4300 N Josey Ln Suite 100 Carrollton, TX 75010

Invisalign Carrollton, TX

Are you looking for a comfortable alternative to metal braces? Invisalign uses clear aligners to shift teeth into a straighter position. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. Patients do not need to clean around brackets and wires or avoid hard or crunchy foods because they can remove their Invisalign aligners. Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment that can straighten teeth to create a more balanced smile for patients in Carrollton, TX.

Invisalign in Carrollton, TX

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

If you are interested in orthodontic care but do not want braces, try Invisalign. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers many benefits:

Discreet Treatment

Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires with colorful elastics. While braces are a great option for children, many teen and adult patients may feel embarrassed wearing them. Invisalign uses clear, discreet aligners that are less noticeable than braces.

Comfort

Fixed metal braces can cause pain when your orthodontist tightens your brackets and adds new wires. If you break a braces wire, it can poke and irritate your gums and other soft tissues. Invisalign aligners are smooth plastic aligners custom-made to your teeth. The aligners do not need tightening and do not use sharp materials.

Removable Aligners

You can remove Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush, and loss. Because you don’t have wires or brackets in the way, you can clean your teeth and gums thoroughly. In addition, food will not get stuck in your appliance because you will clean your teeth before you place the aligners back on.

Foods can easily get stuck in braces wires and brackets. Patients with metal braces must also avoid popcorn, nuts, and hard candy. On the other hand, Invisalign patients can enjoy the foods they love because they can remove their aligners.

Quicker Treatment Times

We recommend Invisalign for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Because of this, treatment can take less time. While treatment times depend on your smile, many patients can complete Invisalign treatment in 12 or more months.

Treatment with braces can often take years. Oftentimes, patients who wear braces have complex orthodontic needs that take longer to treat. 

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

You may be a candidate for Invisalign if you have these problems:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite 
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

We will take digital X-rays and use digital imaging to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Invisalign is best for patients who have all their permanent teeth. If you have moderate to severe orthodontic problems, we will not recommend Invisalign. In that case, we will recommend traditional braces.

Invisalign Treatment in Carrollton, TX

Before Invisalign treatment, we take dental impressions or scans of the teeth. Using these digital scans, we can create a three-dimensional model of the smile. Then, we send the impressions to a dental lab, where technicians create a series of custom clear aligners.

We will fit the first pair of aligners in our office over your teeth. You will switch out each pair every two weeks to gently move the teeth into a straighter position. We will also provide you with a case for your aligners to keep them in when they are not on your teeth.

You may wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily. Only remove your aligners to eat or drink. Wearing the aligners for this amount of time will keep you on track for completing treatment promptly. If you don’t wear your aligners for hours or days, it will take longer to complete treatment on time. 

How to Care For Invisalign 

You must remove your aligners when eating because eating or drinking anything other than water can stain or damage them. However, the removable aligners allow you to brush and floss normally and thoroughly, minimizing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease during treatment. 

Do not wrap your aligners in a napkin or paper towel because you can accidentally throw them away. Instead, keep your aligners in their case. While we can make replacement aligners, this will make Invisalign treatment take longer.

Rinse your Invisalign aligners after you take them out, and brush and floss your teeth before you place your aligners back on your teeth. You can clean your Invisalign aligners daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mild liquid soap. Invisalign Crystals also offer a dissolvable soak for a deeper clean. Do not use hot water to clean your Invisalign aligners because this can warp the plastic.

How To Maintain Straight Teeth

Once you complete the Invisalign treatment in our Carrollton, TX office, we will provide you with a retainer. Wearing a retainer for a specified amount of time daily (often while sleeping) will maintain your new smile and prevent the teeth from shifting out of place.

Orthodontic relapse occurs if you do not consistently wear your retainer. Over time, your teeth can shift out of position and become crooked. If you have this problem, you may need further Invisalign treatment to straighten your teeth again. 

We recommend wearing retainers at night to keep your teeth straight. You can care for your retainers like your Invisalign alingers. Remove your retainers to eat and drink, and use a retainer or mouthguard soak for a deep clean. 

Many patients ask if they have to wear their retainers forever. As long as you want to keep your teeth straight, you will wear your retainer. If you lose or damage your retainer, contact us as soon as possible so we can create a replacement. 

We will also ask that you continue to visit our office twice a year. In addition to dental cleanings and exams, we will ensure your teeth stay straight and healthy.

Straighten Your Smile Today

Do you want to try an alternative to braces? Straighten crooked teeth with Invisalign. Call Hebron Family Dental for Invisalign treatment in Carrollton, TX, today at 972-236-5871. You can also schedule a dental appointment on our website.

Our dental office serves patients from Coppell, Double Oak, Addison, Farmers Branch, The Colony, and Highland Village. We also serve Lewisville, Copper Canyon, Bartonville, and Lantana.