Traditional metal braces aren’t the only way to straighten your teeth. Steve Snodell, DDS, MS, offers Invisalign® to his patients at Cedar Park Orthodontics, who are looking for an alternative method for getting their teeth and jaw into better alignment. To learn more, schedule a visit to Cedar Park Orthodontics’ conveniently located clinic in Cedar Park, Texas. Book your appointment by phone or online today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic system that straightens your smile with clear aligners made from smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic. This “transparent orthodontics” treatment offers a comfortable, convenient, and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces, and is growing in popularity. Over 6 million people worldwide have chosen to straighten their smiles with Invisalign.
What conditions does Invisalign treat?
Invisalign treats many of the same conditions for which you might otherwise use traditional metal braces, including:
- Widely spaced teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
Many patients also use Invisalign to cosmetically enhance their smile with an overall straightening of their teeth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
As a more modern system, Invisalign has several advantages over other orthodontic treatments, including:
Your clear aligners are virtually invisible when you’re wearing them, so nobody will notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Your aligners are removable, so you can take them out when you need to eat, brush, or floss. This saves you from having to change your diet and learn special techniques to keep your teeth clean during your treatment.
The smooth plastic of your aligners is incredibly comfortable in your mouth and won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks like the metal brackets and wires of braces.
Invisalign can straighten most patients’ smiles in one year or less.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
First, Dr. Snodell takes an impression of your mouth with the iTero Scanner that he uploads into a computer to make a virtual model of your teeth. He sends that impression off to a lab that uses it to design your series of aligners.
You wear your aligners all day, every day, taking them out only when you need to eat, brush, or floss. Every two weeks, you move on to the next aligner in your set, until you eventually reach your target alignment and achieve your beautiful and healthy new smile.
To get started with Invisalign, schedule an appointment with Dr. Snodell at Cedar Park Orthodontics by calling the office or booking a visit online today.