You can have a healthy, straight smile without needing to wear metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners give you the option for aligning your teeth and bite without wires, brackets or bands. Lufkin Family Dental is happy to offer Invisalign to our teen and adult patients that want to straighten their smile comfortably and discreetly.
Invisalign uses the same concept of braces without the uncomfortable wires or brackets. Plastic aligners are customized to fit over the upper and lower teeth to apply gentle pressure to shift teeth into the desired position. Every few weeks, the aligners are switched for a new set that push the teeth closer to the final position. The treatment time is on par with braces, with most patients needing 12-18 months of wearing Invisalign to get results.
The benefits of Invisalign revolve around comfort and convenience for the patient. Invisalign aligners are clear, making them discreet and almost invisible. With no wires or bands to maintain, there are less trips needed to the dentist or orthodontist. Invisalign is also more comfortable, without any wires to poke or rub against your mouth. Since the aligners can be removed, you can eat any foods you want and brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in again.
Invisalign is available for both teens and adults. Teen treatment usually takes a little longer, but the aligners offer the same benefits. The discreet clear aligners are especially appreciated by teenagers who tend to be very self-conscious about their appearance. Teens also love that Invisalign does not restrict what foods they can eat like braces. Invisalign aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours a day to get the best results, but they can be removed for those gooey meals that teens with braces need to avoid.
If you are considering orthodontics for yourself or teenager, contact Lufkin Family Dental today to learn more about Invisalign. We accept most insurance plans and have payment options.