Invisalign® teeth aligners in San Antonio, Texas, are essentially removable sets of braces made from durable clear plastic. They continue to grow in popularity and availability as an alternative for adults that might feel self-conscious using traditional braces.
The aligner trays are custom made to fit your teeth and personal bite pattern for maximum comfort.
At the first session, we will take photos, x-rays and make impressions of your teeth to insure we get an accurate fit. All of this will give us a clear picture of the steps needed to meet your realignment goals. This information is then sent off to a lab where a series of plastic aligners is made.
Each set of aligners is designed to be worn for around 2 weeks. You will need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours for maximum effectiveness and shortest possible duration of use. After two weeks you will then switch to a new set plastic aligners that are slightly different. Over time, your teeth will gradually conform to the new alignment.
In most cases, the total treatment time lasts around six to eight weeks. Your dentist or orthodontist might suggest a longer duration, depending on your goals.
Be sure to maintain your typical oral hygiene regimen throughout the duration of the realignment process. Rinsing the braces with an antiseptic mouthwash that has received the ADA Seal of Acceptance will help reduce any bacterial build up on the braces themselves.
If you have questions about Invisalign braces in San Antonio, Texas, please feel free to call us at 210-761-5452 to schedule an appointment.