Invisalign in Carrollton
Have you ever noticed how the characteristic you see first in another person is usually the one you wish you had. For example, if you’ve long wanted to have a straight smile, then you probably notice another person’s well-aligned teeth first. If you’re next thought is, “it’s too late for me,” then think again, because you don’t need to go through the hassle of bulky metal braces anymore. Invisalign clear plastic braces can straighten your smile almost imperceptibly. Dr. Kimberley Capua provides Invisalign to Carrollton, TX, residents so they can enjoy the cosmetic and oral health benefits of a straight smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth into their proper alignment. Each set of two aligners—one for your upper arch and one for the lower—moves your teeth another step closer to the aligned smile you’ve longed for.
The Advantages of Invisalign
Aside from being practically invisible, Invisalign aligners offer two other distinct advantages over traditional braces. Because they are removable, you’ll be able to eat all the foods you normally enjoy without the worry of a broken bracket. Go ahead and eat a bag of popcorn at the movie or enjoy a crunchy carrot salad. In addition, because your aligners are removable, you can brush and floss your teeth as usual. With traditional braces, effectively cleaning your teeth is more difficult and time-consuming. Consequently, the risk of developing cavities or gum disease rises.
What’s the Invisalign Process?
Dr. Capua works closely with the Invisalign lab to make sure your aligners achieve the goal of a perfectly straight smile. First, we take photos, x-rays and impressions of your smile as it is currently. These are sent to Invisalign where they create a 3D representation of your smile. From this, a treatment plan is developed that forms the basis of the construction of each set of aligners. All you have to do is wear each set for two weeks, throw them away and then move on to the next set.
Dr. Capua will want you to wear your Invisalign clear braces for about 22 hours each. You’ll need to visit our Carrollton dental office regularly, so we can check your progress. Most of our patients complete treatment in one to two years.
Call Our Office Today
Would you like to know whether or not Invisalign clear braces are the right choice for you? Then contact the dental office of Dr. Kimberley Capua. In Carrollton, Invisalign braces bring straight smile to happy faces.