Invisalign® is a popular alternative to traditional braces, helping teens and adults in Richardson, Texas, enjoy straighter teeth and more beautiful smiles. Scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Chang is the first step toward determining if Invisalign® could be right for patients.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment system that’s a convenient alternative to traditional braces. The Invisalign® system uses a series of custom-fit aligners or trays designed to move patients’ teeth into position over time. The number of trays and the length of treatment will depend on their specific needs and treatment objectives.
Invisalign® offers several advantages over traditional braces:
Invisalign® does cost more than traditional braces, and depending on the patients’ insurance plan, out-of-pocket costs may be higher. Also, while the Invisalign® aligners can treat most orthodontic issues, for some patients, traditional braces may be a better choice.
First, the patients’ teeth will be carefully assessed to ensure Invisalign® is the right choice to help them reach their goals. Once it’s been determined that the patient is a good candidate for Invisalign®, treatment begins with dental impressions, which are sent to the lab where custom aligners will be made. The impressions are scanned into a computer, and special software is used to create 3-D models that show the movements the teeth will need to make over time to come into alignment. The aligners will be made based on these models. During treatment, patients will wear each aligner for about two weeks before swapping it for the next one in the series. Patients need to be seen about every six weeks or so to make sure their treatment stays on track. Most treatments take two years or less to complete.
Please contact the office to find out if your specific plan is accepted.
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