Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you smile? Do you hide your face when someone breaks out the camera? Many people feel self-conscious about their smile due to embarrassing misalignment. Crooked teeth and unsightly gaps can be repaired with traditional orthodontics, but most adults feel metal braces will hurt their standing in the professional and social world. Fortunately, your Austin dentist provides a clear alternative. Invisalign offers patients an inconspicuous and comfortable method of smile correction.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign employs a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners. Patients wear the aligners daily for the amount of time recommended, in most cases between 20 and 22 hours. Approximately every two weeks patients will move on to a new set of aligners as their teeth are gently and gradually repositioned. For adults, the entire process typically takes as little time as 12 months. With Invisalign, you can transform your smile without enduring the discomfort and unpleasing appearance of traditional metal braces.
The Advantages of Invisalign
The Invisalign system offers a host of additional benefits over metal braces. Patients no longer need to alter their diets or avoid certain foods that may damage or become stuck in their braces. Removable braces also make brushing and flossing your teeth easier, improving oral hygiene and reducing the risk of teeth stains. Patients with braces often report gum and cheek irritation. Since our aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably, patients experience less irritation and discomfort. You will also be glad to hear that Invisalign saves both time and money by requiring fewer office visits. On average, patients only need to see the dentist once every six weeks.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Austin Dentist
Our Austin Dentist team looks forward to helping you and your family enjoy happy, healthy smiles. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (512) 549-4069. Our Austin dentist office proudly provides preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and laser dentistry to families in Austin, Round Rock, and surrounding communities.