Straightening your teeth can change your life in dramatic ways by giving you a new-found sense of confidence. If you want straighter teeth but don’t want to wear traditional braces, Invisalign® is a great option that has been used for years with great success.
The Invisalign® clear aligner system is an innovative method of straightening the teeth and is perfect for anyone who wants a smile makeover without the mess and fuss of metal braces. Dr. Tatyana Nudel, DMD is a certified Premier Provider for Invisalign® in the Parkland area.
Using a series of clear aligner trays, Invisalign® is designed to straighten the teeth gradually over the course of several months. Crafted from clear plastic, the trays are barely noticeable. They provide a good alternative to metal braces, particularly because they are gentler on soft tissues and custom-fitted to the patient’s mouth. One of the best things about Invisalign® is that the aligners are removable, which means you can still enjoy all your favorite foods without having to worry about the messy cleanup associated with braces.
Although our Parkland dentist must make a full assessment of your teeth to determine whether or not you are a good candidate, there are several conditions that typically qualify a patient for this type of treatment. They include:
Our Parkland dentist will conduct a full exam of the patient’s teeth to assess the best course of action to align them. Together, the patient and doctor discuss expectations and options. If the patient is a good candidate, and most people are, a treatment plan is created and the process begins.
As with traditional braces, patients can expect several positive changes in their lives when they straighten their teeth through Invisalign®. These benefits include:
Improved ability to chew
Easy to clean the teeth since the aligners are removable
Teeth that are well-aligned are easier to keep clean
Reduction in teeth-related headaches and jaw pain
Patients who choose to straighten their teeth using Invisalign® rather than traditional braces benefit in several ways. These advantages include:
More attractive in appearance because they are nearly invisible
Offers greater comfort than traditional braces
Removable aligners promote better oral hygiene
Creates less soft-tissue damage than wire-and-metal braces
Invisalign® is more effective in correcting gapping, crowding of the teeth, and bite issues
Similar to the cost of traditional braces
The actual cost of Invisalign® is comparable to the expense of getting traditional braces, but may vary if additional procedures are needed prior to treatment. Please request an Invisalign® consultation with Dr. Nudel to obtain a specific estimate of how much Invisalign® will cost for you.
Typically, it takes between six and eighteen months to straighten the teeth using Invisalign®. The actual amount of time depends upon several factors, including:
The patient’s commitment to wearing the aligners for 22 hours a day
The severity and number of misaligned teeth
Keeping scheduled appointments to receive the next tray in the series
Please contact Dedicated Dental Group in Parkland if you would like more information on Invisalign® or a consultation with our specialist.
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