THE CARE BEHIND A HEALTHY SMILE
- Jon Stuver
CLEAR ALIGNER TREATMENT IN MELISSA, TX
Straight and healthy teeth can be yours with clear aligners from Melissa Dental & Orthodontics. Our team is proud to offer comprehensive pediatric, cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic services. With several years of experience and a new state-of-the-art facility, you can trust in us for superior service and care.
We are here to help with Invisalign and other brands of clear aligners in Melissa, TX. Schedule your complimentary consultation at our office today to determine if you are a good candidate to wear removable, comfortable aligners.
What Are Clear Aligners & How Does It Work?
Similar to traditional metal braces, clear aligners are designed to give you a straighter smile by moving your teeth a little at a time. First, your orthodontist will create a mold of your teeth, which will turn into aligners that are plastic replicas of your teeth. Each set of aligners provides a little bit more tooth movement, slowly putting your teeth into the proper position.
Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like metal braces. These removable aligners are made of flexible plastic and provide patients with beautiful, straight teeth in as little as six months!
Your dentist will evaluate your progress at each appointment and ensure your teeth are on their way to the proper position. When you get Invisalign or other clear aligners to straighten your teeth, you typically need fewer appointments than if you were to use traditional metal braces.
Although treatment plans vary for each patient, most patients begin to see improvements in their smiles in a matter of weeks.
What Are Some Benefits Of Undergoing Clear Aligner Treatment?
Clear aligners are beneficial for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic conditions who do not want to wear braces. Teenagers may want to avoid braces during their school-age years for a variety of reasons. Luckily, we live in a time with countless orthodontic options. Likewise, adults may be embarrassed to have braces as part of their daily life. Braces in adults may distract from dating or career goals while getting in the way of your personal style. Whatever your reasons are for choosing clear aligners, our team supports you and wants to help.
The best part of clear aligners is that they often go unnoticed. In fact, most people won’t be able to tell you are wearing them at all. One of the only downfalls of clear aligners is having to remove them during mealtimes. However, after some time, most patients master the art of making the removal process a discreet practice.
What Does The Clear Aligner Fitting Process Entail?
Your dentist will begin with a digital molding process to get an accurate model of your teeth. This includes X-rays and digital scans that are sent to a laboratory to build your aligner trays.
When your aligners are ready, you will pick them up at one of our offices. We prefer you pick them up in person so that we can schedule a fitting. During this relatively fast appointment, we will ensure that your aligners fit snug and stay in place. Your Melissa Dental & Orthodontics team will also take this opportunity to go over care instructions for your new aligners.