If you want a balanced and more aesthetically pleasing smile, consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. At Franklin Square Dental, general and cosmetic dentists Zhiyong Fan, DDS, and Amira Hassan, DDS, offer Invisalign to teens and adults. To make an appointment for yourself or your child at the practice in Austin or Bee Cave, Texas, call the nearest office, or click the online booking feature today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that straightens your teeth and jaw with a series of see-through oral aligners. Each aligner is made of SmartTrack®, a thermoplastic that doesn’t contain latex, gluten, or BPS. As a result, treatment is safe for pregnant people as well as those with allergies.
What’s more, Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can still eat your favorite foods, including dried fruit, nuts, and even popcorn.
Franklin Square Dental uses Invisalign to correct various alignment issues, including:
You might also benefit from treatment with Invisalign if you have an abnormal bite, like crossbite, an overbite, or an underbite.
At Franklin Square Dental, Invisalign treatment begins with a review of your dental health history, an oral exam, and a series of digital X-rays. If your provider determines that your teeth or jaw are misaligned, they take digital impressions of your mouth with an intraoral scanner.
Your provider uploads the scans to a computer-aided design (CAD) program and develops a custom orthodontic treatment plan. The plan maps out the movements of your teeth and jaw, ensuring you achieve your desired results.
After your Franklin Square Dental provider finishes developing a treatment plan, they send your scans to an Invisalign laboratory. A technician at the lab uses the scans to design and manufacture your first pair of custom aligners.
About a week later, you return to Franklin Square Dental and try your aligners on. Your provider makes adjustments as necessary and explains how to care for them. To ensure treatment goes smoothly, make sure to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.
The length of time that treatment with Invisalign takes depends on various factors, including the severity of your alignment issues and your commitment to your provider’s treatment plan. Most people complete treatment in about 12 months* but it can take longer. Be patient, attend each of your appointments, and follow your provider’s instructions closely.
To see if you qualify for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, make an appointment at Franklin Square Dental by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.