Many of us are familiar with the hassles associated with traditional metal braces. Patients with traditional braces have to deal with poking wires, broken brackets, applying wax, special maintenance, and an altered appearance during their treatment.
For these reasons alone, committing to traditional braces can be overwhelming, even for those who want straighter teeth and more confidence in their smile. For years, these side effects were unavoidable if you wanted to straighten your teeth. Luckily, today, there’s an alternative!
Dr. Kevin Alexander can provide an equally successful and much more comfortable way to straighten teeth: Invisalign® clear braces. Not only are these braces transparent and very difficult to see, but they’re smooth and easy to wear. With Invisalign clear braces, you’ll get straight teeth without having to worry about painful wires or eye-catching metal.
Smooth Clear Aligners Mean Increased Comfort and Confidence
Anyone who’s worn traditional braces knows the pain of suddenly feeling a broken wire poking their cheek. We want to help you avoid that!
Even the best traditional braces can be uncomfortable—particularly when those metal brackets or wires begin jabbing into your gums, tongue, or cheeks. Invisalign® clear braces are completely smooth and much more comfortable than metal brackets and wires.
These Invisalign braces are clear aligners that fit seamlessly over your teeth, so you won’t have to worry about any uncomfortable rubbing or poking during your treatment. There is no need to trim down wires or apply wax.
Clear braces are sleek and simple. These aligners will not rub against your mouth or gums, which means you can get your smile straightened in comfort.
Clear Braces Will Boost Your Confidence During and After Your Invisalign Treatment
It’s much easier to feel confident and self-assured when you like what you see in the mirror. With Invisalign aligners, that feeling is easier to achieve than ever! Invisalign clear braces will leave you with a straighter smile, but you won’t have to wait until your Invisalign treatment is over before you’re looking and feeling great.
Metal braces tend to negatively affect the wearer’s overall appearance before they change a smile for the better. With Invisalign invisible braces, no one will even notice that you are wearing braces!
You can take pictures without worrying about metal braces catching the light or drawing attention. Smile confidently because you’ll know your braces aren’t what’s catching people’s attention—just your beautiful smile!
Invisalign® clear braces are virtually undetectable and will not affect your appearance. We believe that your smile should never have to look worse while you are trying to make it look better.
Dental Maintenance and Care Is Easy With Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign® braces are easily removable, so you don’t need to adjust your oral hygiene habits the way you do with traditional braces.
With Invisalign® clear braces, you can simply remove your braces for your nightly routine—just replace them when you’re done. Once you’ve removed your Invisalign aligners, you can brush and floss as normal! Metal braces often require special floss and careful brushing to maneuver the brackets, which can be difficult work and may lead to plaque buildup.
You also won’t need to limit the foods you eat, because with the easily removable Invisalign aligners you’ll never have to worry about sticky foods getting stuck in brackets or wires.
Keeping your teeth clean and healthy during the Invisalign straightening process is just as easy as it is to keep your teeth clean normally.
Straighten Your Teeth Quickly With Invisalign Aligners
Because Invisalign® clear braces are periodically refitted to work with your new teeth, it can be one of the fastest ways to straighten teeth. Dr. Alexander will provide you with a new set of clear aligners every couple weeks as your teeth become straighter and straighter.
As convenient as Invisalign clear braces are, we know that you’re excited to finish the process and see your new smile. This is why we streamline the Invisalign aligner process so you can have a straighter smile in less time.
Treatment times vary, but you can count on your Invisalign braces to give you the same great results that you’d get from traditional braces, often in a shorter time frame!
How Can I Get Invisalign Clear Braces?
If you’re interested in the benefits of Invisalign braces but aren’t sure where to begin, the first step is to speak with Dr. Alexander here at our office.
Step 1: Consultation With your Dentist
After looking at your teeth and making a plan with you for your future smile, he will be able to tell you whether or not you’re a good candidate for Invisalign aligners.
The design of Invisalign aligners doesn’t work on all teeth problems. So if the Invisalign treatment process won’t work for your teeth, your dentist will help you explore other options that will still give you the smile you want.
But if the two of you agree that Invisalign straighteners are the best option for you, the next step in the Invisalign straightening process can begin!
Step 2: Tooth Impressions and Aligner Preparation
Next you’ll go through the scanning process. Your dentist will take precise impressions of your teeth so that all your Invisalign aligning trays will fit just the way they need to.
This process doesn’t take long, but it is a critical part of making sure your Invisalign aligners work for you and you specifically. Having this crucial first step done by a professional dentist is what sets the Invisalign treatment process apart from cheaper, and often less accurate, mail-order aligners.
Your dentist will let you know once your Invisalign trays are officially ready, and you will stop by the dentist’s office to pick them up.
Step 3: Receiving Your Aligners and Starting the Straightening
When you pick up your aligners, Dr. Alexander will check to make sure the first set of aligners fits properly. Then you’ll go home to continue your treatment on your own for the next few weeks.
You’ll start with an initial Invisalign tray, and after wearing it for the right amount of time agreed on by your dentist, you’ll gradually transition to other trays. With each new Invisalign tray, your teeth are shifting into position for your new, beautiful smile.
It’s important to wear your Invisalign aligners as much as possible in order to get your results on schedule. Your dentist will be able to give you a specific time frame based on your individual needs, but you should expect to wear your aligners at least 20–22 hours each day. This means wear them morning and night, and essentially any time when you aren’t eating or cleaning or teeth.
When you follow these guidelines, it’s just a matter of time until you’ve got a dazzling straight smile!
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Clear Braces
Choosing how you’re going to straighten your smile can be a big commitment, which is why we’re here to answer any questions you might have!
Do Invisalign Aligners Hurt?
Your Invisalign clear braces should never be painful. While your aligners might feel tight, especially when you’re transitioning to a new aligner, you should expect your Invisalign braces to be relatively pain-free.
In fact, since Invisalign aligners don’t use sharp brackets or wires, these invisible braces tend to be significantly more comfortable than their traditional counterparts. If your Invisalign braces are any more uncomfortable than a tight aligner, talk to your dentist! They will be able to diagnose the issue and get you back on track to getting straight teeth in comfort.
How Much Do Invisalign Braces Cost?
The cost of Invisalign braces will depend on your individual treatment and your insurance plan, but overall you can expect the cost to be on-par with the cost of traditional braces.
If you’re worried about cost, let your dentist know! Many people who use Invisalign aligners do so with a customizable payment plan, which makes teeth straightening not only easy, but budget-friendly.
Together, you and your dentist can come up with payment plans that work for you. By making regular, customizable payments every month, you’ll be able to make Invisalign braces work for your wallet.
How Long Does It Take for Invisalign Aligners to Work?
Every smile is different—and so is every Invisalign treatment. Because of this, treatment times vary. That said, you can usually expect to wear your Invisalign aligners anywhere from 12 to 18 months.
You can do your part to minimize your treatment time by using your Invisalign aligners correctly and wearing them day and night. As long as you wear your aligners as often as possible, you’ll have straight teeth in no time!
Are Invisalign Aligners Hard To Take Care Of?
In a word—no! Invisalign aligners are user-friendly and easy to keep clean. We recommend cleaning your aligners twice a day to prevent any bacteria buildup. You can easily make this a part of your schedule by cleaning your aligners at the same time that you brush and floss your teeth.
Simply rinse your Invisalign aligners in lukewarm water and brush them with toothpaste and a toothbrush, just like you clean your teeth. It’s better not to use very hot water, in case the temperature from your sink is high enough to warp the shape of the aligners. With just a little bit of care, your Invisalign aligners will stay clean and continue to feel great!
If any of your questions about Invisalign aligners weren’t answered here, contact us! We’re happy to give you all the information you need about these clear braces and what they can do for you.
Expect Beautiful Results With Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign® clear braces have seen a lot of success over the past few years. Here at Alexander Dentistry we are confident that you will be more than satisfied with how well these clear aligners can straighten your teeth to give you a new and improved smile.
If you’ve been wishing for a straighter smile, why wait? Invisalign aligners mean a more beautiful smile and a more confident you! Give us a call today at Alexander Dentistry to get started with Invisalign® clear braces.