WHAT IS SMILE ALIGNMENT?
At WhiteWing Dental, our Invisalign certified dentist offers a state-of-the-art alternative to traditional braces. No more worrying about metal wires and brackets. With our smile alignment services, you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful, straight teeth faster than you can see “cheese.”
HOW DOES SMILE ALIGNMENT WORK?
By using a series of clear, removable custom-made Invisalign aligners, your teeth will gradually move into the desired position. Our Invisalign certified dentist in McAllen use aligners that are virtually invisible, and because of this, our aesthetically conscious patients love them.
Smile alignment services can benefit both mature teens and adults and can treat a variety of cases, including:
- Teeth crossing
- Crooked teeth
- Overbite, deep bite, & buck teeth
- Space closure
- Relapse of previous orthodontic treatment
A FEW INVISALIGN FAQs
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a brand of aligners that aid in straightening out your teeth. These aligners act as an alternative form of treatment to traditional braces.
How does it work? What is the treatment process?
Your Invisalign certified dentist at WhiteWing Dental will map which teeth the aligners should gently shift into the correct position. A specially designed set of aligners are then created for you which place the appropriate amount of controlled force to straighten your teeth.
Every two weeks, a new set of aligners are then sent to you with further adjustments to continue the realignment of your teeth.
How long will Invisalign smile alignment treatment take?
Patients participate in this treatment for an average of 12 months. However, this time frame is dependent on the severity of the misalignment of the teeth. Our team at WhiteWing Dental will be able to provide you with a more accurate time frame.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
There are a number of benefits that are worth noting:
- Invisalign is comparable to the price of braces.
- They are invisible in the sense that they are completely see-through. No embarrassing metallic grin.
- They are removable, unlike braces.
- You aren’t restricted on what you eat during treatment.
- They are removable when brushing, and allow flossing, something difficult to do with braces.
- No metal or wires to irritate the mouth or gum.
- They are a great alternative to those who suffer from metal allergies.
- You will spend less time in the orthodontist’s chair.
With all of these benefits over traditional braces, Invisalign is quickly becoming the go-to choice for many patients.
How will it affect my life?
There may be some discomfort during the first 2 to 3 days as your mouth becomes accustomed to the aligners.
In order to be truly effective, the aligners must remain in place for 20 to 22 hours a day. You may experience a slight lisp when speaking the first few days, but after you have become accustomed to the aligners, speech should return to normal.
Is it expensive?
Invisalign is comparable to braces in terms of pricing, but like other medical treatments, pricing is susceptible to specifics that could determine costs such as:
- Where you live.
- The severity of misaligned teeth.
- Treatment goals.
- How long you are in treatment.
Also, Invisalign is covered by many dental insurance policies, so refer to your particular personal plan to see if you are covered.
MORE BENEFITS OF SMILE ALIGNMENT
The straightening of your teeth also does great things for the health of your smile. Correcting teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced apart can help you avoid swollen gums, redness, and periodontal pockets.