What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary option for correcting misaligned teeth. More specifically, it is a series of clear trays. These trays are custom made to move your teeth into their correct position over time. Almost invisible, the trays can be taken out for special occasions, for eating meals and for tooth brushing but must be in place for at least 22 hours per day to properly do their job.
How can Invisalign do the job that braces do?
Each aligner, or set of trays, is worn for two weeks. Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Gary Alhadef custom-designs each tray to slowly correct your teeth into their proper alignment. Precisely targeting areas that need correction and utilizing just the right amount of pressure, Dr. Alhadef carefully manipulates your teeth's positioning.
How long must I wear Invisalign?
Wearing time can vary depending on the degree of adjustment your teeth require. Invisalign patients sometimes complete the process in as little as six months, while others make take up to two years. Either way, you can be sure the correction mechanism will be much less obvious than traditional braces when you select Invisalign.
Is there a route to straight teeth that's faster than Invisalign?
For those wanting an almost instantaneously improved smile, porcelain veneers are the clear option. Veneers are completely different from braces or Invisalign in that they don’t correct your existing teeth, but are instead thin shells of ceramic material placed over your existing teeth. Dr. Alhadef uses Micro Advanced Cosmetic (MAC) veneers which have set standards for decades and can last a lifetime.
Why should I bother to undergo the tooth-straightening process?
Not only do straight teeth boost confidence in big way, but many patients report a dramatic leap in self-esteem. Crooked teeth are also more difficult to clean and are more subject to decay. They make chewing much harder work, and this can ultimately lead to a painful condition called TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). To avoid these problems it is best to address this challenge while also attaining a more attractive smile!
Invisalign is just one of the services available through Dr. Alhadef, a cosmetic dentist serving Fort Worth, Dallas, Irving, and Plano, Texas. Please call 1-214-368-2434 to schedule an Invisalign appointment today.