There are many adults who would love to be able to straighten their smiles but feel that traditional metal braces might be too inconvenient or awkward looking. Luckily, for certain orthodontic corrections, Invisalign clear braces can be an excellent alternative. Instead of metal brackets and wires, you’ll wear a series of clear, removeable trays. If you’re ready for a new and improved smile, contact La Prada Family Dentistry to ask about Invisalign in Garland.
Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and use them to create a series of aligner trays made of smooth, comfortable-to-wear plastic. You’ll wear each individual tray for roughly two weeks (although plans may change depending on how the process develops). During this time, the tray will slowly shift your teeth into a new position; once this step is complete, you’ll move onto the next tray to make further adjustments, and the process continues. After 6 to 18 months of treatment, you’ll be able to see the improvements in your smile!
A key point of Invisalign treatment is that it requires a lot more discipline on the part of the patient. The trays need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day; taking them out too often or forgetting to put them back in can lead to serious problems. Thus, it may not be a good choice for young children or patients who don’t feel that they would be able to maintain the right habits.
On the other hand, for adults and teenagers who can follow the directions of their dentist in Garland, Invisalign can be a great way to correct the following orthodontic problems:
Note that the viability of Invisalign depends on the severity and complexity of the case at hand.
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