Inconspicuous Invisalign® for a Beautiful, Healthy Grin
Even if you want to straighten your teeth to improve your smile and dental function, you may dread the thought of braces. Thanks to our extensive training in Invisalign®, we can give you a straighter, healthier smile with no need for noticeable metal brackets and wires.
What to Expect from Invisalign® Treatment
If Dr. Dooley determines that you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, he will take digital impressions and photos of your teeth. Then he can use these images to design a set of clear aligner trays that will fit comfortably around your dental arch. Each tray will be precisely calibrated to reposition your teeth and/or readjust your bite alignment. You should wear each tray for about 2 weeks, and you should leave them on for 20 to 22 hours a day. In most cases, treatment lasts 9 to 18 months, after which you will enjoy a straighter smile, better oral health, and improved self-confidence.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, any form of orthodontic treatment can improve and protect your oral health. First, crooked teeth will increase your risk for decay, since food and bacteria can become trapped in the places where your teeth overlap. Second, dental misalignment can increase your risks for bruxism and TMJ Disorder. The uneven force across your bite will put a lot of pressure on your jaw joints, leading to inflammation or joint damage.
While traditional orthodontia can improve your oral health, Invisalign® offers several unique advantages. First, the treatment is subtle. Clear Invisalign® trays are almost imperceptible, even from a close distance. Therefore, you can continue to speak and smile with confidence. Second, you will find Invisalign® to be more comfortable than traditional braces. The trays have a smooth surface, so they will not irritate your soft tissues, and the aligners exert a gentler force on your teeth than metal braces. Invisalign® is also convenient. You can remove the aligner trays when you are eating, and you can also maintain better dental hygiene. Most importantly, Invisalign® is effective, providing results that can last the rest of your life.
Is Invisalign® Right for You?
Thanks to recent advances in Invisalign® technology, the treatment is suitable for more patients than ever before. If you struggle with any of the following orthodontic concerns, ask Dr. Dooley whether Invisalign® is right for you.
- Slightly crooked or overlapping teeth
- Gaps in your smile
- Mild to moderate bite misalignment, including an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite
If you have more severe malocclusion, Invisalign® may not be a suitable treatment. In this case, we will refer you to an orthodontic specialist for more comprehensive correction.
Ask Dr. Dooley About Invisalign®
Find out if Invisalign® can help you enjoy a straighter, healthier, and more attractive smile without traditional braces. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Dooley, call Scott Dooley Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-495-8100. We also proudly serve the residents of Dallas, Richardson, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.