Invisalign, the latest innovation in orthodontic treatment, offers a unique approach to teeth straightening by eliminating metal wires and brackets. Your Temple, TX, dentist, Dr. Derek Winegar, can help you improve your smile with Invisalign.
Straighter teeth without wires
Sustained pressure is the basic principle behind any orthodontic treatment method. Constant pressure gradually realigns your teeth and corrects bite problems. Similar to how metal and ceramic braces use wires threaded through brackets to apply pressure to your teeth, the Invisalign system changes the position of your teeth using clear, removable aligner trays.
These trays are created from a digital 3D model of your mouth, allowing them to fit snugly over your upper and lower sets of teeth. At our Temple office, you will be given a series of trays, with each set needing to be worn for 20-to-22 hours per day for about two weeks. After two weeks, you'll set aside your current trays and open the next set in the series. Aligner trays continually exert gentle pressure on your teeth, with each set being specially designed to accomplish a specific goal in the straightening process.
Invisalign offers several benefits
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign's aligner trays will not alter your appearance. In fact, given that the trays are clear, they end up being barely noticeable by others.
Additionally, you won't have any food restrictions. That's right—you can continue to eat popcorn or enjoy an ear of corn at a summer picnic, all while straightening your teeth at the same time! Once you finish eating, you'll simply rinse your aligners and put them back in your mouth.
Finally, while those with braces need to alter their oral hygiene routine and use special mouthguards when playing sports, if you choose Invisalign, these extra steps become unnecessary! When you're ready to floss or play sports, you'll simply remove your aligners before popping them back in after you're done with the activity at hand.
Interested? Give us a call
Enhance your smile with Invisalign treatment! Call your Temple, TX, dentist, Dr. Derek Winegar, at (254) 778-1900 to schedule your appointment.