February 19, 2019
Invisalign has become a popular way for patients to receive straight smiles in the most discreet and comfortable way possible. However, many patients may not have been aware of Invisalign before electing options like braces or other dental treatment. If you’ve received traditional orthodontics, currently have braces, or have had other dental work done, you may be wondering whether or not you can get Invisalign in San Antonio. Keep reading to learn the answer from an expert dentist.
What is Invisalign Treatment?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear plastic aligning trays to gradually shift your smile into your desired position. You’ll wear each aligner for about 2 weeks, switching them out for the next in the series to progress your treatment. You’ll be recommended to wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day to stay on track with the treatment time. This process will typically take between 10 and 18 months.
Can I Make the Switch to Invisalign if I’m Currently Wearing Braces?
It is definitely possible! Many people even choose braces in San Antonio initially to correct more severe bite issues that Invisalign couldn’t, then they move onto clear braces once possible. This allows them to receive a beautifully straight smile while also getting the benefits of Invisalign for part of their treatment.
My Teeth Have Shifted Since Braces. Can Invisalign Fix This?
Invisalign is commonly used to treat crooked teeth, whether you’ve had braces or not. By using a series of clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place, Invisalign treatment can correct mild to moderate misalignment.
Will Invisalign Work if I Have Crowns or Veneers?
Invisalign can still work with crowns or veneers, but you will have to ask your dentist first. Your dentist will check where you’ve had work done and what type of restorations you may have to decide whether or not Invisalign clear braces are right for you.
Will Invisalign Treatment Work with My Dental Bridges?
Because Invisalign clear braces are designed to move each individual tooth, this treatment may not be effective if you have dental bridges. The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment with your dentist.
No two mouths are the same, which is why it’s important to visit your dentist if you’re considering Invisalign. Contact your dental office to get started on a beautifully straight smile.
About the Practice
At New Image Dentistry, we have a team of 5 dentists who are ready to help you smile. They offer Invisalign at their practice to give patients beautifully aligned smiles while boosting their confidence. For any questions, they can be contacted through their website or by phone at (210) 804-1558.