Invisalign® Clear Braces in Waco, Texas
Both teen and adult patients often hesitate to create beautiful smiles because they don’t want to wear metal braces. Traditional metal braces can be tough to clean and difficult to wear.
Many patients live with misaligned or crowded teeth because they don’t want to deal with the discomfort associated with wire and bracket metal braces. Unfortunately, these problems can lead to more serious issues, like jaw pain, gum disease, and tooth decay.
However, there is good news! Metal braces are not the only option anymore. Waco, TX, dentist, Steven Cutbirth, DDS, provides a discreet and easy approach to braces. Our Invisalign® invisible braces produce beautiful, straight teeth, just like traditional braces do, with a fraction of the hassle!
For adults looking for a less obvious alternative to achieving a straight and stunning smile, Dr. Cutbirth offers removable Invisalign® invisible braces.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® clear aligners use removable teeth aligner trays to give you perfectly straight teeth. Patients can enjoy a more subtle and sophisticated orthodontic treatment with clear braces for adults and kids.
As your treatment progresses and your teeth move toward their ideal positions, you will swap out your invisible aligners for the next set in the series. Most patients have about 12 sets in their customized series of clear aligners, and they will change them out once every two weeks.
Advantages of Invisalign® Clear Braces
Why is Invisalign® one of the most popular ways for adults to achieve straight teeth?
- These clear braces will go undetected by your colleagues, friends, and family members.
- The trays can be removed so that you won’t have to brush food out of wires and brackets.
- You can continue to eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about damaging your clear braces.
- You’ll avoid the irritation of poking brackets and wires.
- Your clear braces trays can even double as teeth whitening trays.
Invisalign® Clear Braces Process
You’re probably thinking, “Invisalign® braces sound great, but there must be some catch, right?” The reality is that Invisalign® works very similarly to regular braces, just with clear plastic trays rather than metal brackets and wires.
Consultation | The two options start at the same place: with a consultation with Dr. Cutbirth. At that appointment, you can decide which option is right for you, and Dr. Cutbirth will talk you through your specialized treatment plan.
Plan and Design | Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan, you’ll need molds of your teeth. With Invisalign® these molds can be taken digitally.
Receive the Aligners | Rather than getting metal brackets and wires attached to your teeth, you’ll receive your first set of clear aligners. These trays, which look like clear plastic retainers, are designed to slowly shift your teeth into a more desirable position.
Start Treatment | Just like with regular braces, you’ll need adjustments throughout the process. You’ll wear each set of aligners for a few weeks before switching to a new set. This will ensure your teeth continue moving in the right direction.
Remove Aligners for Eating and Cleaning | Unlike regular braces, however, you can eat with ease. While regular braces stay on all the time, you’ll wear your Invisalign® aligners almost all the time, but not while eating or brushing your teeth. This makes it so that you can eat and clean your teeth hassle-free.
How long your teeth take to fully shift will depend on your unique situation, but with clear aligners, the process is just as fast—and sometimes even faster—than traditional braces. Invisalign® gives you all the benefits of traditional metal braces with none of the downsides. Get beautifully straight teeth with ongoing adjustments without having to forgo your favorite foods or deal with the difficulty of flossing under wires and between brackets.
Invisalign® Clear Braces By Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS
Starting your Invisalignt treatment only requires a few simple appointments at our comfortable dental office in Waco, TX. We can’t wait to get to know you and exceed your expectations for your orthodontic experience.
To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign® clear braces, you can schedule an appointment at our Waco office. Give us a call now! We would love to hear from you today.