Invisalign in Keller experts
You can trust Shaw Orthodontics to provide expert smiles to patients in the Keller and the surrounding communities, no matter your age. We are incredibly happy to offer the Invisalign clear aligner system to teens and adults who want the same results as traditional braces with more freedom and flexibility.
What is involved in Invisalign in Keller treatment?
This revolutionary clear aligners system aligns your and improves your oral health using clear aligner trays constructed from a smooth, comfortable material that fits over your teeth. We design these trays to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with your teeth as they move into their desired new positions. When used as directed, Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic issues. At your initial consultation, we’ll use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth. From this, we build a customized aligner specific to your smile.
What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign in Keller treatment?
Invisalign makes it easy to keep your teeth clean, which is especially important during orthodontic treatment. While the fact that your aligners are nearly invisible, that you can remove them is just as important. You can remove them to brush and floss as you usually would.
Another benefit of their removability is that you can eat whatever you want during your treatment with clear aligners. Food restrictions are often the most significant learning curve with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you don’t have to skip any of your favorite foods while you’re working on a straighter smile! Take off your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. You’ll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. Just make sure you’re clearing your teeth after every meal before putting your aligners back on and cleaning your aligners with warm water at least once or twice a day.
There are no pesky wires with Invisalign aligners to poke out and irritate the mouth, and there aren’t any adjustment appointments. We still expect Invisalign patients to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks, so Dr. Shaw can be sure everything is progressing as it should.
How does the Invisalign in Keller system work?
The Invisalign system itself is straightforward. Just wear each aligner for 20-22 hours every day and switch them out for the next in the series every 1-2 weeks. Your aligners should only remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Your teeth will move gradually as you replace the aligners with the next in the series until they reach their final desired positions.
It’s important to remember that every patient will respond differently to orthodontic treatment. Invisalign works in a different, less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means we can’t say for sure how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average is somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can differ from case to case. Treatment time depends on your compliance.
We estimate the average treatment time based on patients following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day during treatment. The most critical element necessary to success with your Invisalign treatment in Keller. Your trays will be custom designed to fit you. They will need to be changed on time to keep up with the teeth’ shifting as they straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can mess up your progress. During your regular treatments with Shaw Orthodontics, we’ll check on your treatment to ensure everything is going as planned.