What is Invisalign?
Invisalign has rapidly become a prevalent orthodontic procedure for teens and adults that want to achieve a beautiful smile without the use of traditional braces. Using clear, comfortable, removable and virtually invisible aligners, you will be able to show off your smile during treatment and beyond.
3D computer imaging technology creates the Invisalign clear aligners, which have been proven as a highly effective method of correcting crooked or misaligned teeth. Dr. Cochran and his team are orthodontic specialists that provide affordable Invisalign treatment options in San Antonio, TX and its surrounding areas.
Why Choose Invisalign?
The Invisalign clear aligners are practically invisible, as well as removable. This means that there is no need to feel self-conscious while wearing the trays, and you will also be able to eat your favorite foods during treatment, as you can simply remove them. Another benefit is that you will have no problem with brushing and flossing your teeth.
With the Invisalign treatment, you will be able to view your treatment plan, which will allow you to see how straight your teeth will be and how healthy and beautiful your smile will end up when you’ve completed your treatment.
How Does Invisalign Work?
During your initial visit, Cochran Orthodontics will provide you with an Invisalign consultation. This appointment will help us in determining if you are a good fit for an Invisalign treatment. Bear in mind that the near-invisible aligners are best suited for patients that have mild to moderate crooked or misaligned teeth.
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, you will receive your clear aligners. A full set of aligners will be delivered and each one is moderately different from the previous one, as they will guide your teeth into their correct alignment in a gradual manner.
To achieve your desired results, it’s essential that you wear your aligners during the required amount of time, which will be around 22 hours a day. You should only remove them when you are brushing or flossing your teeth or when you are eating.
What is the Post-Treatment Care?
Once you have finished your treatment, there is no longer a need to wear the aligners. However, you will have to wear a retainer, which will help you in protecting your new smile. You will also need to continue visiting our office for routine check-ups, along with your twice-annual teeth cleaning.
Benefits of an Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign trays are specifically designed for your teeth, and there are no irritating brackets or wires that get in the way when eating or brushing. You might feel a slight discomfort from the minimal pressure applied by the aligners as they correct your smile.
Fits a busy schedule
Contrary to traditional braces, you will not require frequent appointments to tighten and change your wires. You will only need to visit Dr. Cochran for visits once every couple of months, for a routine checkup.
Adults especially are sometimes wary of receiving the orthodontic treatment they need, as wearing traditional braces could be embarrassing. There’s no need to feel self-conscious with Invisalign, as they are next to invisible and they will not be noticed by the people around you.
Following Dr. Cochran’s recommendations to the letter will mean that you can start to see results from the treatment in as little as a few months.
Contact us today at 210.874.2508 or via our website to start your Invisalign treatment. We coordinate payment plans and work with most insurance companies, to make sure your treatment is affordable, and you’re on your way to a beautiful and healthy smile.