woman holds up clear retainer she's using for invisalign treatmentInvisalign Treatment

Invisalign treatment is an alternative orthodontic treatment to braces. If you are looking for that new great smile to boost your confidence and don’t want to deal with the hassle of braces, Invisalign might be the right product for you. People will notice when you feel confident about your smile, especially if you currently refrain from laughing or even talking in public.

Read on to find out more about Invisalign treatment in Frisco, TX.

What is Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign is a tooth straightening process that uses clear plastic inserts. You wear them over your teeth for a period of time and change them as your teeth move in a specific way. The plates are made from a patented plastic material called SmartTrack. SmartTrack makes thin, durable dental inserts solely for Invisalign. They are nearly invisible and will not cause speech impediments because they are so thin.

Invisalign plastic does not contain:

  • Gluten
  • Latex
  • BPA
  • BPS

Frisco Dental will create a map of your mouth and what your mouth will look like after the treatment. The Invisalign lab then receives your measurements, and your inserts will be created and mailed to you. Your inserts will be designed to deliver the right directions for movement to your teeth at the appropriate time. Your doctor will tell you when to change mouthpieces and follow your progress carefully.

Most people qualify for this type of treatment. Some cases will not, but most adults and teens will be eligible for this type of treatment. People that are unable to cope with a tooth liner in their mouths for months all day long may want to consider an option that does not allow them to remove the treatment. For this reason, it may not be appropriate for young children or young teens. It will also not be suitable for people with severe misalignments.

What is Invisalign Treatment Like?

Getting Invisalign and dealing with it is easier than coping with braces. Here are some of the differences:

  • Lower upkeep
  • No threading floss through each bracket and wire to clean your teeth
  • They are easy to clean and they are nearly invisible
  • You remove them to eat, drink, floss, and brush
  • No worrying about losing or swallowing brackets

Overall you will change the liners every week. You will probably be scheduled to see your orthodontist every 4-6 weeks to make sure your progress is coming along great. Some patients will need to have attachments or handles installed. These will go right on a couple of teeth. They are there to provide extra leverage to the liners so that they can do their job correctly without needing braces or headgear.

If you and your dentist feel that you only need treatment for the top or bottom of the mouth, then you may consider Invisalign. Most treatments last between a year to a year and a half. If you carry dental insurance, Invisalign has similar coverage for braces on your plan. Be sure to call your carrier before starting the treatment. Your dentist may also offer a monthly payment plan or other options for you to pay.

Finding an Invisalign Dentist

You can feel confident using Invisalign. Over six million people have used the product, and it is FDA approved. Our Invisalign treatment in Frisco, TX, can help you straighten out your smile once and for all.

Give us a call today at 469.388.0372 to set up your Invisalign treatment consultation! We look forward to meeting you!