
- Appearance: Do you want to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing? Invisalign allows you to receive the smile of your dreams without compromising your appearance.
- Eating: Completely removeable, Invisalign aligners allow you to eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about damaging your orthodontics.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Once Dr. Smith develops a custom prescription for your mouth, Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to design the complete treatment plan, from the initial teeth positioning to the desired final positioning. This 3D imaging allows you to preview the final positioning of your teeth before you start treatment. Custom-made aligners are created based on the imaging information. Each of these aligners moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks. Typically, you will visit our cosmetic dentist once every six weeks for progress reports. Not every situation can be treated with Invisible Aligners, as not all patients are candidates, so call or e-mail us for an evaluation to see if your smile can be treated with this new technology.
Types of Invisalign
At 21st Century Dental of Irving, we offer two different types of Invisalign treatment to give more patients the straight smile of their dreams.
Invisalign for Adults
This tried and true treatment consists of a series of clear, smooth plastic aligners that are designed to gradually shift your teeth into place. They are comfortable after a small adjustment period, easy to use, and provide lasting results in a shorter amount of time than other solutions. While Invisalign may not be right for everyone, it can be used to treat most misalignment.
Invisalign for Teens
There is a new Invisalign system that is specifically designed for children and teenagers! Visit our office to see if your loved one would qualify for this great new improvement from the Invisalign company. Our teens are very happy with their treatment so far. We are sure you will be equally thrilled! The biggest difference is that the clear aligners that come with this treatment have a small blue dot to make them more visible for parents. Now, you’ll always be able to tell whether or not your loved one is keeping up with their treatment.
How Do I Care for My Invisalign Aligners?
Keeping your aligners clean and clear will ensure the health of your teeth and gums, but it will also maintain the transparent appearance that the treatment offers. It’s important to take out your aligners each time you eat—you should only drink water while they’re in your mouth. It’s also vital that you brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in. If food debris isn’t cleaned away, it can permanently stain your aligners and even get trapped against your teeth, putting them at greater risk of decay.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Candidates for Invisalign in Fort Worth are those who have decent oral health, mild to moderate misalignment, and a commitment to the treatment schedule. Because of this, Invisalign is typically recommended to older teens and adults. Younger people often don’t have the responsibility or understanding to maintain their Invisalign treatment. However, the only way to ensure whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign clear braces is to contact our office for an appointment. Dr. Smith will carefully examine your smile before providing the best recommendation for your needs.