For many people in need of orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked, uneven teeth, the thought of sacrificing a year and a half to metallic braces can be unthinkable, especially in adulthood. Both cosmetic and oral hygiene concerns (wire trapped spinach anyone?) often make people believe they must settle for an unattractive smile.
Invisalign in Arlington, TX
Enter Invisalign. Invisalign consists of custom made clear aligner trays that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. Unlike traditional metallic braces, the trays are removable for up to two hours each day, to allow for eating and regular brushing and flossing. Arlington, TX based dentist Dr. Joseph Reed offers both traditional braces as well as Invisalign for patients who would like to improve the appearance of their smile, without the social embarrassment that sometimes comes along with traditional orthodontics.
How Invisalign Works
The system is incredibly user-friendly and straight forward. After a comprehensive dental exam with Dr. Reed at Arlington Dental, a series of Invisalign trays are designed specifically for each patient. Each tray is worn for 22 hours a day for a period of roughly two weeks, after which it is replaced by the next tray in the series as the teeth gradually begin to shift and align into the desired position. Most healthy adults and older adolescents who can commit to wearing the trays for the required 22 hours each day and keep follow-up appointments are typically good candidates for Invisalign.
Contact a dentist in Arlington, TX
For more information on how easy to care for and effective clear aligner trays can be, and to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, contact Dr. Joseph Reed at Arlington Dental. Call (817) 303-5700 to schedule a consultation today.