Invisalign® in Mansfield
Solutions for Orthodontic Problems
Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you wish your teeth were straight, but want to avoid braces? Modern orthodontics offers an alternative to traditional metal braces to give you the straight, attractive smile you have always wanted. Our Mansfield cosmetic dentists at Orchard Family Dental offers Invisalign® orthodontic treatment to improve the smiles of our patients.
Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces
Invisalign® is designed to move the teeth into the desired position using clear plastic aligners, rather than metal braces. The aligners fit over the teeth and are barely noticeable. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces. The time required for treatment varies, depending on the problem that needs to be corrected. Most patients are able to see results in about a year.
Invisalign® is helpful for correcting:
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bite
- Cross bite
How Invisalign® Works
Dentists may either take impressions or create 3D images of your teeth using a digital scanning system. This is used to create a precise treatment plan to suit the specific needs of each patient. This information is used to make a series of custom aligners to correct your specific problem and gently and gradually move your teeth into the correct position.
The aligners are worn for at least 20 to 22 hours a day and removed only for eating and brushing and flossing your teeth. It is essential that you wear the aligners most of the time for the treatment to work according to plan. About every two weeks, you will switch to the next aligner in the series, as your teeth begin to shift. You will visit the dentist periodically throughout the course of treatment to have your progress monitored. At the end of the treatment, a clear retainer is available to help keep your teeth in position.
Wondering if Invisalign is right for you? Call (817) 631-2444 to schedule an appointment with a Mansfield dentist.