Invisalign has become a massively popular orthodontic option for teens and adults throughout American who want to have their teeth straightened. It works by using a similar principle to traditional braces, but it accomplishes the same results without unsightly or uncomfortable wires and brackets. Instead, Invisalign in Spring, TX uses a set of trays that are made from transparent plastic. Using the latest computer imaging technology, your dentist, Dr. Clifton Baldwin, will create a series of custom-made aligners that will gradually move your teeth over time. You can have the smile that you have always wanted with a virtually undetectable solution.
After performing an initial consultation to ensure that you are a candidate, Dr. Baldwin will take digital impressions of your mouth. This allows him to map the movement of your teeth, which is then transferred to a series of custom-made aligners.
You wear each aligner in the series for 1 to 2 weeks for at least 22 hours per day. As you progress throughout each one, your teeth are gradually moved into their ideal positions. In about 1 year, you will have finished the series, leaving you with a straight, healthy smile.
Traditional braces attach wires and brackets to your teeth to gradually pull them into position. While they are effective, they are highly noticeable and uncomfortable. To resolve the issue, they can be attached to the back surfaces of your teeth or tooth-colored brackets and wires can be used. Although this makes them less noticeable, there are still restrictions and a lengthy treatment time.
Invisalign resolves the common disadvantages of traditional options. With the clear aligners, your treatment will be virtually undetectable. You will enjoy:
Now, Invisalign can be used to correct more bite and alignment issues than ever before. It can be used to close gaps, move rotated or tilted teeth, and correct certain bite issues. When used on the ideal candidate, Invisalign provides the same high-quality benefits and results as traditional braces. While it is effective, there are certain limitations to its use. Dr. Baldwin will determine if they are the right solution for you.
If you want a straight smile, you do not have to use metal braces. Now, there is a better way. You can enjoy a nearly invisible solution with Dream Smile Team. Contact us today to see if Invisalign is right for you.
If you've spent any time researching Invisalign, you already know about the many advantages it offers over traditional braces, not least of which is fantastic results! But deciding to straighten your teeth with orthodontics is still a big decision, and it's natural to have a few questions about the process. Keep reading below for answers to some common Invisalign FAQs and feel free to contact us anytime if there's anything else you'd like to know!
When you begin your Invisalign treatment, we'll go over detailed instructions for wearing and maintaining your trays, including tips to minimize the chance of losing them. We'll also advise keeping each set of aligner trays just in case you need them. In the event that you lose a set, you'll have a temporary pair of "retainers" that will keep your teeth in place while the Invisalign lab makes duplicate trays (which usually takes 2-3 weeks).
If you've lost your trays, call us right away and start wearing your previous aligners immediately. Your final results may be a bit delayed, but your teeth won't move much either.
For people who already had traditional braces but have experienced movement from not wearing their retainers, Invisalign is often the perfect choice. Typically, the braces did the "heavy lifting" of correcting your bite and you only need relatively minor movements to get your smile back on track. In fact, many patients in this situation can complete Invisalign treatment in just 6-12 months.
Absolutely! Since Invisalign was first developed around 20 years ago, more than 6 million adults and teens have used it to achieve an aligned bite and a straight, even smile. And with a 96% satisfaction rating among patients, you can bet that you'll get beautiful results. In addition, Dr. Baldwin has decades of experience and specialized training that allows him to provide outstanding Invisalign treatment from start to finish.
In some cases, yes. However, every plan is different, so you'll want to start by seeing if you have orthodontic coverage (or give us a call and we'll be happy to check for you). With that said, plans that offer coverage for orthodontics typically cover traditional braces and Invisalign at the same rate.
Also, keep in mind that we accept CareCredit as well. This third-party financing option allows you to make monthly payments with little or no interest.
Yes. Regardless of what type of orthodontic treatment you get, retainers are crucial for keeping your teeth in place. But one advantage of Invisalign is that your retainers will look and feel a lot like the clear aligner trays you're already used to. In the beginning, you'll need to wear your retainers at least 20-22 hours per day, but eventually you’ll only have to wear them at night.