Invisalign® Clear Orthodontics in Tyler, TX

If you want to get a straighter smile without the hassle and, let’s face it, unsightly look of conventional braces, Invisalign clear aligner therapy could be for you! Dr. Laird and our team can use Invisalign to correct mild to moderate spacing, crowding, and alignment issues. Our patients love Invisalign for many reasons, including their clear color, removability, and quicker treatment time. Visit us for an Invisalign consultation to find out if this orthodontic option is right for you!

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How Invisalign Works

Unlike traditional braces that pull on teeth to move them into new positions, Invisalign gently pushes teeth. The system uses a series of clear aligners to ease teeth where we want them to go.

To start your treatment, we bring you in to take impressions of your teeth as they currently are. We also work with you to design your dream smile. The lab uses the impressions and smile design to create your series of aligners. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth a little bit more. Wear each set for about two weeks and then switch to the next set. You’ll visit us every four to six weeks so we can check on your progress and give you your next sets of aligners. In an average of about a year, you’ll have a straighter smile.

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Clear aligners are barely noticeable
  • Smooth plastic material won’t cut or irritate lips, cheeks, or gums
  • Removable aligners mean you can eat, drink, brush, and floss like normal
  • Average treatment time is shorter than metal braces

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

We understand that one of the first things you’ll wonder about is the cost of orthodontic treatment, but we don’t want financial concerns to keep you from your dream smile. Before we begin treatment, we’ll go over your expected out-of-pocket costs as well as the payment options available to you. You won’t be caught off-guard by unexpected costs. We will work with you and your budget to ensure that you get the care you need and deserve.

Invisalign FAQs

How do I take care of my Invisalign aligners?

It’s important to brush your teeth after every meal before placing your clear aligners back in your mouth. This prevents food residue from accumulating and harboring bacteria. Rinse your aligners each time you remove them. When brushing or rinsing, ensure the water is not too hot to avoid warping the plastic.

When should I use Invisalign instead of traditional braces?

Invisalign treats patients with cases of crowded teeth, misaligned bites, gaps, and much more. If you have any of these, but you don’t want the embarrassment of traditional braces, Invisalign may be the right choice for you. During your initial consultation, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your smile and determine which orthodontic therapy is best for you.

How do I maintain my teeth’s alignment?

After your Invisalign clear aligners are removed, you may be given a retainer to prevent any gradual movement or shifting of your teeth. You should wear your retainer exactly as recommended in order to maintain your teeth’s new positions.

Is Invisalign suitable for everyone?

Invisalign can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. However, it may not be suitable for severe orthodontic cases. A consultation with an Invisalign-trained dentist or orthodontist will determine if you are a good candidate.

How long does the Invisalign treatment take?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. On average, treatment takes about 12 to 18 months, but some cases can be shorter or longer.

How often must I wear the Invisalign aligners?

For optimal results, you should wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking (except water), brushing, and flossing.

Are there any dietary restrictions with Invisalign?

No, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign because the aligners are removable. You can eat and drink whatever you like, but it’s important to remove the aligners before consuming anything other than water.

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