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Greetings Plano! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of 1st In Smiles. The new year is on the horizon, and the rest of the winter holidays have arrived. Have you made plans yet, or finished your shopping? There are sure to be friends and family members snapping photos to capture these holiday memories.

How do you feel when someone takes out a camera? Are you a bit embarrassed because you you have crooked teeth? If so, you are not alone. Recent university studies have concluded that as much as a quarter of American adults could benefit from orthodontic treatment. But many of these same adults avoid orthodontic treatment because they can’t imagine spending two years or more in metal brackets or wires.

At 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX, your Invisalign dentist has a wonderful solution: orthodontic treatment without metal braces or wires. Invisalign is a system of clear orthodontic aligners which can solve many of the same issues as adult braces.

Recently, several patients have called our comfortable and modern office to learn more about Invisalign in Plano, TX. So in today’s post, we want to address some common questions about Invisalign. If you’re interested in learning about learning more about painless orthodontic treatment, read on!

What Is Invisalign?

Many patients have a common first question for us; what is Invisalign? Invisalign is best described as the next generation of braces. But unlike traditional braces, Invisalign doesn’t use metal brackets or wires. Instead, Invisalign utilizes comfortable aligners to gently reposition your teeth so they’re straighter and more attractive.

How Does Invisalign Work?

At 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX, your Invisalign dentist will begin by evaluating your smile for orthodontic treatment. If you’re a candidate for Invisalign, your Invisalign dentist will create a 3D model of your teeth. Using the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, we plan out every step of your treatment. We can show you a preview of how your smile will appear after Invisalign treatment, and determine how long you will need to undergo Invisalign treatment.

You will then receive Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are produced out of clear and comfortable plastic; Invisalign aligners are so discreet that no one will notice that you;’e wearing them! You then wear your aligner for 22 hours a day; the aligner gently realigns your teeth in an incremental approach. After two weeks, you move onto the next aligner.

Is Invisalign Effective?

Invisalign can be effective at treating many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional metal braces, without the hassle and discomfort of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign can straighten crooked teeth, close gaps between your teeth, realign crowded teeth, and more. Invisalign is a great choke for working adults because its comfort and convenience is superior to that of traditional metal braces.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Treatment time for every Invisalign patient is different. Your Invisalign dentist will use the Invisalign Outcome Simulator to show you how long treatment with Invisalign will take. For most patients, Invisalign is about twice as fast as traditional braces. At 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX, most of our patients see the results they desire after about a year of treatment.

Invisalign treatment can also save you a lot of time in other aspects of your life. Invisalign orthodontics require far fewer appointments than traditional braces, and absolutely no painful adjustments. You receive a few aligners at a time, then come into our office about every six weeks for a check-up.

Invisalign also makes it easier (and faster) to eat the foods you love. Traditional braces can limit your diet because certain foods have to be avoided to prevent you from damaging your braces. That means certain candies, meats, and even crusty breads can be off the menu. Invisalign aligners are removable, you just take them out and then eat your favorite foods.

Make an Appointment

Are you tired of having a crooked smile? Then do something about it! Invisalign takes away all your excuses for avoiding adult braces. Invisalign is an excellent choice for working adults and busy parents. Schedule a consultation with your Invisalign dentist at 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX. Call our office at 972-380-8105.