Have you thought about straightening your teeth, but maybe you’re not thrilled with the idea of wearing traditional metal braces for a year or two?
Well, don’t worry! You are not alone.
Fortunately, there are recent advances in dental and orthodontic technologies that make it possible to align your teeth discreetly and without anyone noticing.
Invisalign can align your teeth perfectly without requiring anything metal (or obvious).
What does this mean for you?
Straighter teeth without ever having to wear metal braces.
To enroll for an Invisalign eligibility consultation, request a free, no-obligation Invisalign appointment online now.
Why Do Our Patients Love Invisalign?
Besides being highly effective at straightening crooked teeth, many of our patients love Invisalign aligners because while in public, most people will never even know you have aligners on. On top of that, Invisalign treatment is typically very effective.
While Invisalign is a nice alternative to traditional braces, it is not the right teeth straightening method for everyone.
For the best results, you need to find out if you’re eligible for Invisalign treatment and if your orthodontist recommends it for you.
In This Helpful Article, You Will Learn…
- What Invisalign Is
- How Invisalign Works?
- Invisalign Top Asked Questions
- What To Expect From Your Invisalign Treatment
- How To Find Out If YOU Are Eligible For Invisalign
And much, much more.
Are you ready to get started?
First, let’s explore what invisible aligners are and why Invisalign is the best option out there by far.
What Is Invisalign?
A clear aligner therapy system like Invisalign uses thin, transparent trays that fit perfectly on your teeth. Over time, they work their “magic” to straighten your teeth back into alignment. Periodically, you will see Dr. Ryan, and he will give you a series of aligners at each visit. You will switch them out every 7-10 days and there is a small amount of tooth movement built into each aligner.
Invisible Aligners Help You…
- Achieve the best smile possible.
- Reduce crowding in your mouth.
- Prevent cavities and tooth decay.
- Improve your overall oral health.
- Fix your bite to avoid unnecessary tooth damage, periodontal (or gum) issues, and potential jaw problems.
As you may know, Invisalign is the most proven brand of invisible aligners on the market right now. They have been around for over 20 years.
Thinking about a brand other than Invisalign?
Beware of knock offs advertised on TV or over the Internet. These products lack the supervision of a professional doctor and unpredictable results will occur. You are better off under the care of a trained orthodontist because only these doctors can truly tell whether your treatment is working or not.
Check out our orthodontic testimonials.
Does Invisalign Really Work?
In short, Yes! Invisalign is proven to improve your smile and bite, and many of our patients report incredible results.
However, it does depend on your specific situation.
We know your smile is important to you, so it’s important to understand the effectiveness of this noninvasive method.
If you are eligible for Invisalign and your orthodontist approves this line of treatment for you, then Invisalign can be just as effective as braces, if not more effective in some cases.
If you are a candidate for Invisalign, you can expect to see straighter teeth as long as you make the commitment to wear your clear aligners properly.
To see results with Invisalign, you’ll need to…
- Wear your fitted Invisalign aligners for the right amount of time (20-22 hours/day).
- Switch your aligners regularly (usually every 7-10 days–Dr. Ryan will let you know).
- Clean and care for your aligners.
Do you want to know more about how you can ensure the best results from your Invisalign treatment?
How It Works & Your Responsibility As An Invisalign Patient
Detailed Tips for Invisalign Wearers
- Clean your Invisalign aligners regularly (every time you remove them and before you put them back in).
- Wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours per day.
- Take your aligners out when you eat or drink anything other than water.
- Switch your Invisalign aligners every 7-10 days or as recommended by your doctor.
- See your orthodontist periodically to make sure your Invisalign treatment is working (every 8-12 weeks).
Now that you know your responsibilities as an Invisalign patient, let’s address some frequently asked questions about Invisalign treatment.
Are you ready for the answers? Keep reading!
What To Expect: Your Top Invisalign Questions Answered!
Q: How long does Invisalign treatment take?
A: Invisalign treatment typically takes around the same amount of time as braces treatment. Depending on your teeth, you might wear your clear aligners anywhere from 12 to 18 months.
Q: What can I expect during my first Invisalign appointments?
A: At your initial Invisalign consultation, you Dr. Pendleton will assess your smile and determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign. From there, our office will scan your teeth so they can digitally print your unique aligners.
Q: Is Invisalign painful?
A: Just like wearing braces, your mouth needs to get used to your Invisalign aligners. At first, you might experience some discomfort, but that’s normal. Over time, your teeth will adjust and the discomfort will fade.
Have more questions about Invisalign eligibility? Give our office a call now at (512) 355-7727.
Am I Eligible For Invisalign? Limitations, Eligibility and More
As you now know, Invisalign works well for many patients. But, as we mentioned before, it’s not for everyone.
Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is right for you?
Who Is Not Eligible For Invisalign?
Serious pre-existing dental conditions may limit your eligibility for Invisalign.
You may not be a good candidate for Invisalign right now if you…
- Have had or will need a tooth extraction
- Have severe gum disease or tooth decay.
To discover whether you’re eligible for Invisalign, schedule a free Invisalign consultation visit with our office today.
Your Invisalign Eligibility
Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, you might be a great candidate for clear aligner therapy.
To determine your Invisalign eligibility, it’s best for you to schedule an orthodontist assessment.
The good news is your first visit is free!
During your free consultation, Dr. Pendleton will determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan.
Are you ready to take your next step toward an even straighter smile?
Committing to Invisalign: How Can We Help?
Do you still have questions about Invisalign, or are you ready to start your treatment?
Get started now by scheduling a complimentary visit with Dr. Pendleton.
During your Invisalign consultation, Dr. Pendleton will conduct a smile assessment and determine whether Invisalign is right for you.
We will also answer any questions you may have about this proven braces-free, teeth straightening treatment.
Click here or call our Leander orthodontist office now at (512) 355-7727 to schedule your complimentary Invisalign eligibility appointment today!