A Better Smile with Invisalign® Clear Braces

Invisalign®Many patients believe that the days of worrying about braces end once they reach adulthood, whether or not they’ve ever actually needed them. The truth, however, is that crooked teeth affect adults as much as they do children, and straightening them is equally as important. The difference, however, is that for adults, the concern is usually cosmetic (though crooked teeth can often have more serious consequences).

Unfortunately, many adults and older teens might balk at the idea of wearing conspicuous metal braces for a year or more to improve their appearance. The good news is that, with Invisalign® clear braces, you can enjoy the benefits of a straighter, more attractive smile without enduring the inconvenience of orthodontic brackets and wires.

In the Office

Invisalign® clear braces are most appropriate for older teens and adult patients whose teeth and oral structures have already fully developed, and who exhibit mild to moderate tooth misalignment. Patients with severely crooked teeth may require the more involved correction that only orthodontic brackets and wires can provide.

If you qualify for Invisalign®, Dr. Chen will take extensive measurements of your teeth and oral structures to properly plan your treatment. Invisalign® consists of a series of clear, nearly-invisible plastic aligners that gradually move teeth into proper position as you cycle through them. After wearing each aligner for approximately two weeks, you can change them for the next in the series, to continue guiding your teeth into straighter positions.

Because Invisalign® aligners are nearly-invisible and can be removed when needed, they offer a number of benefits over traditional braces. For instance, you will not have to adjust your diet to accommodate your braces since you can remove the aligners before you eat. You can also more effectively brush and floss your teeth without having to navigate around the brackets and wires of traditional braces.

Brighter Smiles at Illume Dental in McKinney, TX

At Illume Dental, we are committed to maintaining an excellent level of service for everyone. Our philosophy is that exceptional dental care begins with a personal relationship with your dentist and dental care team. Therefore, every treatment is tailored to meet your unique needs and exceed your expectations. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Chen, call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255. We proudly welcome patients from McKinney, TX, as well as Allen, Plano, Frisco, and all surrounding communities.