When it comes to a smile, straight is something most people desire. At Trusted Dental Care, we see patients with crowded, crooked, and misaligned teeth who want to discreetly straighten their teeth. Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot uses Invisalign® to improve how his patients’ smiles look. This is an orthodontic option that our adult and teen patients can use to realign their teeth with clear teeth aligners. When you’re unhappy with your smile, our Invisalign dentist can determine if you’re a candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure. Dr. G. can explain the differences in treatment for our teen and adult patients during an initial consultation in Wylie, TX.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
There are many factors to consider when determining if you’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment. It is ideal for teens and adults who want straighter teeth without metal wires and brackets. Clear teeth aligners are worn at least 22 hours a day to gradually shift the teeth into their desired positions. During a comprehensive dental exam, Dr. G. will look at the positioning of your teeth to determine if Invisalign will work for straightening your teeth.
Ideal candidates for Invisalign include those with:
Gaps or separating teeth
Overcrowding, crooked, or overlapping teeth
Invisalign is a great cosmetic dentistry procedure for anyone who doesn’t want to undergo lengthy orthodontic treatments. They offer a faster path to a straight smile for both teens and adults. Generally, Invisalign treatment lasts anywhere from six to 18 months. The exact time it will take to proceed through your custom treatment depends on the original position of your teeth and your goals. Invisalign for teens and adult patients usually takes about a year to complete treatment.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign is used to fix various orthodontic concerns. Dr. G uses digital impressions of the teeth to create custom treatment plans. These impressions are sent to an Invisalign lab where the clear teeth aligners are made. When they’re ready, you will come back to our Wylie, TX dental office to try on your first set of aligners. Dr. G will offer you thorough instructions on how to effectively use them. Every week or so, you will move on to the next set of clear teeth aligners to continue the straightening process. A follow-up visit at Trusted Dental Care allows us to track your progress.
Differences between Invisalign for teens and adult Invisalign
The first major difference is that Invisalign for teens includes a small dot used on the aligners. This allows our dental team to know how often teens are wearing their aligners. The dot color changes based on how often they are worn, from blue to clear, or even white. Our professional team at Trusted Dental Care recommends that clear teeth aligners are worn at least 22 hours a day. The dots will help our teen patients to see that they are on the right track in wearing their aligners enough throughout the day. This dot isn’t included in normal Invisalign for adults since adult patients, usually, wear their aligners throughout the day and don’t need a dot to track their progress. When it comes to Invisalign for teens, the number of replacement aligners provided is different too. More replacement aligners are given to teen patients, in case their set is lost or broken.
Benefits of choosing Invisalign
At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. G offers his patients in Wylie, TX the benefits of Invisalign, including:
Discretion: Clear teeth aligners are less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
Comfort: Our patients rave about how comfortable it is to wear clear teeth aligners associated with Invisalign. The plastic material is custom made to conform to each patient’s teeth. Each tray is secured with resin buttons that are bonded to specific teeth to allow for the most comfortable fit.
Improved oral health: Since these clear teeth aligners are removed to eat, drink, brush, and to floss, you will see improved oral health. Removing these trays helps reduce plaque buildup.
Faster treatment time: Invisalign treatment usually takes less time than traditional metal braces. However, this will depend on the position of your existing teeth. Total Invisalign treatment time can take anywhere from six to 18 months while traditional metal braces can take years to complete.
Schedule a consultation to learn about Invisalign for teens and adults
When you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile and want to straighten it, Invisalign may be the answer. At Trusted Dental Care, teeth straightening for teens and adults is a comfortable, fast, and safe way to discreetly shift the positioning of the teeth. During a smile makeover consultation, Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot can perform a dental exam to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Call today to schedule a consultation with our professional dental team in Wylie, TX.