If you are thinking of fixing crooked or crowded teeth, it's likely that you want to improve the appearance of your smile. But misaligned teeth are more than just a cosmetic problem.

Many adults avoid treatment because they can’t face years of orthodontic treatment. That is when the doctors at Town Dental Group would recommend treatment with Invisalign clear aligners that straighten crooked teeth without the need for metal braces.

The Problem with Crooked Teeth

You deserve a more attractive smile, of course, but if you have tooth alignment problems, you may also deal with some discomfort when you chew, and it may be difficult to brush and floss your teeth properly. If not treated, misaligned teeth gradually get worse, and you may have to deal with problems with your dental bite and jaw alignment.

Reasons to Choose Invisalign

Invisalign is a short-term adult orthodontic solution that uses clear plastic aligners to gently move your teeth back into the desired position. If you have avoided orthodontic treatment in the past, we think you’ll enjoy the comfort and ease of wearing Invisalign clear braces.

Invisalign clear braces are recommended for patients who have mild to moderate alignment issues. Some of the advantages of Invisalign compared to traditional bracket and wire braces are:

  • Treatment times are shorter in most cases, usually about 12 to 15 months for adults
  • The clear aligners are made of smooth plastic with no metal or wires that poke into your cheek or irritate sensitive tissues in your mouth
  • Since the aligners are crystal-clear and customized to fit perfectly over your teeth, most people won’t notice that you’re wearing them
  • Invisalign trays are removable, making it easy to continue to eat your favorite foods and brush and flossing thoroughly.

How Invisalign Straightens Teeth

First, our doctors take photos, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth that are used to create a 3-D model on our Invisalign software. Our doctors use the model to map out your customized treatment plan that we tailor for your specific needs. Before we begin treatment, you can see a virtual representation of the position of your teeth after treatment, so you know exactly what to expect.

We send all your information to an Invisalign lab where a set of clear aligners are created specifically for you. During treatment, you will wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day and remove them when you eat, brush, and floss. Every two weeks, you will switch to the next set of aligners until you finish treatment. During the process, you will notice progress every time you change to the next set of aligners.

Your Satisfaction Is Important to Us

Invisalign requires an investment of time and money on your part, and we want you to be delighted with the results. You probably have many questions about Invisalign treatment, and our doctors will spend all the time you need to ensure you have the information you need to decide if it’s the right choice for you.

Many insurance plans cover at least a portion of Invisalign treatment, and we will be happy to give you a pre-treatment estimate, so you know what your out-of-pocket costs will be. If you don’t have insurance, we offer convenient financing options like CareCredit, so you don’t have to worry about covering the cost.

If you would like to know more about Invisalign treatment at our Mesquite dental office, please call us at (972) 270-2911 to arrange a convenient consultation.