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Invisalign – Forth Worth, TX
The Best Way to Get a Straighter Smile
Do you want a healthier, straighter smile, but hate the idea of wearing bulky and uncomfortable metal braces for several years? You’re certainly not alone! Fortunately, Dr. Mark Givan offers what is often considered the best way to get a straighter smile: Invisalign in Fort Worth! These clear aligner trays are slim, smooth, removable, and nearly invisible, making them the optimal orthodontic treatment. Read on to learn more about this state-of-the-art treatment and give us a call today to schedule your consultation!
How Invisalign Works
First, your cosmetic dentist in Fort Worth Dr. Mark Givan will sit down with you to discuss your goals for your smile and what you want to achieve with the help of Invisalign. Once we’ve ensured you’re a good candidate for Invisalign and you’ve been giving the green light for treatment, we will take impressions of your smile, which will be used to formulate a treatment plan. A series of clear aligners will be created based on your impressions. Once they are ready, you will return to our office to receive instructions and your first several sets of trays.
It will be imperative that you wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours a day for two weeks. After this time, you will swap out your current set for the next ones in the series. With each new set of aligners, you will feel some minor discomfort as your teeth begin to shift in the right direction. You will slowly begin to see the gaps in your smile closing with each new set of trays.
On average, patients complete treatment in about 12-18 months. After treatment is complete, based on your individual case, you will need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from returning to their original spot.
Indications for Invisalign
Invisalign has come a long way since its invention and is now more powerful than ever. While serious or very severe orthodontic problems will likely still need to be treated with metal braces, Invisalign is a great choice for patients looking to correct mild to moderate cases of:
Teeth that are overlapping, crooked, or crowded can distract from your appearance and increase the likelihood of oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign can gently guide your teeth into better position so they look and feel their best.
Gaps Between Teeth
Gaps between your teeth may have been cute as a child, but they can be quite embarrassing as an adult. Fortunately, Invisalign can carefully shift your teeth to eliminate these spaces, improving both your appearance and your oral health.
Bite alignment issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite can cause a host of problems if left untreated. Over time, they can make your facial aesthetic seem uneven and you may even develop jaw problems like TMJ disorder. Our talented team can create a custom Invisalign plan that helps you achieve a stronger, more comfortable, and healthier bite.
The Benefits of Invisalign
- Minimal discomfort: There are no wires or brackets with Invisalign, making it a much more comfortable treatment option than metal braces, especially for your soft oral tissues.
- Fewer dental visits: While you will still need to see us for regular appointments, these visits will be much quicker than those for traditional braces, as there are no wires to adjust.
- Discreet appearance: With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about others looking at your dental work. The trays are transparent, so they are hardly noticeable.
- Flexible: Invisalign allows you to take your trays out before eating, drinking, or cleaning them, eliminating the possibility of trying to remove food and objects from your appliances.
- Easy to clean: While you can opt for the Invisalign Cleaning System to keep your trays clean, all you really need is a toothbrush, clear soap, and lukewarm water to keep dried saliva and bacteria off your aligners.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
No two smiles are exactly the same, and neither are any two Invisalign treatments. That’s why there is no set price for this orthodontic treatment. The cost of Invisalign in Fort Worth will depend entirely on your unique case, including your age, current oral health, and severity of your orthodontic problems. When you visit us for your consultation, we’ll evaluate all these factors in order to create a personalized estimate for you. We’ll also be happy to review your dental insurance policy to ensure your benefits are being maximized.