Invisalign or Clear Aligners
Floss and Gloss Dental located in Bedford, Texas!
What are Invisalign or Clear Aligners?
Invisalign is a system of crystal clear aligners that are specifically designed to straighten and perfect your smile. If your smile is crooked or crowded, it can be difficult to feel confident in the way that you look. Rather than wear metal braces for years at a time, Invisalign is designed to correct the alignment of your smile in a shorter period of time without the world knowing you’re wearing braces. Invisalign is ideal for patients of all ages, and many adults choose clear aligner treatment.
Why would Invisalign or Clear Aligners be needed?
Not only is a crooked smile detrimental to your confidence and self-esteem, but having crowded and crooked teeth can make it nearly impossible to properly clean them. Your teeth might develop areas of decay and you may even have gingivitis because you can’t brush or floss between certain teeth. If this is a problem you’re dealing with right now, it might be time to consider orthodontic treatment using Invisalign clear aligners.
Who is a candidate for Invisalign or Clear Aligners?
Invisalign is best for teens and adults who can commit to treatment. Because the aligners are removable, smaller children may take them out and lose them or forget to replace them. This can extend the length of time that treatment is needed or even cause the need for other appliances. We can examine your smile to determine if Invisalign is necessary and the best way to go about beginning treatment.
What happens during treatment using Invisalign or Clear Aligners?
The first step is to have a consultation with you or your loved one. We will take impressions as well as x-rays to create a uniquely designed treatment plan. We then use the impressions that were taken to make your first set of Invisalign aligners. You’ll wear these aligners for most of the day and night, only removing them when eating and brushing. You will come in at regular intervals, usually every few weeks, to have new impressions made and aligners designed for you to wear over the course of treatment.
If you’re interested to learn more about Invisalign, call us today to speak with one of our helpful and highly trained staff members.