If you’re unhappy with your smile but don’t want the look or inconvenience of traditional metal braces, Invisalign® might be a great option. At AB Dental & Oral Surgery in San Antonio, Texas, Anthony D. Osei, DDS, PhD, has extensive experience with Invisalign and can leverage this incredible tool to give you the smile of your dreams without the need for metal brackets or wires. To explore Invisalign in more detail, book a consultation by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Invisalign is a patented teeth alignment system that uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently move your teeth into optimal positioning. It’s a great alternative to traditional metal braces and a good fit for many adults and teens.
Invisalign can address most of the same alignment issues as traditional braces, including:
There are cases in which traditional braces offer a better solution. Dr. Osei can advise you of your best alignment options during your initial consultation.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually impossible to detect, even when you’re speaking to someone or smiling widely. They also require fewer dental appointments, giving you more time at work, school, or with family.
They also avoid all of the comfort issues associated with metal braces. No metal brackets or wires are pushing against the soft tissues in your mouth, and there’s no need to schedule additional office visits to have damaged components repaired.
Maintaining good dental hygiene is also easier because you simply remove the aligners and go through your regular brushing and flossing routines. No brackets and wires mean fewer places for plaque and food particles to hide.
The process begins with a thorough exam and digital imaging. The Invisalign software takes those images and creates a customized treatment plan to address your unique needs. You’ll even be able to see a representation of what your smile will look like once treatment is complete.
The information gathered during the imaging process is sent to the lab where your aligners are fabricated. Once they arrive, you’ll return to pick up the first few sets. You wear your aligners around the clock, removing them only during meals and dental hygiene.
The aligners place gentle pressure on your teeth, slowly guiding them into the proper position. You’ll switch to a new set every couple of weeks and return to the office from time to time to pick up the next sets. Dr. Osei checks your progress at that time to ensure treatment is progressing as planned.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign, schedule a consultation at AB Dental & Oral Surgery by calling the office or booking online today.