When you think of orthodontics, you may think of a teenager whose mouth is covered in a grid of metal. Traditional braces are still a great option for many, but now there is an alternative that is becoming increasingly popular because of its aesthetic value. And as an Invisalign Dentist, our office is proud to provide this alternative to San Antonio’s residents.
How It Works
Invisalign clear aligners straighten your teeth just as well as traditional braces. They apply careful pressure to your teeth and gradually move them into a better position. The main differences are that they are virtually invisible and you can remove them.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign is a new method of aligning your teeth using clear aligners that can be removed at any time. You can take them out for important social events, for eating, and when you brush and floss. The aligners should be left in most of the time, however, in order for them to be effective.
Other advantages include:
- When you have traditional braces, it can be very difficult to effectively clean your teeth. With removable Invisalign aligners, you’ll be able to clean your teeth easily, improving your oral hygiene.
- Invisalign braces give you the option of an almost unnoticeable form of orthodontia. If you want to be discreet, this is a perfect choice.
- With traditional braces, there are some foods you simply cannot eat. Using Invisalign means you can take your aligners out to bite into that juicy apple or enjoy some sticky caramel corn.
- Invisalign is also more comfortable than traditional braces, without the discomfort associated with metal wires and brackets.
We recommend that you wear your trays for at least 22 hours per day. As your teeth begin to move, you’ll get new aligners and each new set of aligners will help to move your teeth towards the targeted goal.
Invisalign® at Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio
What is Invisalign®?
Hello, I am Dr. Edward Camacho of Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio. Today I will give you some information about Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is a new improvement on the technology of straightening teeth. It utilizes a series of clear trays to gently apply pressure to teeth and move to their ideal straight alignment.
This will get the teeth fitting together in the design that they’re supposed to fit together to work properly.
What are the benefits of Invisalign® against traditional braces?
85% of the time, Invisalign® is capable of doing exactly what traditional braces can do. Therefore, 85% of individuals who want to get their teeth straightened are candidates for using Invisalign®.
The most significant benefit of Invisalign® over traditional braces is comfort. You can remove them to have a meal, so there are no restrictions on what you can or cannot eat.
Typically you do not need to have frequent visits into the Office for an Invisalign® patient compared to a traditional fixed bracket patient.
What are the problems Invisalign® can fix?
85% of biting problems or misaligned teeth problems can be corrected with Invisalign®. In addition, it can straighten crooked teeth, fill in spaces/gaps between teeth, etc.
Part of my treatment of utilizing Invisalign® includes a teeth whitening process at the same time. So teeth not only get straighter, but they also get whiter when we are completed.
If Invisalign sounds like something you would like to try, please don’t hesitate to call us. As part of our mission to protect San Antonio’s smiles, we can answer any questions you may have and can even set up a consultation where we can determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.