Invisalign

Moderna Dental Studio

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in Farmers Branch, TX

Thanks to Invisalign®, it’s possible to straighten your teeth and jaw without conventional metal braces. At Moderna Dental Studio, Noah Cruz, DDS, and Mayra Estrada, DDS, offer orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to adults and teens. To make an appointment at the practice in Farmers Branch, Texas, call or click the online booking tool today.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear, plastic aligners designed by dentists. The aligners fit snugly over your teeth and place mild pressure on them. Over time, that pressure moves your teeth and jaw into the optimal position, giving you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. 

Invisalign aligners are removable. You can take them out when eating, or if you need to attend an important event.

What types of alignment issues does Invisalign treat?

Moderna Dental Studio uses Invisalign to correct mild and moderate alignment issues, including:

  • Crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth with gaps between them
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign if you have a malpositioned jaw.

What does treatment with Invisalign involve?

Invisalign treatment begins with an oral exam and a discussion of your goals. After gathering that information, your provider takes digital impressions of your mouth and uploads them to a computer design program. They use the design program to develop an orthodontic treatment plan that maps out the movements of your teeth and jaw.

After finalizing a plan, your provider sends the impressions to a dental laboratory. The laboratory uses the impressions to create a custom set of aligners that fit perfectly. Throughout Invisalign treatment, you transition into a new set of oral aligners every 1-2 weeks. To get your best outcome, it’s important to wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day.

You return to Moderna Dental Studio at intervals of 4-6 weeks so your dentist can check on your progress.

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign typically takes 6-12* months, but it can take longer. To ensure the process is smooth and hassle-free, attend each checkup, follow your dentist’s instructions carefully, and wear your aligners as prescribed.

Do I need to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Yes. Invisalign aligners collect food particles and plaque. The team at Moderna Dental Studio recommends rinsing your aligners off in tap water and brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed at night. For more thorough cleanings, ask your dentist about Invisalign cleaning crystals.

To further explore orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, make an appointment at Moderna Dental Studio; call the office or click the online booking tool today.