Dentist in Richardson, TX

Will Invisalign help with my overbite?

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic system that corrects poorly aligned teeth and improves one’s occlusion. An occlusion refers to the way that a person’s lower and upper sets of teeth fit together when the mouth is at rest. Overbites are common malocclusions that can be improved with Invisalign treatment.

Our dentist offers Invisalign to adults and teenagers who desire a straighter smile, discreetly. When compared to traditional orthodontia such as brackets, wires, and ligatures, Invisalign is far less conspicuous and virtually unnoticeable to others.

Following are answers to frequently asked questions regarding Invisalign.

How is Invisalign different from braces?

Invisalign is unique when compared to braces because of the materials used to create these teeth-straightening oral appliances. Instead of metal wires and fixed brackets, the Invisalign system consists of clear, plastic appliances called aligners. An aligner resembles a retainer. Aligners are worn throughout the course of treatment, which is determined by our dentist based on a patient’s unique needs.

How does Invisalign work?

Like traditional orthodontia, Invisalign applies gentle yet consistent pressure to teeth to move them to straighter positions over time. Every two weeks, patients will wear a new set of aligners. Each set of aligners is slightly tighter than the previous set. Treatment times can vary but patients can expect to see visible results within a few months.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is great for adults who want a straighter smile without the need for conspicuous metal braces. Beyond the aesthetic benefits of Invisalign, this orthodontic system is considered more comfortable by most patients. This is because the plastic aligners will not scrape against soft tissues like the linings of the lips. Moreover, aligners are removable. This means that people receiving Invisalign treatment will remove their aligners for meals and oral hygiene. Removable aligners mean that Invisalign will not obstruct oral function or make oral hygiene difficult.

If you are wondering whether Invisalign is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our practice. At your appointment, our team can determine if this treatment option is right for you, so call us today at (972) 218-0078!

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