Many patients aren’t fans of metal braces, but with Invisalign, you can get a straight smile without the hassle! Invisalign uses a series of discreet clear aligners to gently realign your teeth. The results are faster than with traditional braces, and they’re far more comfortable! Here at Enamel Dentistry Saltillo, we believe our Downtown Austin patients should have the smile they’ve always wanted, with the latest, most comfortable treatment options. We also believe that visiting the dentist should never be a drag! That’s why we make every visit a fun, positive experience – and we even throw some comforts of home to make it even better. Sip a little beer or wine while you wait, check out the latest releases on Netflix, or simply chill on the couch and soak up the hip, inclusive vibes. Schedule an appointment with us today!
Have you been putting off straightening your smile because you dreaded the idea of wearing braces? We feel ya! Braces, although effective, can be bulky and uncomfortable. Even worse, they can contribute to other issues, like hidden cavities and staining. Then there are things like hygiene – it can be difficult to thoroughly brush every nook and cranny when you have braces! And of course, there’s always the aesthetic factor – some patients just don’t care for the way they look. Fortunately, all these reasons are what make Invisalign treatment such a great alternative!
Invisalign aligners are made from clear, BPA-free plastic; they look similar to a mouthguard. We start by taking digital impressions of your teeth (that’s right, no more goop!) which are then used to create a custom set of aligners for you. You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, and then switch it out for the new set in the series. Most patients generally need about 20-24 aligners total and generally complete treatment within a year. The aligners are completely removable, so you’ll be able to brush, floss, and eat with ease. Although you’ll need to wear them for most of the day to be effective, you can pop ‘em out for special occasions or photos. Although they’re so discreet, most people won’t be able to tell you’re wearing them!
Invisalign is effective for minor to moderate alignment issues, however, it’s not recommended for Downtown Austin patients with more severe alignment issues like open bites, excessively crowded or crooked teeth, or extreme underbites or overbites. If you’d like to find out the aligners are right for you, schedule an appointment with our Invisalign doctor, Dr. Gulati! He’ll take a look at your smile and let you know which options will help you reach your cosmetic goals. We also offer complete general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, so whether you need a filling, a dental implant, or even a full cosmetic makeover, we have everything your smile could need to look it’s best. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and get started on a smile you’ll love to flash!