Invisalign – Plano, TX
The Clear Choice for a Straighter Smile
Everyone wants a set of straight, beautiful, and healthy pearly whites, but not everyone is willing to wear traditional metal braces to get them. Fortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t achieve the results you’re looking for! At Antoon Family Dental, we’re proud to offer Invisalign in Plano, the clear choice for a straighter smile. These practically invisible aligners are removable, gentle, and designed to blend into your day-to-day life. Read on to learn more about Invisalign and give us a call today to schedule your next appointment!
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to shift your teeth into straighter positions. Each set of aligners moves your teeth incrementally, with each one taking you one step closer to a straighter smile. You’ll wear a single set of aligners for 20-22 hours a day for about two weeks, then you’ll move onto the next set in the series and repeat the process. We’ll see you for periodic checkups to monitor your progress, and in about 12-18 months, you’ll likely have the beautiful smile you’ve been looking for.
Indications for Invisalign
Severe orthodontic problems are best treated with traditional braces, but Invisalign is an excellent option for addressing mild to moderate issues. During your consultation, Dr. Antoon will inspect your teeth for the following issues and create your custom treatment plan around his findings.
If your teeth are too close together or are overlapping, they create small spaces that trap and hold bacteria, plaque, and food debris. This increases your risk of things like cavities and gum disease. Fortunately, Invisalign can easily realign your teeth and give them the space they need.
Gaps Between Teeth
Gaps between the teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and put your teeth at a higher risk of damage. Invisalign can eliminate these spaces to create an even and strong smile that looks and feels its best.
Bite issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite can distract from your appearance and eventually lead to serious jaw complications like lockjaw, bruxism, and TMJ dysfunction. Dr. Antoon can create a carefully planned Invisalign treatment plan that corrects your jaw position and give you a healthier, more comfortable bite.
The Benefits of Invisalign
When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers a wealth of important benefits, like:
- Discreetness: When worn, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.
- Comfort: Without any sharp metal brackets or wires, Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional braces.
- Speed: While every patient’s timeline will be slightly different, most achieve the results they want within 12-18 months.
- Convenience: Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you don’t have to make any changes to your daily diet, oral hygiene routine, or participation in sports or playing instruments.