Invisalign for Adults
If you’re an adult, the idea of getting braces to straighten your teeth is probably only slightly more appealing than having a crooked smile. It’s a tough choice to have to make, but you want to look your best, and having crooked teeth isn’t an option.
Lakewood Dental Trails offers a new solution in orthodontics in Temple, TX. Invisalign replaces all the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces with crystal-clear acrylic aligners that work quickly and invisibly to straighten your teeth.
Straightening your teeth with traditional bracket and wire braces can take years. With Invisalign, we can dramatically reduce treatment times, and many patients see results in as little as 12 months.
Reasons to Choose Invisalign Clear Braces
Aside from the impact that metal braces can have on your appearance, they also come with other inconveniences simply because they’re affixed to your teeth. The beauty of Invisalign treatment is that the clear aligners are also removable. This is a huge benefit for several reasons:
Oral hygiene is the foundation for a healthy smile, but it can be frustrating to try to brush and floss around brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you can brush and floss as usual to get the most out of your routine.
Traditional braces make it difficult or impossible to eat certain foods. With Invisalign, you have no food restrictions and can continue to enjoy all the foods you crave. Just be sure to brush and floss before putting your aligners back in after meals.
Most people won’t notice your aligners, but you can remove them for a few hours if you need to attend a wedding or other big event.
Steps to a Straighter Smile with Invisalign
The process for straightening your teeth is accomplished in three steps:
Planning Your Treatment
The first step in planning your treatment is to take x-rays, digital photos, and digital scans of your teeth needed to plan your treatment. Sophisticated Invisalign software takes this information and turns it into a virtual 3-D model of your mouth that allows our dentists to predict the movement of your teeth in stages. Your details are sent to an Invisalign lab that fabricates your customized aligners.
Receiving Your Aligners
When your Invisalign aligners are ready, we’ll have your return to or Temple, TX dental office so we can give you instructions for wearing them. You will receive several sets of aligners, and each is designed to move your teeth into the desired position progressively.
Wearing Your Aligners
Wear your first set of aligners no less than 22 hours a day for two weeks or as instructed by our dental care team. The biggest obstacle to fast results is non-compliance because your aligners can’t straighten your teeth if you don’t wear them!
At the end of two weeks, switch to the next set of aligners, and continue in this way until you’ve used all your aligners and treatment is complete.
Call Us to Get Started
Invisalign clear braces in Temple, TX have given adult patients with crooked teeth a new opportunity to love their smiles again. Please call Lakewood Dental Trails to schedule an appointment to get started.