What Is Invisalign?
Even, aligned teeth are not only desirable but also typically indicate a healthy mouth. Dental and orthodontic problems, such as an uneven bite, crooked teeth, and overcrowding, can contribute to further dental issues, which could be much more expensive and more difficult to fix. At ACE Dental of Belton, we use innovative Invisalign clear removable aligners to correct orthodontic concerns for our patients. Frequently considered a more comfortable and discreet alternative to metal braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed when necessary for eating and cleaning. To learn more about how you can obtain a straighter, more attractive smile with Invisalign, contact our Belton, TX office and schedule a consultation with our team of dental professionals.
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Am I A Candidate for Invisalign?
A number of factors can contribute to the overall alignment of your smile, including genetics, thumb sucking, missing teeth, and jaw injuries. Tooth misalignment can lead to:
- Uneven enamel wear
- Difficulty speaking and chewing
- Jaw pain and dysfunction
- Low self-esteem
Invisalign can work for both adults and teens who want a more even smile without the challenges typically associated with traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners are often great for people who play sports or musical instruments. At our Belton, TX practice, our team of skilled dentists typically suggests Invisalign for the following dental concerns:
- Gaps between teeth
- Overcrowded or crooked teeth
- Overbite or crossbite
- Underbite or open bite
- Narrow dental arches
How Does Invisalign Work?
In order to start the Invisalign process, our team of dental professionals will take digital iTero impressions of your teeth. Next, the Invisalign lab will use these to create your custom orthodontic aligners. Once your clear aligners arrive, you'll need to return to our facility in order to try on your initial set of aligners and to go over your treatment instructions. The Invisalign system uses a series of personalized aligners formulated from a sturdy clear material to gradually straighten teeth over time. A pair of clear aligners will need to remain in your mouth for at least 20 hours per day. They should only be taken out to brush, floss, eat, and drink. After properly wearing a set of aligners for 1 – 2 weeks, those trays are then replaced with the next set in the series in order to slowly guide your teeth into the optimal position.
After Your Orthodontic Treatment
You'll need to come in for follow-up appointments approximately every other month so that our team can monitor your progress. Although the length of treatment varies from patient to patient, Invisalign treatment typically takes six months to two years. After your teeth have been properly aligned, it's essential to keep them in their new position by wearing custom-made retainers. Created by Invisalign, [email protected] retainers are made from a new iTero impression taken at the end of your treatment process and created from the same material as your clear aligners. As soon as they're ready, we will go over how to wear and care for your retainers. We'll also continue to monitor your results at your biannual dental exams and cleanings at ACE Dental of Belton.
Insurance Coverage for Orthodontics
Many patients discover that their dental insurance covers some of the cost of their Invisalign treatment. After your initial consultation at ACE Dental of Belton, our team can confirm your coverage and calculate out-of-pocket costs prior to starting your treatment. We also accept many payment methods and flexible financing options as a way to help your family enjoy the health and aesthetic advantages provided by the Invisalign teeth straightening process.
Learn More About the Advantages of Invisalign
Improvements in orthodontics have led to more comfortable options for achieving a straighter, more even smile. Invisalign clear aligners from our certified Belton, TX dentists are a great alternative to traditional metal braces and work to guide the teeth into proper alignment over time. Contact ACE Dental of Belton to learn more about the Invisalign process and to schedule your initial consultation.