Orthodonic Dentistry – Invisalign®
Straighter teeth without the hassle of metal braces
For many, many years, any patient who wanted straighter teeth had to rely on the old-fashioned metal braces to achieve that. While these traditional appliances definitely work, many people didn’t like wearing metal braces for extended periods of time. But now, thanks to Invisalign® technology, almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth without the hassle of metal braces. Dr. Whitehouse is pleased to offer this advancement in dental technology to her patients from throughout the Austin, TX area.
Top Reasons to Visit Derby Dental for Invisalign®
- For most patients, Invisalign® technology is a very effective way to straighten teeth
- Because Invisalign® utilizes plastic aligner trays that are virtually invisible, nobody will ever know that you’re wearing a dental appliance
- Many patients tell us that Invisalign® trays are more comfortable than old-fashioned metal braces
- With Invisalign® technology, you’ll be able to remove the trays when you eat and clean your teeth
What You Should Know about Invisalign®
Patients utilizing Invisalign® technology to achieve straighter teeth will need to wear a plastic aligner tray for at least 22 hours each day, although it is permissible to remove the trays for eating and brushing/flossing. Dr. Whitehouse will provide the patient with the first aligner tray, then every couple of weeks the patient will be given a new tray as his or her teeth slowly begin to shift into their new, straighter positions. The whole process takes several months to complete.
While it’s true that Invisalign® is very effective for most patients, it may not be for everyone. Dr. Whitehouse can discuss both this technology and other options to find out which method is best for you or a member of your family.