Invisalign® Clear Braces
Aligning Your Smile with Comfort and Ease
Straighter, more uniform teeth can influence your day-to-day mood and sense of self-confidence in noticeable ways. Even better, they’re likely to actually benefit your oral health too by improving overall bite function and making it easier to brush and floss! Understandably, many adults don’t want to commit to years of wearing noticeable metal braces, which is why Cimarron Family Dentistry has an alternative: Invisalign Clear Braces. Invisalign treatment is image-friendly and easy to use. If you’d like to explore whether or not you’re a good candidate for this type of care, contact our Hurst, TX dental office today and schedule a consultation.
Why Choose Cimarron Family Dentistry for Invisalign Clear Braces?
- Aesthetically Pleasing Treatment – No “Metal Mouth”
- Highly Trained & Compassionate Dental Team
- Reduce Treatment Time by Up To 50% With Revolutionary PROPEL® System
What is Invisalign?
Unlike the wire-and-bracket model of traditional orthodontics, Invisalign relies on an entirely different kind of system. Patients will wear a customized series of aligners instead. Each aligner is designed to represent a different stage of gradual tooth movement, and they’re worn for an average of two weeks each before switching to the next one in the provided set. Patients will also need to plan to attend brief progress appointments here in Hurst every six weeks so that our dentists can track your smile’s changes and ensure that everything is going smoothly.
The Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign treatment is right there in the name – the clear aligners are very subtle when worn, which means that most people you see in a day won’t even realize they’re there at all. This allows you the confidence to navigate through your personal and professional lives without worrying about metal brackets and wires affecting your appearance.
They’re also fully removable, and patients won’t have to make significant, inconvenient changes to their diet or oral hygiene routine to accommodate their use. While every case is different, most patients are finished with treatment in a shorter amount of time than with traditional braces.
The Cost of Invisalign
The cost of your Invisalign treatment is hard to estimate without one of our dentists examining your mouth. There are many variables that influence price like the severity of your misalignment, the condition of your oral health, and the length of your treatment. The best way to receive a precise estimate on the cost of your Invisalign aligners is to schedule a consultation today. Dr. Sarah Saremi or Dr. Adrian De Vincenzo will take an in-depth look at your mouth to decide whether or not you’re a good candidate for treatment and estimate how much it will cost.
How to Care for Invisalign Clear Braces
Caring for your aligners will ensure the success of your treatment, but it will also make sure that your trays stay clear. You can purchase a cleaning system from Invisalign, or you can use a nonabrasive toothbrush with clear hand soap and lukewarm water. It’s important to avoid using hot water because it can permanently warp the plastic. You should also clean your teeth after every meal before putting your aligners back in to avoid staining.
Are you still wondering whether Invisalign in Hurst is the best orthodontic treatment to fix your issues? Deciding to improve your oral health and the alignment of your teeth is a big decision, and we want you to feel confident in your choice to get clear aligners. That’s why we’ve answered some common questions that we get from our patients below.
Are Invisalign aligners uncomfortable to wear?
You may have heard how painful appointments to get braces tightened can be, which makes you think that Invisalign aligners won’t be any different. However, unlike metal brackets and wires that can poke and irritate your oral tissues, clear aligners are made from smooth plastic that is specially crafted to comfortably fit your unique oral structure.
It’s no lie that they place a strategic and slight amount of pressure on your teeth to move them into their ideal positions, but most patients agree that the entire treatment is relatively pain-free. The only instance in which you may experience some discomfort is when you switch to a new set of aligners. You can handle this by switching to your new trays at night so you sleep through a majority of the short adjustment period.
How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?
It’s important to clean your aligners multiple times each day so you can prevent plaque and food bacteria from becoming stuck between your trays and teeth, increasing your risk of developing oral health problems. To sanitize them, use a soft-bristled brush with clear antibacterial soap and gently scrub them. You can also place them in a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water for 15 minutes, just be sure to rinse them before you place them back in your mouth.
Will I need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment?
Just like with traditional metal braces, you’ll need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment. Your teeth have a type of muscle memory that allows them to drift back into their original positions without a retainer. Towards the end of your treatment, we’ll speak to you about different retainer options that you may be eligible for. Depending on your unique situation, you may be a candidate for a discreet permanent retainer, or you may only need to wear one at night.
What should I do if I damage or lose an aligner?
Damaging or losing an aligner isn’t the end of the world, so it’s best to not panic. Just be sure to contact our office immediately so we can determine whether we need to order you a new one. The longer you wait to address the accident, the more you push back your treatment finish date. Although it may seem embarrassing, we understand that accidents happen, so there’s no need to worry about letting us know!
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