What is invisalign?
Straight, properly aligned teeth aren't just attractive, they're healthier and provide better comfort when eating and speaking. Crooked teeth and an improper bite can lead to long-term dental problems that may become painful and expensive to fix. This is why our seasoned team of dentists is pleased to provide the Invisalign system — removable, clear aligners for our patients in Bellmead, TX. Custom made for your teeth and your specific needs, Invisalign is more attractive and comfortable than metal orthodontics because they may be temporarily removed to make eating and brushing your teeth much easier. If you are interested in gaining straighter, healthier teeth with the Invisalign system, call ACE Dental of Bellmead to schedule an appointment today. Our caring team looks forward to serving you.
who is a good Candidate for invisalign?
There are several factors that can impact the alignment of your teeth, including genetics, tooth loss, a previous jaw injury, and whether you sucked your thumb or used a pacifier as a child. The misalignment of your teeth can cause other oral health concerns, including a bad bite (dental malocclusion), uneven wear on the enamel, difficulty speaking, pain when chewing, and general discomfort in the jaw. If our team identifies one or more of these issues during your dental exam, we may suggest an orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign.
Invisalign is ideal for both teens and adults who would like to attain straighter teeth without the hassle, pain, and look of traditional metal braces. Even though they do need to be worn for the majority of the time, Invisalign can be removed for cleaning your teeth, eating, special occasions, and physical activities. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, transparent material that makes them less obvious and more comfortable than conventional braces. Most of the time, your friends and family won't even be able to tell that you are wearing Invisalign aligners.
how does invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners are made of a flexible, thermoplastic material that gradually corrects the alignment of your teeth. This process is achieved through a collection of custom-made mouth trays that are created with digital iTero impressions. During your initial appointment, we will use the iTero intraoral scanner to capture advanced images of your mouth and send them over to the Invisalign lab where they will create your customized aligners. Once your aligners are ready, we will have you return to our office for your first fitting and provide detailed care instructions to follow at home. You will need to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day but will be able to remove them during meal times and when brushing your teeth. Each set of aligners will be worn for 1 – 2 weeks and after this timeframe, you'll return to our office to receive your next pair of trays.
after your orthodontic treatment
Throughout your orthodontic treatment, we will schedule comprehensive exams every other month to assess your progress. While every case is unique, on average, patients wear Invisalign for about 6 – 24 months. Once your teeth are in proper alignment, it's crucial to prevent them from shifting into their old position. Vivera® retainers by Invisalign are created with the same materials to help keep your teeth in their new position once your orthodontic treatment plan is complete. Each retainer is custom made at the Invisalign dental lab based on the digital iTero impressions taken after your final pair of aligners are removed. Once your retainer is ready, our team will discuss how often you'll need to wear it and go over how to keep it clean. We will also continue to monitor your oral health, your bite, and teeth alignment during your biannual dental exams at ACE Dental of Bellmead.
The cost of Invisalign is often covered, in part, by most dental insurance plans. Our financial coordinators will contact your provider to confirm your coverage and determine your out-of-pocket costs. ACE Dental of Bellmead takes great pride in providing quality, affordable dental care and offers flexible payment plans for those who do not have dental insurance. We also proudly accept CareCredit. During your initial consultation, our team can talk about your estimated costs and ways to help make your treatment fit within your budget.
straighter teeth with invisalign
If you or a loved one is wanting straighter, healthier teeth without the drawbacks of metal orthodontics, schedule a consultation with our caring team to learn more about Invisalign. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and go over all the benefits of this modern orthodontic system. Call ACE Dental of Bellmead in Bellmead, TX to schedule a private consultation today.
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