INVISALIGN

Invisalign

Convenient, Comfortable Teeth Straightening

Invisalign® is the most modern, convenient and comfortable way to straighten your teeth. Using custom created aligner trays, which are virtually invisible when worn, your smile is corrected and beautifully improved without the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces. Most people will not even notice you are wearing Invisalign, and the trays are crafted of plastic with smooth surfaces for greater comfort without pinch, mouth sores or other problems common to standard metal braces.

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Invisalign Benefits

  • Permanent teeth straightening and correction
  • Only one office visit every four to six weeks
  • Little, if any, irritation to cheeks and gums
  • Normal, unobstructed teeth brushing and flossing
  • Teen programs provide replacements if lost or broken
  • Removable trays for wear at appropriate times

Frequently Asked Questions

While going through Invisalign teeth straightening, patients are also able to continue eating foods which are typically sacrificed during wear of traditional braces. Favorite foods can still be enjoyed, such as popcorn, pizza crust, bagels, nuts, apples, corn on the cob and candies which often damage metal orthodontia. There is also no embarrassment from food particles stuck on brackets and wires, which is almost unavoidable when eating with metal braces.
A common question is whether veneers are an option to the teeth straightening provided by Invisalign. Veneers provide beautiful, white surfaces for the front of teeth. But they do not actually correct tooth positioning or gum issues. Veneers merely cover up flaws, versus actually fixing alignment issues. Veneers also require a lot of care, are expensive, involve irreversible damage to tooth surfaces and must be replaced every five to ten years. With veneers, patients are not able to enjoy things they may with Invisalign, such as red wine, coffee and other foods and beverages which stain or discolor veneers.
One of the greatest aspects of Invisalign trays is that they are virtually undetectable to other people during most daily situations. Invisalign trays are definitely less visible than traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is designed for an active lifestyle, including sports and other activities. If you must wear a mouthguard for your sport, simply remove your Invisalign tray during the activity and replace it when your mouthguard use is complete.
The first step in your path to a beautiful, straight smile is to select the right orthodontist for you. Dr. Brown is a caring, experienced and Invisalign-trained treatment provider ready to help you achieve your most attractive smile. Through an initial consultation, we will work with you to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign teeth straightening. We will also discuss costs, insurance and any concerns you may have as a candidate for Invisalign wear.
Through x-rays, tooth impressions and a thorough exam, East Texas Orthodontics will create an individualized treatment plan designed for you to achieve your ultimate smile in the least amount of time. We will determine how your teeth must be moved through use of the Invisalign trays and can even show you a virtual depiction of expected changes you will experience during treatment. A typical expectation for adult Invisalign teeth straightening is about one year. Teens will wear Invisalign for about the same amount of time as traditional braces.
Each custom Invisalign tray is designed to be worn for 22 to 24 hours per day. Trays are removed for oral care, such as teeth brushing, flossing and tray cleaning. Trays are also removed for eating, which makes Invisalign treatment as pleasurable and unchanged from regular daily life, as possible.
There are many different issues which Invisalign works to correct. Some of the most common are gapped teeth, underbite, overbite, open bite, excessively crowded teeth, crossbite, crooked teeth and protruding teeth. There may be problems associated with your teeth that are not listed here. Ask your East Texas Orthodontics provider if Invisalign is right for you and he or she can provide the right answer and treatment options.
You will soon receive your custom crafted, comfortable Invisalign trays. Aligner trays are worn for approximately 22 to 24 hours per day. They are removed for teeth brushing and other oral care. Each upper and lower tray is used for two weeks of wear, then thrown away and replaced with the next set of treatment trays. As they are worn, the trays carefully and precisely guide your teeth into a corrected position. Each tray moves your teeth further along through the treatment plan and closer to the goal for your ultimate smile.
Dr. Brown will help you determine if Invisalign is the right option for correction of your individual smile. While we know there are other options, we consider Invisalign one of the most modern, convenient and comfortable choices for smile improvement for qualified patients.

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment is much less restrictive. You are still able to enjoy the foods and beverages you love, as trays are removed during eating.

The first step toward your improved, most beautiful smile is to contact East Texas Orthodontics and set up a consultation appointment for review of your oral situation and options for teeth straightening. As part of that appointment, Dr. Brown can answer all of your questions and determine with you if Invisalign is the right choice for your oral care.