Invisalign & Clear Aligners

Austin's Invisalign Provider

Crooked, misaligned teeth can have a negative impact on your appearance and confidence. You are not alone. Many adults live with misaligned teeth because they believe that it is too late to have their teeth straightened with orthodontic systems.

The good news is that there is an affordable and convenient solution available to you.

Invisalign is a modern, removable orthodontic system that uses clear aligners rather than conventional braces and wires. Invisalign is made from clear plastic that is elasticated, and that pressures teeth to move into a more optimal position.

As Invisalign representatives, our team can provide you with an aligner solution that is suitable for your unique case. We will also educate you on the proper use and the health benefits of straightening your teeth.

Before providing you with your first set of aligners, your 04 Dental care provider will carry out an extensive examination. They will ensure that there are no underlying issues or oral conditions that would complicate the use of invisible aligners, as well as determine which steps are necessary to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign explainer

Invisible, Removable, Custom-made Aligners

Invisible braces differ from traditional braces that use wires in several ways. The two most significant differences being that they are invisible and removable.

Invisible aligners are custom made for your teeth. When you insert your aligners, they will gently pressure your teeth in a more desirable position.

When your orthodontist prescribes Invisalign, you will have to wear a series of aligner tray sets. Each aligner is custom made so your teeth will be slightly straighter than the previous tray. Each tray will typically move your teeth 1/10mm towards their optimal position.

Reasons for Straightening your Teeth

Many people have learned to accept their crooked teeth and don’t seek orthodontic treatment.  There are, however, several reasons to make an effort. With solutions like Invisalign that are available to you, straightening your teeth doesn’t have to be a painful or inconvenient process.

The reasons for straightening your teeth include the following:

Enhanced Appearance

Crooked teeth may not necessarily look unattractive, but if your teeth are straight, you will have more confidence to smile, eat, and speak in front of people.

If you work in an environment where your appearance is significant, for example, as a salesperson, public relations officer, or service attendant, you may also benefit professionally from straightening your teeth.

Dental Health

Flossing is one of the most critical activities in routine dental care. If you don’t floss after every meal, you run the risk of cavities or gum conditions like peritonitis. If your teeth are corked or crowded, you may have difficulty reaching certain areas with your toothbrush or floss.

Straightening your teeth can, therefore, be incredibly beneficial to your oral health.

Jaw Alignment

When you close your mouth, your upper teeth should fit comfortably over your lower teeth. If your teeth are crooked, your upper and lower jaws may not meet comfortably, and you may start suffering from a temporomandibular disorder, which can be painful. It can also cause you to grind your teeth.

Straightening your teeth with an aligner can go a long way toward ensuring that your upper and lower teeth fit comfortably when your mouth is closed.

Oral Hygiene

If your teeth are straight, you will be able to clean them more easily as the gaps between your teeth will also be accessible with conventional dental cleaning equipment.

Invisalign Pros and Cons

Pros

Invisible

The popularity of Invisalign trays is mainly because they are invisible. When facing a decision between braces and Invisalign, people tend to choose Invisalign because it is a see-through aligner that is not readily noticeable.

If your child faces some ridicule at school because they are wearing braces, the low-profile appearance of Invisalign can be particularly beneficial.

Removable

Another prominent benefit of Invisalign trays is that they are removable. Eating while wearing braces can be a challenge, and cleaning them after a meal can be equally tricky.

With Invisalign, you can easily and quickly take them out of your mouth, eat your meal, brush, and floss, and put them back. Removing and inserting your Invisalign trays takes a few seconds, and since they have a smooth surface, the aligners are easy to clean as well.

Comfortable

Metallic braces are uncomfortable, especially if there is a poking wire or loose bracket. Braces and wires that rub on soft tissue in your mouth can also be a source of irritation and sores.

According to several Invisalign reviews, if you are wearing Invisalign, you will likely forget that you have them in after a while.

Safety

With Invisalign trays, you don’t have to worry about toxic substances inside your body. The plastic liners are BPA-free and completely safe to insert in your mouth.

Cons

Plaque Accumulation

When wearing Invisalign trays, it is essential to clean your teeth and trays after every meal. If you don’t pay attention to your oral hygiene, your aligners can result in plaque accumulation and, ultimately, dental cavities.

Contact 04 Dental

Invisalign is one of the most effective solutions available to people with crooked teeth. If you live in Austin and need help with your crooked teeth, Dental 04 can help.

Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign and to schedule an appointment.

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