Invisalign in West Austin TX

Whether you have been dreaming about straighter teeth or feel like it’s time to begin correcting your teenager’s smile – but you’re wholly uninterested in the thought of traditional metal braces – Invisalign or Invisalign Teen may offer the benefits you desire. Rather than relying on a metal-and-bracket system, Invisalign shifts your teeth into alignment through a much more aesthetically pleasing treatment plan.

shutterstock_188659919What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic, cosmetic treatment that aligns your teeth with the use of clear aligner trays, rather than traditional braces. To achieve straighter teeth, you will wear a series of soft, BPA-free plastic aligner trays. You can expect to wear the removable trays for approximately 20 to 22 hours a day, except while eating or caring for your teeth. While they are considered a form of braces, your Invisalign aligner trays are much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than the conventional metal option.

When you come in for your initial visit, Dr. Jaeckle will take impressions of your teeth. He will send the molds to an Invisalign lab, where a technician will create a series of custom-fitted trays that will fit beautifully over your teeth. You will need to visit our office for follow-up visits, but not as often as conventional braces because you will not require adjustments.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Like metal braces, Invisalign can correct mild to severe misalignment problems, including crooked teeth, gapped teeth, crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and openbites. Consider the wide array of benefits associated with choosing Invisalign if you need that extra push to make your final decision:

  • Invisalign aligners are clear and nearly invisible to onlookers – few to none will realize you are straightening your teeth
  • The cost of Invisalign is typically in line with traditional braces
  • You can remove your trays, unlike metal braces, for uninterrupted eating and daily hygiene
  • The soft plastic is comfortable, causing little to no irritation during wear

Am I A Good Candidate?

If you wish for a more beautiful smile without the drawbacks associated with traditional metal braces, you may make a wonderful candidate for the Invisalign system. However, if you are typically forgetful, are concerned your child may have trouble wearing aligner trays consistently – and keeping track of the trays, or if you have an extremely complex misalignment issue, Dr. Jaeckle may speak with you about more appropriate solutions, so you can achieve a straight, beautiful smile.