When you think of orthodontics, brackets, and wires may be the first thing that comes to mind. While traditional metal braces are still a staple of the field, patients have fallen in love with the revolutionary clear aligner treatment, Invisalign. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gradually shift them into place for the perfect smile.
These appliances are printed using a thermoplastic called SmartTrack, which has been engineered for durability and patient comfort. We print your aligners based on a 3D image we take of your mouth, so they fit perfectly without any uncomfortable rubbing or poking. Our team can also cut them down so they don’t rub against your gums.
With Invisalign, you get to enjoy all of the benefits of braces with a virtually invisible treatment. These clear aligners can be used to tackle orthodontic problems big and small, all while blending in flawlessly with your natural smile.
Additionally, you can remove your Invisalign whenever you need to eat, drink, smile for a photo, and more. This feature also makes it easier for you to brush and floss your teeth to maintain excellent oral health as you progress toward a straighter smile.
Invisalign is a cutting-edge treatment that uses the latest technology to perfect smiles with a discreet and painless appliance. However, this technology is best used by experts who have a comprehensive understanding of oral health and the correct usage of these devices. Our team has been extensively trained to use this technology to better serve your treatment progress.
One of the trademarks of Invisalign is how comfortable and discreet the aligners are on the patients’ teeth. We can personalize this treatment to your smile by taking a detailed image of your teeth with a device called the iTero Scanner. The iTero is a digital scanner that captures every angle of your smile and translates it into a digital model for our doctors. We can then view this model and make important treatment decisions and create an aligner that molds to each groove of your teeth.
Not only does this 3D image give us a better understanding of your current smile, but it also allows us to project your potential smile by digitally altering the model to show you what your results can look like after Invisalign treatment. You can also make suggestions and express any concerns so that we may craft a treatment plan that delivers your dream smile. Once you and your doctor decide on the results, we can plan out the adjustments in your Invisalign aligners to ensure your teeth move in the right direction. Each of your aligners will be designed and printed for you to switch out every two weeks so you have consistent pressure on your shifting teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign has gained popularity in recent years because of the flexibility it allows wearers while delivering the same great results as braces. These clear aligners are virtually invisible and can be easily removed whenever convenient for you. Getting the smile you’ve always wanted doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your aesthetics while in treatment, and our patients love the look of their clear aligners.
In addition to better aesthetics, Invisalign treatment is also more flexible to your schedule. Because we plan out each set of aligners at the beginning of the process, you benefit from fewer and shorter visits to our office. While the Bridge City Braces team loves seeing our patients, we understand that you have a busy enough schedule without any additional orthodontic appointments.
Not only does taking your Invisalign aligners out allow you to eat and drink whatever you want, but it also makes maintaining your oral health easier. Instead of maneuvering around brackets and wires, you can take your aligners out to brush and floss as you usually would. It’s essential that you keep up your dental hygiene routine while in treatment to achieve the best smile possible without worrying about tooth decay or even loss. You deserve to look in the mirror and see a smile that you’re proud to wear, and Invisalign can help you finally reach this goal.