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Discreet Orthodontic Care For Misaligned Teeth

Want to straighten your smile without wearing metal braces? We offer Invisalign in Copperas Cove, TX, making your orthodontic treatment a secret by adjusting your teeth without drawing unwanted attention! 

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment designed to straighten teeth through the use of clear, plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. This innovative approach to teeth straightening offers a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. The aligners are custom-made for each patient based on 3D imaging of their mouth, ensuring a comfortable and precise fit.

The treatment involves wearing a series of aligners, each slightly different from the last, which gradually move teeth into their desired position. Patients typically switch to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks, as directed by their dentist or orthodontist. The aligners are removable, allowing for easier eating, brushing, and flossing, but they should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day for optimal results.

Invisalign in Copperas Cove, TX

Can Invisalign Provide The Same Results As Braces?

Metal braces treat gaps, overlaps, and other teeth spacing problems, but they are hard to overlook and remain stuck to your teeth throughout your treatment. Invisalign takes on mild and moderate misalignments without these issues!

Am I A Good Candidate? 

For teens and adults – including adults whose teeth shifted later in life – Invisalign can be a great choice. Before we recommend any service, Dr. Grantham provides detailed consultations to help you determine if Invisalign is the best course of treatment to reach your smile and dental health goals.

How Is Treatment Planned?

The digital images and impressions we capture with our iTero digital scanner will tell us what adjustments your smile needs. From that information, we are able to provide a set of aligners that you wear over a set length of time to gradually move teeth. And, you’re able to see how your new smile will look before treatment even begins!

Once your custom aligners are ready, you’ll return to our dental office to receive them. Dr. Grantham will ensure the first set fits properly and will provide detailed instructions on how to use and care for them. Typically, you’ll wear each set of aligners for about one to two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series.

Throughout your Invisalign treatment, you’ll have scheduled check-ups with your dentist, usually every 6 to 8 weeks. These appointments allow us to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners do not require adjustments, so these visits are typically shorter and less frequent.

Will Invisalign Change My Daily Routine? 

Invisalign aligners are made from a clear material that makes them hard to notice. Because you can remove the aligners to eat and drink and brush and floss your teeth, they are easy to fit into your lifestyle. Our team will show you how to properly use, clean, and change your aligners when you start your treatment.

Are There Other Ways To Make My Smile Straighter?

  • Six Month Smiles is an efficient and conservative treatment for crowding, crooked teeth, and other problems. We can evaluate you to determine if you are a good candidate for this timely approach.
  • Porcelain veneers and other cosmetic solutions can help with some spacing problems. These approaches offer faster results and resolve more than just spacing problems.

More Commonly Asked Questions

How Do I Clean My Aligners?

To clean your Invisalign aligners, rinse them under lukewarm water every time you remove them to prevent dry saliva and plaque from building up. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear, gentle soap to brush them gently, avoiding colored soaps that can stain the aligners. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic. For a deeper clean, you can use Invisalign cleaning crystals or a denture cleaner, following the product instructions. Rinse the aligners thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth.

Can I Eat With Invisalign Aligners In?

No, you should remove your Invisalign aligners before eating or drinking anything other than water. Food and drinks can stain or damage the aligners. Always brush your teeth before reinserting the aligners to maintain oral hygiene and prevent cavities.

Will Wearing Invisalign Aligners Affect My Speech?

Some people may experience a temporary adjustment period during which they notice a slight lisp or change in their speech. This is typically short-lived, as most patients quickly adapt to wearing the aligners within a few days and speak normally.

Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?

Invisalign treatment involves gradual movement of your teeth, which can cause some discomfort, especially when switching to a new set of aligners. However, this discomfort is usually mild and temporary, often described as a feeling of pressure, and it’s a sign that the aligners are working. Pain relief can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary.

Get The Smile of Your Dreams With Invisalign in Copperas Cove, TX!

Ready to transform your smile with the convenience and discretion of Invisalign? Schedule your consultation at Cove Family Dental in Copperas Cove, TX, today, and take the first step towards the confident, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of!