Straighter teeth are healthier teeth. Orthodontics not only improve the appearance of your smile; they make it easier to take care of. At Plano Dental Excellence in Plano, Texas, experienced dentist Wayne Ku, DDS, offers Invisalign®, a nearly invisible alternative to traditional metal braces that corrects gaps, overbites, and crowding, and more. To schedule an Invisalign consultation, call or use the online booking tool.
Plano Dental Excellence offers Invisalign, an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays, or “aligners,” to move your teeth into place. Invisalign effectively treats the same alignment issues as traditional metal braces. However, Invisalign causes far less discomfort than braces, and the aligners are hardly noticeable.
Dr. Ku may recommend Invisalign to you or your teen to fix:
With Invisalign, you enjoy not only a straighter, better-looking smile, but better dental health overall. Alignment issues are more than cosmetic — they can lead to tooth decay, chronic pain, and gum disease when left untreated. It’s easier to take care of straight teeth, including by brushing and flossing.
Before you start Invisalign, Dr. Ku performs an exam and assessment to determine if it’s right for you. Invisalign is a great option for most adults and older teens who want to fix their alignment issues, but you may also benefit from other restorative or cosmetic procedures.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing a series of aligners custom-made to fit your teeth. You wear each set for one to two weeks, for 20-22 hours a day. Gradually, the aligners straighten your teeth and shift them into the proper place.
Invisalign is far more comfortable and convenient than traditional metal braces. You take out the aligners to eat, drink, floss, and brush your teeth, the same way you would normally. Though you may have some pressure when you adjust to each new set of aligners, the discomfort is far milder than with standard braces, and Invisalign doesn’t cut or irritate the inside of your mouth.
You regularly follow up at Plano Dental Excellence during Invisalign treatment. Dr. Ku makes sure your treatment is on the right track, answers any questions and concerns, and gives you the next few sets of aligners.
Invisalign treatment time varies, but most fall between 6 months and two years depending on the complexity of the situation.
After you’re done with Invisalign, retainers are necessary to keep the teeth in their newly corrected positions.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, schedule an appointment at Plano Dental Excellence online or over the phone.