Nowadays, it’s almost as common to see an adult wearing braces as it is a middle schooler. Actually, there may be more adults wearing braces than you think. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth and nobody needs to know except you and the team at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls.
Time was when having orthodontics meant wearing bulky and unsightly metal brackets and wires on your teeth. Now, however, you can achieve the same straight smile with clear braces, Marble Falls. Invisalign uses a sequential series of clear aligners to gradually move your teeth into their proper alignment. These aligners are made of smooth, BPA-free plastic that will not irritate gums and cheeks the way traditional braces can.
Moreover, Invisalign aligners are removable, which is great for two reasons. First, you’ll be able to brush and floss your teeth as you normally do, so there’s less risk of oral health problems such as tooth decay or gum disease developing while you undergo orthodontic treatment. Secondly, you can eat whatever you like, because you’ll remove the aligners when you want to have a meal. And foods that are normally forbidden with traditional braces—popcorn, carrots, chewy foods—are permissible with Invisalign.
Invisible Braces in Marble Falls
If you and one of the dentists at Ritchie Dental Group determine that Invisalign is the right course of orthodontic treatment for you, then you may only be a year or two away from having the straight smile you’ve always wanted. At your first appointment, we’ll take a series of comprehensive x-rays, as well as intraoral photographs and an impression. All of this information is sent to the Invisalign lab to create a 3D representation of your teeth and bite. We then create a treatment plan based on this imaging. The treatment plan is what Invisalign will use to design and fabricate your customized aligners.
All you have to do is wear your aligners for approximately 22 hours every day. After wearing one set for two weeks, you’ll move on to the next set in the series. As you advance from one set of clear braces to the next, you will see your smile become straighter and straighter. Depending on the complexity of your case, your treatment will likely take no more than a couple of years. Then, your smile will be straight and you’ll want everyone to know.
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If you would like to know more about Invisalign for yourself or someone else in your family—and with Invisalign Teen, we can straighten teenager’s teeth invisibly, too—then contact Ritchie Dental Group. We beautify teeth in Marble Falls, Llano, Horseshoe Bay, Austin and Burnet — let us help yours, too.