Do you have crooked teeth? Are you looking for a straighter and more balanced smile?
Dr. Glen Wainwright offers Invisalign in Austin, TX. These clear aligners shift teeth into a more uniform and straighter placement over a shorter period of time than other orthodontic treatments. Invisalign also offers many advantages over traditional metal braces. Learn more about this cosmetic treatment below:
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners are used to correct:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Clear aligners can help prevent problems that often arise with crooked teeth, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Misaligned bite
Invisalign aligners offer many modern benefits to patients. Cosmetic treatment can also be completed in less time than treatment with traditional metal braces. Adhesives that are used with metal braces may cause staining and make it difficult to brush teeth. The clear aligners can be easily removed so that you can eat and brush your teeth normally.
Dr. Wainwright will assess your teeth and gums before treatment to determine if Invisalign is right for you. He will also take dental impressions and 3-D images of your teeth and jaw in order to create your custom clear aligners and to show you what your teeth will look like after treatment. You will receive several sets of clear aligners that are worn for about two weeks each to gradually reposition the teeth. Treatment can take from 3 to 9 months depending on the patient and their dental needs. We will also provide you with a mouthguard following treatment to make sure that you maintain your results.
Do you want to learn more about Invisalign? Here are some frequently asked questions many patients have about this treatment option:
How long should I wear Invisalign each day?
Wear your clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. Dr. Wainwright will review your daily use and care of the aligners in his office.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Invisalign treatment is no more painful than traditional braces. You may feel some mild discomfort as you adjust to each new aligner, but this will fade as your teeth adjust to the aligner.
Can you eat with Invisalign?
Invisalign does not require any dietary restrictions. You can remove the clear aligners to eat and enjoy your favorite foods.
How do I clean my aligners?
Gently brush your aligners with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You may rinse them in lukewarm water, but not hot water. Hot water will warp your plastic aligners.
Do I need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment?
Yes, retainers are needed following treatment to ensure that teeth do not shift back into their previous crooked position.
Is Invisalign more expensive than braces?
No, Invisalign is about the same cost as traditional metal braces.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Wainwright is a dentist in Austin, TX that is dedicated to ensuring patient comfort during each and every dental treatment. You can contact Austin Dental Care by calling 512-518-6392. You may also request a consultation with Dr. Wainwright on our website.