If your misaligned teeth or bite problems affect your everyday life, whether from being embarrassed about the way you look or causing problems eating or speaking, you can benefit from orthodontic care. Invisalign is a subtle and effective way to improve your smile. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Derek Winegar at City Creek Dental in Temple, TX.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign corrects any misalignment and bite issues just like traditional metal braces. However, this treatment uses a different approach to improve your smile. The Invisalign treatment uses clear plastic aligner trays which patients pop into place over their teeth and wear throughout the day. The trays, which are customized for each patient, place pressure on the teeth to slowly move them into new, straightened positions. Sometimes, Invisalign patients need tooth-colored bumps called attachments placed onto their teeth to help steer the teeth in the right direction.
How is Invisalign different from traditional braces?
Metal braces are permanently attached to the teeth during treatment and obvious to others since their color does not match the white of the teeth. Invisalign is clear and removable, two drastic differences from traditional metal braces. Rather than using special flossers or water picks to clean their teeth, Invisalign patients can simply remove their trays to perform their daily oral care routine. Issues like teeth decay can lengthen treatment times and this ease of use provided by Invisalign ensures clean, healthy teeth throughout the treatment.
Invisalign Treatment in Temple, TX
If you think you can benefit from Invisalign, your dentist can help you decide if it is your best course of treatment. If you are approved, your dentist will take a 3D model of your mouth to send to Invisalign’s laboratories. There, technicians will customize your trays, the number of which vary from case to case, and will then send the completed treatment package back to your dentist’s office. After a quick lesson on inserting and removing the trays and how long you should wear each one before moving on to the next, you will begin your treatment.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Derek Winegar at City Creek Dental in Temple, TX. Call (254) 778-1990 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Winegar today!