Find out how Invisalign can subtly improve the look of your smile.
Do you want to get a straighter smile but hate the idea of wearing metal braces for a year or more in order to do it? You aren’t alone. Many teens or adults don’t want to have to worry about wearing bulky and obvious braces in front of classmates, colleagues and peers. Fortunately, your McKinney dentist Dr. Kenneth Sharp can still give you the smile you want without anyone noticing your orthodontic treatment. This magical treatment is known as Invisalign and it’s been transforming countless smiles for years.
What is Invisalign?
Perhaps you’ve seen ads about it on TV or in a magazine but you’re still not sure how they work. Invisalign consists of a set of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made to fit over your teeth to shift them into the proper place.
Why should I consider Invisalign?
Not only will you enjoy straightening your smile the clear way but you can also remove your aligners. This might not seem like a major benefit at the moment but it makes mealtimes and brushing so much easier when you can just remove your aligners. Traditional braces can’t be removed and therefore your diet and oral care routine will have to change. But not with Invisalign!
Also, because traditional braces use wires they require more frequent visits to your dentist, but you’ll come in less frequently for checkups if you have Invisalign.
How does Invisalign work?
Once you get your aligners you will wear each set for about two weeks. During this time, you’ll only remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss. The rest of the time you should wear your aligners to ensure that you achieve the optimal results in the proper amount of time. After the two weeks is up you will then replace the aligners for the next set in your treatment plan.
How many aligners you need to wear will depend on the severity of the smile issues you want to address. But each aligner is specially made to shift certain teeth a specified amount (as determined by us before your aligners are created) so that you get the ideal smile at the end of your treatment.
Ready to find out if Invisalign is ideal for you? Then call Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, TX to book your orthodontic consultation.