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 them. Plus, the trays are made of plastic with smooth surfaces for greater comfort without pinching, mouth sores, or other problems common to standard metal braces.
Teeth straightening has never been so comfortable and convenient!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign works by creating custom-molded trays made to fit your teeth. The trays, called aligners, are made from a special type of plastic called SmartTrack.
Invisalign can help kids, teens, and adults achieve a straighter smile, more aligned bite, and greater comfort without the need for adjustments or food restrictions. If you’ve been exploring alternatives to braces, then we encourage you to reach out to us and learn more about how Invisalign in East Texas could help you or your child!
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many reasons why patients choose Invisalign. Learn more about each one to discover the advantages of this modern treatment!
Permanent Teeth Straightening & Correction
Invisalign works like braces, but instead of shifting your teeth with metal brackets and wire, it uses smooth, plastic trays. Over time, these aligners lead to a permanently straight smile. For patients that have mild to moderately misaligned bites, Invisalign can deliver amazing results.
Only One Office Visit Every Four to Six Weeks
Braces adjustments can take an hour or more, but Invisalign follow-ups are quick and easy. You only need to stop by our practice for a quick check-in to pick up new trays and continue your treatment.
Less Irritation of Cheeks & Gums
Invisalign minimizes friction between the gums and cheeks, leading to a much more comfortable fit than traditional braces.
Normal, Unobstructed Teeth Brushing & Flossing
It’s easy to maintain great oral hygiene with Invisalign. The aligners are completely removable, so you take them out when it’s time to brush or floss and carry on with your usual routine.
Teen Programs Provide Replacement Trays
We understand how hectic life can get for a teen. Trays can get lost, forgotten, and damaged in the hustle and bustle of their busy schedules. Parents don’t need to worry about the cost of an Invisalign replacement with our teen program, which offers complimentary replacement trays.
Removable Trays Are Easy & Convenient
Invisalign is worn 20-22 hours a day, but you can take your trays out to enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or any beverage besides water. You can also remove them to eat your favorite foods, so there are no restrictions to worry about. The good news is that your aligners are highly durable, so you can wear them for 99 percent of your regular activities without having to take the trays out.
Invisalign For Kids
About Invisalign First
Children as young as six years old can get Invisalign! These kid-friendly aligners are a great way to avoid the discomfort of conventional braces. They’re more convenient for parents, too. Instead of needing to bring your child in for routine adjustments, they only have to come in for short follow-ups and new trays.
Dr. Brown and Dr. Borth are Invisalign experts with over a decade of experience helping children achieve a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. We use the latest technology and advancements in clear aligner treatment to help children at every age achieve a straight, healthy grin.
Is My Child a Candidate for Invisalign?
Based on the American Academy of Orthodontics standards, children should have a full exam from an orthodontist by the time they’re seven years old. During this early treatment period, we can help determine what type of corrective treatments your child may benefit from.
Although it may be more convenient, Invisalign for kids is not a complete alternative to traditional braces. Generally, Invisalign is great for kids who have an underbite, overbite, or teeth crowding, but it may not be suitable for those with a crossbite or open bite. It’s important for parents to consider their child’s personal level of responsibility. Some little ones aren’t ready for the job of taking care of aligners. They may take them out frequently or lose them, which could make traditional braces a better option.
We encourage you to reach out to us and request a complimentary consultation! We would be happy to discuss your child’s options.
Invisalign For Teens
There is no exact age for teenagers to start treatment. Although it’s recommended to have an orthodontist take a look at your teeth when you’re around age seven, you can still begin treatment at any age and get a beautiful smile.
Getting Invisalign as a teenager can help you avoid problems with your oral health later in life. You can avoid issues with plaque build-up, tooth decay, and even an increased risk of cavities. Invisalign as a teen can also help prevent crowding, which causes your teeth to be too close together and makes it difficult to keep them clean.
By using Invisalign during your teenage years, you can also potentially avoid problems with your teeth and jaw that would require surgery to correct later in life.
What Makes Invisalign for Teens Different?
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign for teens doesn’t require any adjustments, and you don’t have to avoid any food during treatment. Your aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
Invisalign doesn’t pinch your gums or cheeks like braces can, and it doesn’t require adjustments to tighten, either. Instead, you come to our office every four to six weeks for a check-up and pick up your next set of trays. It’s really that easy!
Invisalign For Adults
What does your dream smile look like? You may think that it’s too hard to achieve, and the thought of wearing cumbersome braces could dissuade you from reaching out to an orthodontist for treatment. It doesn’t have to — braces are not always necessary to straighten teeth, thanks to Invisalign and other clear aligners like uLab.
We provide custom-fitted Invisalign trays that are made to correct your bite without the need for braces. Instead of having to deal with adjustments, you can simply stop by to replace your trays and check in with your orthodontist every few weeks.
Invisalign For Adults: Care That Fits Your Lifestyle
Invisalign treatment in East Texas is great for busy adults that don’t have time to fit traditional braces treatment into their daily lives. While it may not be suitable for severe cases or certain types of misalignment, Invisalign is a great treatment option for many patients.
We know you have a lot on your plate, and the last thing you want to worry about is keeping your brackets clean or replacing your braces’ rubber bands. That’s why you may turn to Invisalign. This smooth, clear treatment doesn’t need headgear or any other equipment to work.
With trays custom-made in-house, you can count on us to provide easy, convenient treatment that fits into your busy schedule. The best part is that Invisalign treatment can even straighten your teeth up to 50% faster than traditional braces!
Say Goodbye to Messy Impressions
The days of messy molds are long gone. Today, we take digital impressions of your teeth and create the perfect trays for your needs. By using the advanced iTero scanner, we can create 3D digital scans of your mouth that help us create the perfect trays directly in our office.
Please contact us at East Texas Orthodontics today if you have any questions about our Invisalign treatment in East Texas! You can also request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brown or Dr. Borth to personally discuss your future treatment.