Discreetly Straighten Your Teeth
Straight teeth are an integral part of a beautiful smile. Even though many of us wish for straighter teeth, traditional braces are not for everybody. Advancements in the field of orthodontics have introduced exciting new technologies and treatment options. Invisalign®, referred to by many as invisible braces, uses a series of clear, removable plastic aligners to gently move teeth toward their optimal positions in the mouth.
At Frisco Family Dentistry, we treat many adults who are interested in discreetly straightening their smiles. We proudly offer Invisalign® to our patients in Frisco and surrounding communities, and we invite you to learn more about whether you are a good candidate for the treatment during a consultation with Dr. Dominic Nuosce. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are interested in straightening your teeth and are in good oral health, you are most likely a good candidate for Invisalign®. Invisalign® can be used to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Correct teeth that are misaligned or overlapped
- Adjust teeth suffering from underbite, overbite, open bite, or crossbite
- Correct protruding teeth
Dr. Nuosce can determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign® by conducting a thorough examination of your mouth. You can even preview images of what your smile will look like at the end of your treatment.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
During the planning phase of treatment, impressions will be taken and digital imaging will be used to precisely map the realignment of your teeth. This data will be sent to an off-site laboratory and used to create a set of customized aligners for you. The number of aligners you will wear, as well as duration of your treatment, will be determined the extent of your orthodontic issues as well as your cosmetic goals.
Once we receive your aligners, you will return for a second visit. We will ensure that your first aligner fits properly, and discuss your treatment in detail. Each aligner will be swapped out every two weeks as your teeth gradually move toward their ideal positions. You will also undergo periodic check-ups to ensure that your treatment is progressing smoothly. Overall you will spend far less time in the exam chair than would be necessary with traditional braces.
Invisalign® offers a number of benefits over traditional orthodontics. The aligners:
- Are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic, and lack any sharp edges that can snag the mouth's sensitive tissues
- Can easily be removed for cleaning, and do not interfere with access to the teeth during brushing and flossing
- Are virtually undetectable to others when they're being worn
- Do not affect your diet - you can continue to enjoy your favorite sticky and crunchy foods
Most importantly, Invisalign® focuses on minor tooth movement, meaning that treatment can often be completed in less time than would be possible with traditional braces. Some of our patients are able to achieve striking improvements to their smiles in as little as six months.
Schedule an Appointment
It's never too late to have straighter teeth and a more uniform smile. We also offer a full range of additional cosmetic dentistry services, such as teeth whitening, to further enhance your smile. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about Invisalign®.