Invisalign®

Invisalign® in Dallas TX

Those who are looking for a teeth straightening treatment in Dallas may be reluctant to use the traditional method of metal braces. Though it is very effective in producing a straighter, more attractive smile, the method itself can be unattractive as well as uncomfortable. Fortunately, advances in dental technology have produced Invisalign®, a system of clear aligners that is more comfortable and more attractive, yet just as effective as metal braces. Each aligner is custom-fit and works similarly to metal brackets and wires – by exerting a small and constant pressure on the teeth to gradually change their position along the gumline. If you are interested in having your teeth straightened, talk to your dentist at White Rock Dental about Invisalign®.

Benefits of Invisalign®

  • Nearly invisible
  • More comfortable than metal braces
  • Removable
  • Easier to clean
  • Less damage and discomfort in the cheeks and gums
  • Treatment time can be shorter

Procedure

During an initial consultation, your dentist at White Rock Dental will examine the position of your teeth and discuss your goals. A treatment plan can then be created, mapping out the expected movement of the teeth and providing a preview of the projected results. Impressions will be taken of your teeth (using either a putty or digital technology) to create the custom aligners.

To complete the Invisalign® treatment, the aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. Aligners are usually changed out weekly, according to the treatment plan. Regular check-ups with your dentist will be required to allow them to monitor the progress of the treatment. The aligners can be taken out when brushing and flossing to more thoroughly clean the teeth. The aligners themselves will also require regular cleaning, which involves just a gentle brush and rinse. For adults, treatment time averages about 12 months. This time depends on the severity of the case, whether the orthodontic issue is overbite, underbite, crossbite, gapped teeth, or crooked teeth. A retainer is usually recommended at the end of treatment to maintain the new position of the teeth.

If you would like a straighter smile, contact White Rock Dental today to discuss how well the Invisalign® procedure would work for you in Dallas.