A Quick Q&A About Invisalign®

The desire for a straighter and more attractive smile is common, but for many teens and adults, the thought of wearing metal braces can be disconcerting. The good news is that many patients can enjoy the healthy, symmetrical smiles they deserve with a more comfortable and discreet alternative—Invisalign® clear aligners! If you have questions about Invisalign® and whether or not it’s the ideal option for you, schedule a consultation or speak with your dentist during your next routine visit.

Are Invisalign® aligners really invisible?

Invisalign® aligners are often referred to as invisible braces, and with good reason. Though not exactly invisible, the aligners are crafted from clear, custom-fitted acrylic. When placed over your teeth, their transparency and firm fit make them virtually invisible even from a close distance.

How long does treatment last?

The goal of orthodontic treatment is to gently move teeth into straighter positions at a pace that allows your teeth’s roots and jawbone structure to adjust accordingly. While Invisalign® treatment can take as long as traditional braces, the entire process is significantly more comfortable and more discreet, making your treatment time fly by in comparison to metal braces.

What other benefits does Invisalign® provide?

By trading brackets and wires for innovative clear aligners, Invisalign® offers a number of benefits compared to traditional braces, including:

  • Greater confidence through more discreet treatment
  • Improved convenience without brackets and wires to deal with
  • Improved hygiene (you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth)
  • Better overall health by allowing you to eat a variety of healthy foods
  • And more!

Get More Answers About Invisalign® Treatment

If you need to straighten your teeth, then ask your dentist if Invisalign® treatment is a viable option. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Steven Huffstutler in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-577-1444.