Get To Know Invisalign Treatment


Clear Braces Irving TXDefine Orthodontics is an Invisalign provider in Irving, TX. In fact, Invisalign is one of our most popular orthodontic treatment solutions. This is because Invisalign offers a lot of great benefits that are not offered when being treated using traditional metal braces. If you are interested in Invisalign, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions about this treatment plan below. However, if you have a question that is not answered here or on our website, please feel free to contact us directly about your interest in Invisalign.

Is Invisalign just as effective as traditional metal braces?

Yes, Invisalign is just as effective as other orthodontic treatment options. With traditional braces, a system of metal brackets and wires is used to apply pressure to your dental structures and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. Each month, you must visit your orthodontist to get the wires tightened so your treatment plan can progress as intended. With Invisalign, the same kind of pressure is applied to your dental structures. However, this pressure comes from the clear, plastic aligners that are to be worn over your teeth. The difference is that Invisalign clear aligners are removable as well as see-through, while metal braces are visible and attached to your dental structures for the entire duration of your treatment plan.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

To be a candidate for Invisalign Clear Braces, you must be in good overall dental health. Your orthodontist will need to complete a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and jawbone to ensure that your mouth can withstand the pressures of orthodontic treatment of any kind. Invisalign is meant to treat patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, which means that more extreme cases may require the use of traditional metal braces. However, Invisalign can be used to address the most common dental concerns like crooked teeth, overbite, and underbite.

What happens if I lose an aligner?

If you lose an aligner, don’t wait until your next orthodontist appointment. Call our office as soon as possible and we will instruct you on what is best to do in your situation. Dr. Sodhi may suggest using the next tray in the treatment plan if the crack occurred at least eight days into the tray cycle. Otherwise, patients may be able to use the previous tray in order to maintain their current progress.

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Ready to get started on your dream smile? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sodhi and the Define Orthodontics team today.