If you would like to straighten your teeth, but are reluctant to undergo treatment involving metal orthodontics, we offer Invisalign® at our Corpus Christi office. Drs. Charles A. Robertson and Nicholas Perry Orchard can provide the easiest, most comfortable orthodontic treatment available to patients ranging from teenagers to adults. Instead of relying on fixed metal brackets to guide your teeth into the proper position, Invisalign® employs custom-made clear plastic mouthpieces that can be removed during meals and when cleaning your teeth. The path to a straight, symmetrical smile no longer requires conspicuous, uncomfortable appliances; contact our Corpus Christi office today to find out if Invisalign® is right for you.
Are You an Invisalign® Candidate?
Invisalign® is an incredible solution for virtually anyone whose teeth have fully developed. This is usually marked by the arrival of the second set of permanent molars, which usually happens after age 12. Invisalign® is a proven effective treatment for:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Inconsistent spacing
Invisalign® may not be suitable for patients with severe dental alignment issues. The surest way to determine if Invisalign® can help you is to schedule an appointment with our dentists.
How Invisalign® Works
Invisalign® treatment begins with a thorough examination of your teeth. Our dentists will take digital impressions of your dental structure. These impressions will be transmitted to Invisalign®, where a series of custom mouthpieces will be created. Digital impressions also allow us to provide you with a virtual sneak preview of how you can expect your smile to look once you have completed your treatment.
Once your mouthpieces arrive, you will wear each one for about two weeks before replacing it with the next in the series. Each mouthpiece is molded slightly differently to slowly guide your teeth into proper alignment. You will return to our office about every six weeks to monitor your progress. Depending upon your needs, treatment may last a few months, or more than a year.
You should wear your Invisalign® mouthpieces 20 to 22 hours a day. You can remove it during meals, while brushing and flossing, while cleaning the mouthpiece itself, and during any contact sports.
Advantages of Invisalign®
The simplicity and effectiveness of Invisalign® make it a popular choice. Because they are clear, you do not need to feel self-conscious; it is very difficult to notice when someone is wearing Invisalign®. And because they are made of smooth plastic, they do not irritate your mouth tissues, as metal orthodontics can. While undergoing Invisalign® treatment, you can continue to enjoy any sticky or tough foods you choose, because you can remove the mouthpiece during mealtimes. In short, if you would like to achieve straighter teeth, but don't wish to make drastic changes to your lifestyle, Invisalign® may be an excellent solution.
Learn More about Invisalign®
Achieving a straighter, healthier smile no longer means having to wear conspicuous braces or avoid the foods you love. Contact our Corpus Christi dental office today to find out if Invisalign® is right for you.