How would you feel about getting a perfect smile without having to wear clunky braces? Invisalign® clear aligners in Arlington, Texas, are the perfect solution for correcting your smile in your teenage years. Invisalign aligners offer teens the correcting benefits of traditional wire and bracket braces while conveniently keeping their teeth free from uncomfortable appliances. Call Smiles Family Dental at 817-277-1971 today to set up a free consultation with our dentists, Dr. Angelie Zamora and Dr. Britany Jenkins.
Why Do I Need Braces?
Most mouths have less-than-perfect teeth and need to be adjusted for different issues. Some common issues that need correction are:
- Overbites: When your upper teeth close in front of your lower teeth.
- Underbites: When your upper teeth line up behind your lower teeth.
- Crossbites: When your upper and lower teeth do not line up correctly.
- Gap Teeth: When you have extra space between your teeth.
- Open Bite: When your teeth do not meet when closed.
- Crowded Teeth: When your teeth are bunched up along the jaw.
- Crooked Teeth: When your teeth have grown in the wrong position.
These issues can make chewing difficult, cause discomfort and generally look less attractive than straighter teeth. Invisalign aligners are created to solve these problems almost without you noticing!
What Do They Look Like?
Invisalign clear aligners are hardly noticeable. That is why they are such a great option for teens looking to straighten their teeth. Invisalign aligners are made from a strong, clear plastic that conforms to the shape of your mouth. While being worn, they appear practically invisible to everyone around you.
What Will They Feel Like?
Invisalign aligners are a form of braces, so you are going to feel some pressure on your teeth while you are wearing them. Braces slowly alter the position of your teeth using gentle amounts of pressure. It may take a few days to get used to the feeling of having your teeth adjusted, but most people are able to manage the slight discomfort well.
Invisalign clear aligners are also custom fit to your mouth. The advanced 3D mapping and X-ray scans of your mouth help us create alignment trays that fit snugly against your teeth and conform to your gumline. This is a big improvement from traditional braces, which use wires and brackets glued to your teeth.
Beyond that, Invisalign clear aligners are made out of a smooth, comfortable plastic that will feel easy against the inside of your lips as well.
Great on the Go
Invisalign clear aligners are also great for teens heavily involved in sports or performing arts. Invisalign aligners conform snugly to your teeth, so they do not fall out while you are running. Their durability and structure can offer light protection from impact. While Invisalign aligners should never be substituted for mouth guards, they can be better than nothing when it comes to protecting your teeth in sports.
Their smooth plastic exterior allows for playing instruments with about the same comfort as without aligners. Plastic aligners are much less obtrusive than wire and bracket braces and will not leave your lips sore like they would be after playing an instrument with traditional braces.
Caring for Your Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign aligners are much easier to care for than regular braces. For one, you can remove them to eat or clean your teeth whenever you want. You can rinse them out with water or do a light clean with toothpaste and a toothbrush.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you do not have to worry about popping off a bracket while eating or doing any other activity. This conveniently puts you at ease knowing you do not typically have to worry about going in for extra emergency appointments.
How Long Will It Take?
The complete treatment can be anywhere from six months to two years. Individual circumstances make it impossible to determine exactly how long treatment will last.
Treatment length also depends on how long you wear your aligners. Those who wear their aligners as prescribed are likely to see faster results. When your treatment is completed, you will need to wear a retainer daily or as prescribed to ensure your teeth do not go back to their original positions.
Treat Your Teen to Almost Invisible Teeth Straightening
Your teen can straighten their teeth comfortably and discreetly with Invisalign aligners — no eye-catching metal required! Contact us today with any questions you might have or to schedule an Invisalign consultation for your teen.