Your Smile Secret Is Safe With Us
The future is here, thanks to clear braces. Our dental office in Richardson, TX, is specially trained and equipped to handle both teen and adult orthodontic cases using clear braces, including Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™.
What Are Clear Braces?
Clear braces or Invisalign relies on a series of BPA-free, removable plastic aligners that are clear and custom-fitted to your teeth without a sore mouth full of metal. Dr. Jack Bodie has invested in some of the most state-of-the-art 3-D computer imaging technology available in dentistry today. This equipment allows for a precise fit for your clear braces and an accelerated treatment time so you can start showing everyone your new, straight smile sooner rather than later.
Typically, patients wear a set of aligners for around two weeks. As soon as you start treatment, you’ll notice how convenient it is to remove the clear aligners when it’s time to eat, drink, floss, and brush. These are pretty much the only times you’ll want to remove your clear braces. They’re generally worn for about 22 hours each day.
How Do Clear Braces Work?
As with any effective orthodontic treatment, clear braces do take time to reposition your teeth. You should expect your teeth to move gradually over the course of each week until they’re finally in the desired position. Throughout treatment with your clear braces, you can expect to see Dr. Bodie around every six weeks just to make sure you’re on the right track to a straight, healthy smile.
Total treatment time for clear braces is difficult to predict from case to case because every smile truly is different. On average, patients can expect clear aligners to take about 9 to 15 months to complete using somewhere between 18 to 30 aligners.
What Are Some of The Benefits of Clear Braces?
There are so many advantages to choosing clear braces or aligners for your orthodontic needs. Once you see how much they can benefit your health and your smile, while being extremely convenient, you’ll understand why so many of your Richardson neighbors are choosing this cutting-edge solution for themselves or their loved ones.
Advantage #1 — Fewer Food Restrictions
Instead of traditional metal braces that can make eating certain foods a real challenge, clear braces rely on aligners that can come out when it’s time for a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Advantage #2 — Improved Self-Esteem
There’s no denying that going through orthodontic treatment can be embarrassing for some adults and teens, but the experience with clear braces is different. You can feel good about straightening your smile and improving your confidence every step of the way.
Advantage #3 — More Flexibility
When you choose clear braces or Invisalign, you’re going to maintain a certain level of freedom to continue participating in the activities you love, like sports. You can remove your aligner during play, giving you more sports options. (Always remember to protect your teeth with a mouthguard!)
Getting the straight smile you’ve always wanted for yourself or your teen is more accessible and more affordable than you think. Take the first step today, and schedule a visit to talk to Dr. Bodie about your orthodontic needs and options.