Invisalign® FAQ

Invisalign Treatment in Little Elm, TX

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You deserve a smile you truly feel proud of, and at Corbridge Orthodontics, our mission is to help you achieve one. As a leading orthodontist serving Prosper, Fisco, Little Elm, and the surrounding areas, we're proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatment to our patients, and our Prosper orthodontist works hard to customize treatment to suit the unique needs of our patients. While we offer many treatments, virtually invisible Invisalign is one of our most popular options, and if you'd like to learn more about this revolutionary treatment, we're here to help. To help you get acquainted with this convenient alternative to braces, we've pulled together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Invisalign.

Common Questions About Invisalign

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays, called aligners, to straighten teeth instead of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligners are nearly impossible to see when worn and easy to pop in and out, which means Invisalign aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth.

Invisalign treatment usually lasts for a similar time period to treatment with braces. You'll wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks before moving to the next pair in the sequence, and once you finish with your last set of aligners, your new smile is yours to keep!

What are the biggest differences between Invisalign treatment and braces?

Due to their unique construction, most patients find that Invisalign causes far fewer changes to lifestyle than braces. You'll wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day, removing them only to eat, drink, and perform oral hygiene. While worn, the aligners are almost invisible and non-intrusive, and you'll still be able to eat your favorite foods and perform oral hygiene as normal. We'll bring you in for a check-in appointment about once every 6 weeks, and aside from that, most patients find that Invisalign has little impact on daily life.

What are the biggest benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign comes with a number of advantages when compared to braces. Some of the benefits most patients report from Invisalign include:

  • Almost Invisible: Because the aligners are almost invisible when worn, no one will notice you're straightening your teeth, and you also won't have braces in photos.
  • Enjoy Your Favorite Foods: You'll remove your aligners to eat, which means you won't have the same dietary restrictions that come with braces and will still be able to enjoy your favorite foods.
  • Easy Oral Hygiene: Oral hygiene with Invisalign is also much easier than with braces, as you won't need to use specialized tools like floss threaders.
  • Improved Comfort: Invisalign aligners are smooth to the touch, so they won't cause the minor cuts and scratches inside the mouth that are common with braces.

How common is Invisalign?

While metal braces are still the most popular treatment we offer, Invisalign has grown to be one of the top orthodontic treatment choices for both teenagers and adults. More than 3 million people have improved their smile with Invisalign worldwide, and it grows more popular by the day.

Schedule a Consultation with Your Little Elm Orthodontist

Invisalign is one of the easiest, most convenient options for achieving a new smile, and if you'd like to find out if Invisalign is right for you, we're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign and schedule your consultation with our Frisco, TX orthodontist. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve your dream smile!

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