Invisalign® is changing the way people smile.
If you or your child need braces but want something more discreet than traditional metal braces, Invisalign® offers an exciting alternative!
Invisalign® in Belton, TX
Invisalign® is becoming more popular than traditional orthodontic treatments like metal braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your smile.
The custom trays fit directly onto your teeth, are nearly invisible, and are completely removable. Patients take out the aligners to eat, drink, and for their oral care routine – making it a highly convenient form of orthodontic treatment.
Do I Need to See an Orthodontist for Invisalign®?
More and more dentists are offering Invisalign® treatment to their patients – and while this may seem like a good option, it comes with risks. Only trained, certified orthodontists like those at our practice are specialized and qualified to handle more complex Invisalign® cases.
Orthodontics is an incredibly complicated science, and these specialists go through two to three years of additional schooling to learn the process and technologies necessary to straighten teeth safely. At our practice, we’re proud to have specialized orthodontists in Belton, TX, to help our patients.
How Long Does Invisalign® Take?
Every patient is unique, and no two Invisalign® treatments will be the same. Most patients receive Invisalign® treatment for somewhere between six and 18 months. It’s important to remember that Invisalign® isn’t right for everyone, and some patients will still need treatment with braces – but Invisalign® can offer a convenient option for teens, adults, and children too.
What Is the Process of Getting Invisalign®?
A mold of your teeth is taken, either with impressions or through the use of an intraoral scanner. Your models get sent to Invisalign® and working together with their alignment professionals; we come up with a treatment plan for you.
The number of aligners that you’ll need will dictate how long it takes before your Invisalign® treatment is complete. You then return to our office to view a virtual simulation of the possible results, as well as find out how many aligners you’ll require.
When you decide to move forward with the treatment, there is just a bit of prep work that needs to be done to your teeth. Don’t worry, though; no numbing or needles are needed at this appointment! It’s really quick, and all we need to do is place “buttons” on your teeth. We simply prep the front surface of pre-selected teeth with conditioning solutions and adhere a natural color composite bonding material to them. This serves as a guide for the aligners to help show them in which direction the teeth need to move.
Occasionally we’ll have to do some interproximal reduction (IPR). Again, this is painless, and all we do is smooth the contact between your teeth, opening it up some. This allows your teeth more room to move in their proper position.
IPR and placing new (or replacing) buttons may need to be done again throughout your treatment, but not very often.
Does Invisalign® Hurt?
Invisalign® is not painful. Traditional braces can sometimes cause ulcers and sores in your mouth from the metal brackets and wires. Since Invisalign® doesn’t use metal attachments, this isn’t a problem. Each aligner is shaped slightly differently, so some discomfort may be felt on the first day of changing to a new one. Mostly the feeling is pressure from the teeth moving. If necessary, Tylenol could help relieve any soreness.
If you think Invisalign® might be right for you or your teen, then give us a call today. At your consultation, we’ll give you our recommendations and optional choices and move forward from there. The experts at Main St. Orthodontics look forward to meeting you!
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a revolutionary treatment that comes with many benefits. These are:
- Fixes dental problems
- Improves dental hygiene
- Prevents potential dental issues
- Non-invasive dental scans
- Minimal dentist visits
- Boosts confidence
- Fast treatment time
- No dietary restrictions
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Candidates for Invisalign® are those who do not have severe dental issues and who are disciplined in wearing the clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day. The treatment is recommended for teenagers and adults because younger patients have teeth that are still growing and moving.
What Is the Cost of Invisalign® in Belton, TX?
Invisalign® costs between $3,000 to $7,000. Prices depend on your unique situation and treatment plan.
Give our orthodontic office a call to schedule a consultation and discuss what the cost will be for your unique smile.
Can Invisalign® Be Done in One Day?
Yes – Invisalign® appointments are usually short and require about 15 minutes to be fitted in your mouth. If you require tooth adjustment or special care, you may be required to book an additional 15 to 30 minutes appointment time.
What Are the Alternatives to Invisalign®?
Invisalign® treatment isn’t for everyone. Your dentist here in Belton, TX, will recommend other alternatives depending on your unique situation, such as:
- Ceramic braces
- Traditional metal braces
- Lingual braces
- Self-ligating braces
Call Us Today to Get Started With Invisalign® in Belton, TX!
If you want to learn more about our high-quality, affordable Invisalign®, give us a call or reach out online to schedule a consultation today! Our friendly staff will happily assist you.
We look forward to meeting you and starting your smile journey together!
YOUR NEW SMILE STARTS HERE!
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