Invisalign® is one of the most technologically advanced methods for straightening teeth and an easy and convenient treatment for improving the appearance and health of your smile. At Freedom Orthodontics in Cedar Park, Texas, Brendan Smith, DDS, MS, has helped many people achieve a straighter smile with Invisalign’s state-of-the-art technology. To get started, schedule a visit by phone or online with Dr. Smith today.
Invisalign is a newer orthodontic treatment that utilizes a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth.
Instead of the metal wires and brackets of traditional braces, Invisalign’s system uses clear aligners made from thermodynamic plastic to exert a small and constant force on your teeth. Over time, that pressure pushes your teeth into a better position, giving you a straight smile.
One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is how discreetly it straightens your teeth. The clear plastic is virtually invisible, so nobody will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Smith uses Invisalign to treat many of the same conditions for which he typically uses braces, including:
If you’re unsure if your condition is suitable for treatment with Invisalign, schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith. He’ll be happy to examine your smile and recommend an appropriate course of action.
If Dr. Smith determines Invisalign is right for you, he starts your orthodontic journey by taking a digital impression of your mouth. Using that impression, he designs your treatment plan and maps the necessary steps your teeth need to take to reach proper alignment.
He sends your treatment plan to an Invisalign lab, which uses it to fabricate your aligners. As soon as the lab finishes making your aligners, you begin wearing them.
To effectively straighten your smile with Invisalign, all you need to do is wear your aligners for 22 hours a day. The aligners are removable, which means you can take them out whenever you need to throughout the day.
If you’re taking an important photo or giving an important presentation, simply remove your aligners and put them back in afterward.
You also take out your aligners whenever you eat, brush, or floss, which means that you won’t have to change your diet or learn new techniques to keep your teeth clean during your treatment.
Get started with Invisalign today and schedule a visit at Freedom Orthodontics by phone or book an appointment online.