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What to Expect with Invisalign Clear Aligners

September 24, 2022
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Posted By: Needville Family Dentistry
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One of the most significant advances in modern dentistry is the advent of clear aligners for straightening smiles. This treatment option is an alternative to the traditional metal and wire braces that many people, especially teens and young adults in Needville and Rosenberg, find ugly and uncomfortable.

At Needville Family Dentistry, we realize that a crooked smile may be unattractive, but you should know that it's also unhealthy. Misaligned teeth can become a problem in numerous ways. First, they resist you at home, creating areas where plaque and tartar may build up because your toothbrush can't reach them. Cavities developing in these areas are challenging to address, potentially leading to advanced tooth decay and even tooth loss.

In short, a straighter smile is easier to manage, and one of the best ways to achieve that smile is through Invisalign® clear aligners.

Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign®?

Invisalign works by gently moving your teeth through a series of plastic aligner trays designed just for you. Each aligner shifts your teeth through one phase, and when you've completed your series, your new smile will emerge.

This system is most appropriate for adults and teens over the age of 15 whose alignment challenges are not too severe. Dr. Kunkel will determine this through an evaluation that includes high-resolution imagery of your mouth and teeth. We use this information to plan your treatment. If you decide to proceed, then we take digital impressions that an outside lab uses to precision manufacture your aligners just for you.

How Long Do You Wear Invisalign Aligners?

The time length for your Invisalign process will vary depending on your unique smile. But because we plan your treatment with such accuracy, we can project how long you will wear your aligners based on the number of trays in the series. You wear each tray for approximately two weeks before moving to the next one.

We also will check on your progress every two to four weeks to ensure you're on the right track.

Invisalign Clear Aligners in Needville, TX

If you've always wanted straighter teeth but dislike the idea of metal braces, Invisalign may be right for you. Our team of dental professionals is ready to advise you on your best course of action. To learn more, don't hesitate to call our dental office to schedule an evaluation and start on the path to a new and healthy smile.

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