If you are interested in Invisalign® aligners, then contact us at South Austin Dental. If you’ve ever allowed your teeth to keep you from smiling, you might have considered braces. However, those can be uncomfortable, and some people still don’t like the idea of having a wired smile. If that’s the case for you, Invisalign might just be your solution.
Invisalign® is a custom-made aligner that is used in orthodontic treatments to move and correctly align your teeth to create a beautiful smile. It’s very similar to a dental retainer, and it is computer generated based on a mold of your teeth so fits just right.
You will still have to wear them all day, but they are easily removable, so you can take them off to eat or brush your teeth. They also need to be replaced every two weeks to adjust to your teeth’s movement, until they reach their final position.
Visit us, and we can fit you with Invisalign aligners that will help give you a beautiful smile you desire.
What Makes Them Different from Traditional Braces?
Invisalign® is the most convenient methods to straighten your teeth since you won’t have to make any major lifestyle changes to incorporate them into your life. As we mentioned earlier, you can take them off to brush your teeth, eat, drink or floss, which can be a hassle when you’re wearing traditional braces.
Additionally, braces have sharp edges which can easily cut or scrape the inside of your mouth. Since the aligners are made of plastic, they won’t damage your cheeks or gums. Esthetically, the aligners are transparent and nearly invisible which means you won’t have to sacrifice your natural smile while you work on improving it and correcting the position of your teeth.
Are there any Limitations to Invisalign?
Not all problems can be corrected with clear aligners, so not all patients qualify for Invisalign. Currently, it can’t fix a badly aligned bite, for example, since aligners aren’t always effective in aligning tooth roots located in the back of your mouth. This is especially true if there are gaps.
Traditional aligners are still recommended if molars with deep roots need to be moved, while Invisalign aligners can help when the teeth have to be “tilted” into place.
On top of that, the main problem of plastic aligners is their biggest benefit. Since they are so easily removable, they tend to be taken off often which can result in them being misplaced, delaying the alignment process.
To properly determine if you qualify for Invisalign and if it’s the best choice for you, visit us so we can properly examine your particular situation and give you our professional assessment. However, to give you a general idea, plastic aligners are most commonly used in situations of gapped teeth, crowded teeth and mild bite problems such as crossbite, underbite, overbite and open bite.
If you have any questions, reach out to South Austin Dental at (512) 441-8922, and we will be happy to answer them for you.