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July 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

Have you been curious about getting invisible braces?

You never thought that you would be considering braces as an adult but here you are. You are tired of that gap between your teeth or having a slightly crooked smile that makes you feel self-conscious. Our Arlington, TX, dentist Dr. Joseph Reed understands. He also knows that most teens and adults are looking for the least life-altering and most discreet ways to straighten smiles. Have questions about Invisalign? Here’s what you should know,

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a unique orthodontic system that helps to correct crooked or misaligned teeth through clear, thermoplastic aligners. Each aligner is uniquely designed to each person, ensuring that these transparent trays apply just the right amount of pressure to certain areas of a tooth, as well as certain teeth, in order to gradually shift teeth into the ideal position.

What problems does Invisalign fix?

Invisalign can handle a variety of dental problems including,

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

If you are dealing with misaligned teeth or jaws, chances are good that Invisalign can help.

How often do I need to wear my aligners?

In order to see results, you need to wear your Invisalign aligners as much as possible each and every day. While you should remove them before eating or brushing and flossing your teeth, the rest of the time you should keep them in. This will equate to wearing them about 20-22 hours out of the day. The more you wear them the faster you’ll achieve results.

Do I have to avoid certain foods with Invisalign?

You’ve probably heard that people have to change their diets when wearing braces; however, this doesn’t apply to Invisalign. Since the aligners are removable this means that you can simply pop them out prior to eating. You don’t have to worry about chewy or hard foods damaging your aligners since you won’t be wearing them. Just don’t forget to brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in.

How often do I need to see a dentist?

Our Arlington, TX, general dentist will be monitoring your Invisalign treatment every step of the way to ensure that everything is going according to your treatment plan and that any questions or concerns are also addressed immediately. You will come to our office every six weeks for a check-up.


If you are ready to talk with our Arlington, TX, family dentist about Invisalign then call Arlington Dental today at (817) 303-5700 to schedule a consultation for you or your teen.

March 06, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Here are some factors to consider before deciding whether to get Invisalign.

Unhappy with the state of your smile, but hesitant to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment? If so, Invisalign might be the best option for you! Available from the Arlington, TX, office of Dr. Joseph Reed, Invisalign offers a number of unique benefits that make it a highly sought after treatment. Read on to learn if this option is right for you.

You are dealing with mild-to-moderate malocclusions

With Invisalign, our Arlington, TX, dentists are able to treat a number of smile issues, including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Slightly crooked or twisted teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Not sure if your smile could benefit from Invisalign? Don’t worry—we can examine your teeth, discuss your treatment goals with you, and determine if you’re a good treatment candidate.

You want freedom with your braces

You already have your routine down pat, so why would you want to change it up now?

With Invisalign, you don’t need to change up how you brush and floss, or even what you eat. Aligners are removable, so you just take them out prior to meals and before your oral routine in the morning and again at night. It’s really that simple.

Keeping braces clean is easy

In order to prevent stains from forming on your aligners, our dentists can show you how to properly care for these trays to keep them clear, clean, and stain-free. Aligners don’t require special care, just regular cleanings throughout the day. It’s simple and easy.

Interested? Give us a call

If you are living in Arlington, TX, and want to find out if Invisalign is a good treatment option for you then turn to Dr. Reed and his caring, professional team at Arlington Dental to learn more. Schedule a consultation today at (817) 303-5700.

August 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

InvisalignInvisalign is a great way to straighten your smile and correct your orthodontic issues. However, understanding how this treatment works and how it can benefit you helps ensure that you make the best decision in regards to your orthodontic treatment options. Find out more about Invisalign and how it works with Dr. Joseph Reed at Arlington Dental in Arlington, TX.

What is Invisalign? 
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment which uses a significantly different approach to the popular traditional orthodontic methods like metal braces. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays made of plastic, customized by Invisalign’s dental laboratories to ensure a perfect, almost invisible fit. The trays apply gentle pressure to the teeth in certain areas, slowly moving them into their new positions over the course of treatment.

Do I need Invisalign? 
Invisalign treats the sane orthodontic issues as traditional braces, which often include:

  • overbite
  • underbite
  • crossbite
  • open bite
  • misaligned teeth
  • uneven teeth

Dentists usually recommend Invisalign for patients age 12 and older. Younger patients’ mouths are still growing and developing, meaning they may need to wait to begin orthodontic treatment.

How does Invisalign work? 
Invisalign comes in a series of trays. The patient wears the trays one after another until the end of their treatment. Each tray is slightly different from the last and, as they work, the teeth become straighter and straighter until, finally, they reach their final positions. During treatment, patients regularly see their dentist to ensure their treatment is going according to plan.

Invisalign Treatments in Arlington, TX
Invisalign requires a high level of commitment to your oral care routine. Slacking on your daily routine can cause issues like teeth decay or gum disease, two common dental issues which can hinder your treatment and lengthen treatment times. Simply remove your Invisalign trays to brush twice a day and floss at least once. You will see your orthodontist for routine checkups about every six weeks.

For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Reed at Arlington Dental in Arlington, TX. Call (817) 303-5700 to schedule your appointment today!

October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Would you rather not call attention to the fact that you're improving your smile? Invisalign offers a much more discreet option than metal invisalignbraces. Arlington, TX, dentist Dr. Joseph Reed of Arlington Dental explains several benefits of Invisalign.

Same results, different method

All brace systems rely on pressure to realign the teeth. Traditional braces use wires threaded through brackets, while aligner trays perform the same function in the Invisalign system. Your removable aligner trays are molded to fit your upper and lower teeth and provide constant, gentle pressure needed to straighten them or correct bite or other orthodontic issues.

Invisalign is an excellent choice if you have crooked teeth or gaps in your smile or an underbite, overbite, crossbite or open bite. Most people who need braces can take advantage of Invisalign. If you have severe or complicated orthodontic issues, traditional braces may be needed.

Invisalign aligner trays won't change your appearance, unlike metal or ceramic braces. The trays are made of clear plastic designed to make them practically invisible.

A practically pain-free option

There are no adjustments needed with Invisalign. Each set of aligner trays is designed to perform a different straightening function. At the end of two weeks. you'll simply swap one set of trays for another.

You may experience a little irritation when you first begin wearing your trays. Luckily, the irritation quickly fades as your mouth adjusts to the presence of the trays. If it continues, we can make a few adjustments in our Arlington office. You may also notice a little pressure when you wear the trays, although most people don't find the sensation painful.

No food restrictions

Want to eat popcorn, enjoy an ear of corn or chomp on a raw carrot? You can do all of these things when you wear Invisalign aligner trays. Although all of those foods are off-limits to traditional brace wearers, you won't face the same food restrictions. Every time you eat, you'll remove your aligners, which will allow you to eat anything you want. Although you can drink water while wearing your aligners, it's best to remove them when consuming other drinks, particularly those that may stain the clear plastic.

Straighten your smile discreetly with Invisalign. Call Arlington, TX, dentist Dr. Joseph Reed of Arlington Dental at (817) 303-5700 to schedule your appointment.

December 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

The need for some form of orthodontic treatment is very common in children and teenagers. But according to a report in The Wall Street invisalignJournal, the number of adults getting orthodontic treatment well past puberty and the adolescent years has risen by as much as 40 percent since the mid-90s. While it is never too late to undergo necessary orthodontic and dental treatment, bite and alignment problems (also known as malocclusions) are generally easier to treat in childhood, while the teeth and dental structures are still developing.

Adults who get braces often have to wear them for longer periods, ranging from 18 months to three years, which can potentially deter adults from getting the orthodontic treatment they need. Invisalign clear aligner trays offer an alternative to traditional metallic braces. Dr. Joseph Reed, a general and cosmetic dentist in Arlington, TX, recommends Invisalign for adults and older teenagers looking for a discreet and non-invasive option to get straighter teeth.

Get Straighter Teeth with Invisalign in Arlington, TX

The Invisalign system is very straightforward and simple to use. After a comprehensive dental exam and evaluation, a set of clear aligner trays are custom designed for each person. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks. In addition to being practically "invisible," Invisalign trays offer many advantages over traditional braces, including:

  • Can be removed for up to two hours each day for eating, brushing, and flossing
  • Are generally worn for 15 months, cutting down treatment time from traditional braces
  • Non-invasive
  • Do not disrupt nutrition, oral hygiene and lifestyle habits
  • Affordable

Most adults and older teenagers are generally eligible for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.

Find a Dentist in Arlington, TX

More and more men and women have achieved straighter, more symmetrical and attractive smiles without traditional braces, thanks to Invisalign clear aligner trays. For more information, and to find out whether Invisalign is right for you, contact Arlington Dental by calling (817) 303-5700 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reed today.