Countless adults and teenagers across the country have avoided seeking orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to be stuck wearing metal braces for years on end. Fortunately, braces are no longer the only way to fix crooked teeth! At South Arlington Smiles, we offer a service that can straighten your smile the discreet way – Invisalign clear braces. As the name implies, these transparent trays align your teeth while being practically unnoticeable. Plus, they’re removable for added convenience. To learn more about how Invisalign in Arlington, TX can give you the straight smile you’ve always wanted, give our dental office a call today!
Invisalign helps patients correct overbites, underbites, or generally crooked teeth with a system of clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth. Each set of these trays is a specific shape that is designed to straighten a small section of your smile at a time. You’ll wear each set for about two weeks before switching to the next one.
The aligners are removable, but for treatment to be effective and timely, you should wear them for at least 22 hours a day. Essentially, you should only take them out for eating, drinking anything besides plain water, and cleaning your teeth.
Patients are often pleasantly surprised to learn that Invisalign can fix many of the same issues that braces can. Dr. Talon Davis may recommend Invisalign to address mild to moderate cases of the following problems:
It can be more difficult to clean teeth that are too close together, increasing the risk for plaque and tartar buildup. Invisalign can push these teeth into their proper alignments, making brushing and flossing much easier and more effective.
Some patients consider the gaps between their front teeth to be unattractive. If that’s the case, your dentist in Arlington can develop a customized treatment plan with Invisalign to even out the spaces in your smile.
Certain cases of overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite can be corrected with Invisalign. Properly aligning your bite will not only relieve some of the stress on your jaw joints, but it will reduce the risk of chronic teeth grinding and TMJ disorder.
Invisalign offers a number of benefits that traditional braces do not, such as:
Because each treatment is tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs, there is no set cost of Invisalign. The price can vary based on several factors, including the severity of your orthodontic issues, the number of aligners you’ll need, and how well you stick to your original treatment plan. Dr. Davis will outline these variables with you during your consultation and give you a cost estimate you can trust. From there, we can discuss financing options, such as insurance, our in-house savings plan, and CareCredit.