Invisalign Clear Braces
Clear Braces in Richardson TX—Does Invisalign Work?
Are you thinking about getting clear braces? Are you thinking strongly about using Invisalign or other at home kits to straighten your adult teeth? Then you’re in the right spot! Dr. Jack Bodie is one of the top-rated dentists in Richardson, TX and he helps adults create the perfect smile with modern tools like Invisalign. Learn more about how these clear braces work and why they might be the right solution for you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
You can scan through any Invisalign before and after photos and see for yourself the difference they can make in your smile.
However, as with any other orthodontic treatment Invisalign and other clear braces solutions require time and patience to reposition your teeth. In most cases, you will notice your teeth gradually moving into the desired position each week.
As a patient of Dr. Bodie, you can expect to spend about six months or less to ensure you’re on the right track to achieving the smile you’re dreaming of.
While every case is unique, it typically can take about 3 to 12 months to complete using anywhere from 12 to 25 aligners in the process.
Advantages of Clear Braces Like Invisalign
Invisalign results can vary, but beyond the perfect smile, you can expect a few additional advantages of choosing clear braces over traditional metal braces.
Invisalign Is Less Noticeable
By far the greatest advantage to choosing clear braces is they are invisible! Metal braces are clunky and immediately identifiable. Adult patients who are seeking orthodontic treatment feel better about fixing their teeth when they are not noticeable. This is equally beneficial for teens who want to stay incognito. Clear braces allow you to smile confidently in photos during treatment as well.
It’s Easier to Eat with Clear Braces
One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is, “do I have to wear Invisalign constantly?” For the absolute best results, you need to wear your braces at least 20 hours per day, and up to 22 hours per day. That means you can remove your aligners when you eat! While metal braces typically make eating certain foods uncomfortable, clear braces remove the hassle and continue to straighten your teeth.
Flossing & Brushing Is Much Easier
Worried about keeping your teeth clean while you wear your Invisalign clear braces or at-home kit tray? Don’t be! You can easily remove your retainers to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.
Just like with traditional braces, repositioning your teeth can be uncomfortable with Invisalign. The good news is, the risk of mouth and gum problems with Invisalign is incredibly low. With Invisalign retainers, a special plastic is used to fit your mouth, which means you won’t have to deal with cuts or salt washes to deal with.
Less Time In The Dentist’s Office
As much as we love to see your smiling face in our dental office in Richardson, TX, we know you would prefer to be here as little as possible. That’s another reason to consider clear braces. We’ll take a scan of your teeth to create a customized retainer in our laboratory. However, once the retainer is made, you won’t have to keep coming back to visit our office for adjustments. This saves you time and the headache of coming to the dentist.
What About At-Home Kits for Clear Braces?
In addition to Invisalign, there are other at-home kits that you can use to achieve a straighter smile
through your preferred dental provider. For example, Dr. Bodie is an Invisalign provider who uses iTero Dental Scanner. This ensures that you get quality results when paired with your Invisalign aligners.
However, there are other at-home kits with mouth molds that you can manage yourself and send in.
These include Smile Club Direct, NewSmile, Byte, Candid, and Alignerco.
When using an at-home kit for your clear braces, there are a few things you need to be aware of. First, patients are asked to send in pictures and angles of their teeth to their chosen at-home kit company. These dentists will review the pictures and send an impression kit to your doorstep. You’ll never see a licensed dentist during your treatment.
Next, you’ll need to take your own impression and hope for the best, sending the kits back to the
company. They will review your impression and send your aligners.
Then, you’ll wear the kit for the recommended time and then hope your smile looks exactly like you
Unfortunately, this could run the risk of irreversible damage to your teeth or your gums. When you work with a dentist to provide Invisalign clear braces, Dr. Bodie will take X-Rays, complete full
iTero dental scan, conduct a periodontal evaluation, and ensures that no other issues need to be
corrected before you start using Invisalign’s clear braces.
Our recommendation is to use a dentist with real credentials like Dr. Bodie with 40 years of experience to achieve the perfect smile with clear braces, instead of choosing at-home kits.
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If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Dallas, TX, look no further than Dr. Jack Bodie, DDS. Whether you’re looking for real Invisalign results, need assistance with porcelain veneers, are interested in clear braces or teeth whitening, or need help with an overall dental restoration plan, Dr. Bodie in Richardson, Texas can help. With over 40 years of experience, he delivers exceptional care and the latest dental solutions to his patients.