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Invisalign Specialist

RR Dentistry

located in Georgetown, TX

InvisalignⓇ is among the most popular tray-based alignment systems on the market, and for good reason. This system creates beautiful smiles without the look or feel of metal braces and is among the treatment options available from the dental specialists at RR Dentistry in Georgetown, Texas. Book a face-to-face consultation online or by phone today to learn more about this innovative orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is a tray-based, clear aligner system that provides an alternative to traditional metal braces. It’s an excellent option for those who want a straighter smile without metal brackets and wires. 

The Invisalign process begins with a comprehensive dental exam and digital imaging to determine the exact size, shape, and alignment of your teeth. That information is sent to proprietary software that creates a customized treatment plan designed just for you. 

A series of clear aligner trays are manufactured to fit over the surface of your teeth, placing gentle pressure that slowly shifts teeth into the best possible alignment. You’ll change to a new set of aligners every couple of weeks, and you’ll come in for periodic visits at RR Dentistry to track your progress. 

What kinds of cases can Invisalign treat?

The Invisalign system can treat many of the same alignment issues as traditional metal braces. Some examples of treatable cases include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • General crowding
  • Mix of permanent and baby teeth
  • Gapped teeth

There are some cases when metal braces are the best orthodontic option. Metal braces can accommodate special hooks, elastics, and other devices to place specific force on a section of your bite. During your initial visit, you’ll learn which orthodontic options are right for you, and you can also explore ClearCorrectⓇ — a system similar to Invisalign. 

How long does the Invisalign treatment process take?

When you arrive for your consultation, you’ll receive an estimate of how long it will take to transform your smile using Invisalign. It’s important to understand that you play an active role in the process. 

Invisalign can only work when you wear the trays as directed. As soon as you remove your aligners, you lose the gentle pressure that facilitates treatment. 

Of course, you need to take your trays out to brush and floss and while eating or drinking. Otherwise, the trays need to stay in place to move your treatment plan forward. If you suspect that adhering to your treatment plan might be a problem, you may want to look into bracket and wire orthodontic systems. 

When you’re ready to explore your options in more detail, call the office or click today to set up your consultation and move one step closer to your ideal smile.