Invisalign® offers invisible teeth straightening, without painful metal on your teeth. At Natural Smile Dentistry in Plano, Texas, Invisalign dentist Priya Mainker, DMD, and the team of friendly professionals offer customized Invisalign teeth straightening plans that take only about 12 months on average. Learn more about invisible braces by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling button now.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with custom clear plastic aligners. SmartTrack™, a medical grade thermoplastic material, creates extremely strong but also very flexible aligners that gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions.
Because the aligners are virtually invisible, you can confidently straighten your teeth without unsightly metal brackets or wires.
The Natural Smile Dentistry team uses a specialized intraoral imaging system to produce a 3D digital model of your mouth. Then, they use advanced computer software to plan your teeth straightening. The team sends this detailed information to the Invisalign lab, where they create a series of aligners for you.
In some cases, you may need SmartForce® attachments on your teeth as part of your Invisalign treatment. Attachments are small, tooth-colored bumps, made of the same material as composite fillings, that help secure the aligners.
Alternatively, you could need power ridges, aligner indentions that increase the force on particularly stubborn teeth to help them move into place.
Most people get 20-30 sets of aligners. During treatment, you wear each set of aligners 22 hours a day, for two weeks. Then, you move onto the next pair of aligners and continue the process until you're finished.
Treatment time can vary by patient, with the degree of misalignment playing a major role. On average, most Natural Smile Dentistry patients wear Invisalign for about 12 months. This is, in many cases, shorter than the time needed to straighten your teeth with metal braces.
You also spend less time at the dentist with Invisalign. You only need quick checkups every 4-6 weeks to make sure that Invisalign is working properly — no painful tightening treatments needed!
Remove your aligners and rinse them with lukewarm water, brushing them gently with a soft bristle toothbrush. The best time to clean your aligners is usually the end of the day, when you're brushing and flossing before bed.
If you’re interested in teeth straightening but braces aren’t for you, book a consultation at Natural Smile Dentistry to find out how Invisalign can help. Click the online booking tool or call to speak to a member of the friendly team now.