If you’re looking for an Invisalign dentist in Austin, TX, look no further. If poorly aligned teeth have been keeping you from showing off your smile, the professional staff here at Advanced Dental Care of Austin can help with Invisalign. This recent advancement in dental technology allows adults improve their smile and straighten their teeth discreetly. We have earned the privilege of becoming licensed Invisalign providers in order to give our patients the confident, straight smiles without the need for bulky, traditional braces.
The Invisalign process begins with a thorough examination by one of our well-trained and knowledgeable Invisalign dentists. This may include taking photos, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to determine if you are a good candidate. Once your candidacy has been determined, these will also be used to create your unique treatment plan using modern 3D technology. This will allow both you and your dentist to see the shift of your teeth over time, giving you a preview of how your smile will change through each stage of the process.
Treatment with Invisalign has many benefits when compared to traditional braces. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to gradually shift your teeth into the proper position. This means that in addition to being far more comfortable than regular braces, they have the advantage of being virtually invisible. Because they are not permanently affixed to your teeth these clear aligners can be removed when you eat. This allows you to continue eating the foods that you love. Treatment with Invisalign generally only takes around 12 months. Visits to our office are every six weeks for checkups and maintenance. Because the aligners are removable, they allow to you continue brushing and flossing normally. This makes them more hygienic than traditional braces as well.
Many patients are excellent candidates for treatment with Invisalign aligners. If you are an adult who has bite issues such as underbite, crossbite, or overbite, crowded teeth, or unusually spaced teeth, you are definitely a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign. Even if you have other dental issues, Invisalign may be able to help; you need to visit one of our dentists to be sure. Call our office today at 512-331-1477 to schedule a consultation appointment and find out if clear aligners are the right choice for you.
Although Invisalign uses advanced technology in order to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, it costs around the same as treatment with more traditional metal braces. Treatment generally costs between $3,500 and $8,000 depending on your specific dental issues and the number of aligners it will take to move your teeth into the proper position. Most patients pay an average of $5,000. If your alignment issues are very slight you may end up paying less than $2,000 in some cases. Invisalign treatment may also be covered under your dental plan or workplace-provided flexible spending account. You will need to contact your insurance provider to be sure.
How much is confidence in your appearance worth to you? Most patients find that the improvement they notice in their smile is well worth the cost; they feel more confident in their smile, which can affect their reactions and relationships both personally and professionally. If you have concerns, or are still unsure as to whether treatment with Invisalign is the right choice for you, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a consultation appointment. We can help answer any questions you may have as well as address any lingering concerns. Remember: an investment in your oral and dental health is an investment in your overall health and well-being as well.
If you’ve been told that your teenager needs braces, you probably already know that most teens aren’t thrilled with the prospect of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign Teen is an excellent way to ensure that your child can have the straight, well-aligned smile that they deserve. After all, who wants to wear clunky, uncomfortable dental appliances?
Traditional metal braces use permanently affixed metal wires and brackets that are tightened in order to gradually move your teeth into the proper alignment. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners made from BPA free plastic to do the same thing. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a far more aesthetically pleasing (not to mention less embarrassing) choice for your teenager.
Although they are applied as carefully as possible, metal braces can sometimes damage the soft tissue in your child’s mouth. They can be accidentally bumped while participating in sports or other activities. Because they are made from softer plastic, this is not a concern with clear aligners. Additionally, Invisalign is not permanently affixed to your child’s teeth, so they can be removed while your teenager eats and drinks. This also means that they can continue to brush and floss their teeth normally, improving their oral hygiene over traditional braces. The biggest advantage however, is that unlike metal braces, clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn. This prevents any damage to your teenager’s self-confidence while they are having their teeth adjusted.
If you would like to know more about Invisalign Teen, or to find out if your teenager would be a good candidate for treatment with this style of orthodontics, call our office today at 512-331-1477 or use this contact us link to schedule a consultation. We look forward to talking with both of you, and to helping your teenager achieve their ideal smile with confidence.
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