Invisalign and Clear Aligners in Anna, TX
Straighter Teeth Make More Beautiful Smiles in Anna, TX
If you are interested in straighter teeth, but the idea of traditional, bulky metal braces isn’t appealing, Clear aligners such as Invisalign or ClearCorrect may be exactly what you need. At Branches Dental, we offer Invisalign and ClearCorrect to improve your smile and give you an evenly spaced, gapless grin! Branches Dental has years of experience with these clear, plastic removable aligners. Clear aligners offer fast, subtle treatment and provide fantastic results.
What Are Clear Aligners, And How Does It Work?
Invisalign is an alternative to braces, and instead of using wires and brackets, Invisalign uses specialized, thin clear plastic aligners. These aligners slowly shift your teeth into the proper position, and each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks. The aligners themselves are almost completely invisible and do not affect speech, so this treatment is ideal for teens and adults, or anyone who does not like the idea of unsightly, bulky braces.
Am I A Good Candidate For Clear Aligners?
Invisalign, ClearCorrect and other clear aligners can correct most minor-to-moderate orthodontic issues. However, for some orthodontic problems, like an extreme overbite or underbite, rotated teeth, or extremely large gaps, clear aligners may not be appropriate. At your consultation with Branches Dental, he will discuss whether or not you are eligible for one of our clear aligner options, or if traditional braces may be required for your particular orthodontic needs.
What Is The Process Of Clear Aligner Treatment Like?
After you’re approved for one of our clear aligners, your aligners will be crafted based on dental impressions and photos taken by one of our doctors. It usually takes about 4 weeks for your first sets of aligners to be created and sent back to our office.
Once we receive your first sets of aligners, you’ll wear each set for about 2 weeks, for at least 20-22 hours per day. After 2 weeks, you’ll switch to the next aligner. About every 6 weeks, during brief check-ups at Branches Dental we will make sure that your treatment is progressing correctly, and we will give you your next set of aligners.
The process typically requires about 20-24 sets of aligners, making the treatment time about a year, though this may vary for some patients.
What Are The Benefits Of Clear Aligners?
Here are just a few of the biggest benefits of Invisalign treatment for orthodontic issues:
- Completely invisible when worn – Your aligners are clear and thin, and will not affect your speech once you get used to them. They can be worn anywhere, and nobody will have to know that you’re in the middle of orthodontic treatment if you don’t want them to!
- Convenient and removable – Clear aligners can (and should) be removed to eat and drink, so there are no dietary restrictions. With clear aligners, it is also easier to brush and floss than with traditional braces because you can simply remove your aligners before doing so.
- No uncomfortable, time-consuming adjustments – Braces must be adjusted about every 4 weeks. Adjustments usually take at least an hour, and your teeth will typically be quite tender and sore afterward. This adds up to a lot of time in the dentist’s chair.
With clear aligners, you will only need a brief exam every 6 weeks. Since your aligners are built to exert gentle, even pressure on your teeth, your teeth will not feel as sensitive or sore.
Come To Branches Dental For An Orthodontic Consultation Today!
At Branches Dental, our doctors have years of experience with clear aligners such as Invisalign and ClearCorrect in Anna, TX and surrounding communities. If you come in for a consultation, he can help determine if clear aligners are right for you, and begin the process of treatment. Your dream smile begins with a phone call. Contact us now for an appointment at (972) 924-0330, or come by our office at 2100 West White St., Ste 100, Anna, TX 75409.