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Invisalign – Garland, TX

Straighter Smiles Without the Metal

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Do you know you need orthodontic treatment but hesitate to commit to traditional braces? Although traditional orthodontics is effective, many patients desire a more discreet option. That is where Invisalign in Garland comes into the picture. This remarkable treatment is an ideal solution for many adults and responsible teenagers who want to achieve a straighter smile without the use of brackets and wires. Invisalign is able to correct most orthodontic problems, including crooked teeth, spacing issues, and bad bites.

How Invisalign Works

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Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure to teeth, thus repositioning them over time. Invisalign works on a similar principle. However, it uses a series of clear thermoplastic aligners instead of brackets and wires. The aligners are custom-crafted to fit your teeth so they offer reliable results without posing a threat to your oral health. You will wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day, and you’ll switch to a new aligner every two weeks. Periodically, you’ll visit our team for brief Invisalign checkups, where we’ll ensure that your treatment is going according to plan and provide you with the next few aligners in your series.

Most patients work their way through their entire course of treatment in one to two years. However, treatment times varies from patient to patient. During your consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with a more accurate timeline for achieving your new smile.

Indications for Invisalign

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Invisalign can address most orthodontic issues, including:

Crowded Teeth

If your teeth are too close together, food may get caught between them and lead to an increased risk of decay. Invisalign can play a part in relieving overcrowding.

Gapped Teeth

Too much space between the teeth not only looks bad, but it may may contribute to speech issues, bite problems, and other complications. Invisalign can create more even spacing between your teeth.

Malocclusion

Malocclusion (a bad bite) includes problems like overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Such issues can lead to TMD, speech issues, and other unpleasant consequences. Invisalign is often able to correct bite problems.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign aligners provide several significant advantages:

  • They are transparent. Although they are not totally invisible, they are discreet enough that they won’t be the first thing onlookers notice about your smile.
  • They are removable. The removable nature of the aligners allows you to eat anything you like. You can also brush and floss your teeth without having to navigate around brackets and wires.
  • They are safer for athletes. If you play sports, an accident may cause metal braces to damage the soft tissues in your mouth. Invisalign comes with a lower risk of injury.
  • They are comfortable. You might experience some mild soreness during your Invisalign treatment. However, many patients are surprised by how comfortable Invisalign is.

If you would like to speak to an orthodontist in Garland to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, please contact us at (469) 277-2627 to schedule an appointment.