Choose Invisalign® in Plano, TX, For A Straighter Smile!
Are you dealing with crooked, misaligned teeth? Are you one of the millions of adults who are unhappy, self-conscious, or even embarrassed about your smile? Most adults don’t want to wear traditional metal orthodontic braces for up to three years, if at all, and may not want porcelain veneers.
Dr. Mark Sowell offers a safe cosmetic solution to fit your adult lifestyle. ClearCorrect™ and Invisalign® are available at our dental office in Plano, TX, for patients who want a convenient and discreet way to realign their teeth.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are two of the most popular types of clear aligners. They fit snugly over the upper and lower teeth. Your aligners will slowly straighten your teeth in about 9 to 18 months.
Patients will wear their clear aligners throughout the day. However, you can remove them for eating, brushing, and flossing. They can help patients correct the following issues:
- Gapped teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
Correcting crooked teeth does not only improve the aesthetics of your smile. It can help prevent the development of a more complex dental problem. Patients with crooked teeth may be more susceptible to gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities because they can’t properly clean their teeth due to alignment issues. Finding a solution for your crooked teeth can improve the aesthetic and the quality of your oral health.
Clear Aligners vs. Metal Braces
Clear aligners and metal braces are two common types of orthodontic treatments. These treatments can correct misaligned teeth and improve the overall functionality of your mouth. While both treatments are effective, they differ in various aspects.
Discreet treatment – Using clear braces to correct your orthodontic issues is almost unnoticeable to anyone else. Metal braces, on the other hand, are very noticeable. Especially when food gets caught in the metal braces, causing an embarrassing situation. With clear aligners, no one will even know you are wearing them.
No dietary restrictions – If you have to wear metal braces, there is a long list of foods you should avoid. This includes food that is hard, chewy, or crunchy. One of the greatest benefits of wearing clear braces is that you can remove them to eat. Furthermore, you can eat whatever you want.
Easy removal for cleaning and routine dental care – You can remove your invisible aligners to brush your teeth and floss. However, traditional braces will stay on throughout your entire treatment plan, which may take up to 5 years. Often, you will see enamel staining if not cared for properly. Clear aligners eliminate the risk of tooth enamel staining caused by permanently attached metal brackets.
Comfortable – Metal braces consist of brackets that bond to your teeth with thin metal wires connecting them. They can cause some discomfort, and patients sometimes find it difficult to adjust to them. These parts protrude from the teeth and can puncture or scratch the inside of your mouth. However, clear aligners will not need all these extra parts. Your aligners will sit comfortably against your teeth without the need for bonding material.
Why Choose Invisalign or ClearCorrect from Dr. Mark Sowell?
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are a revolutionary combination of proven orthodontic techniques, modern materials, and innovative thought. These virtually invisible aligners look more like athletic mouthguards than braces on teeth. Unlike metal dental braces, Invisalign clear aligners are removable for easy eating, brushing, and flossing.
This makes it easier to maintain oral hygiene throughout orthodontic treatment. It’s also much more comfortable than wearing wires and brackets.
The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners we custom-mold to fit your teeth. You will get several aligners to wear for approximately two weeks at a time to achieve beautiful results. In most cases, Invisalign and ClearCorrect work more quickly than traditional braces. Most patients complete their treatment in about 9 to 18 months if they wear each set properly and follow all instructions.
Dr. Mark Sowell is a Plano, TX dentist certified in both Invisalign and ClearCorrect treatment. We offer both systems to get the best treatment for your needs, goals, and budget.
- Convenience: Patients can remove the aligners for various activities. Patients will need to visit our Plano, TX dental office for visits with Dr. Sowell to check their progress.
- Aesthetics: Invisalign is virtually invisible. Unlike traditional braces, we make Invisalign out of a clear plastic material that virtually disappears when you wear them.
- Treatment for all ages: Invisalign can be an ideal solution for patients of all ages. Dr. Sowell will examine your smile to determine if Invisalign is right for you.
The length of your Invisalign treatment process will depend on the severity of your misaligned teeth. However, you can expect to see straighter teeth a few months after beginning treatment. Dr. Sowell will take digital impressions of your teeth. Then he will create custom-made aligners that fit comfortably and securely on the teeth.
After we create your aligners, Dr. Sowell will go over aftercare instructions with you. He will inform you of the appropriate ways to wear and take care of your aligners.
Whiten While You Straighten Teeth
Choose Invisalign or ClearCorrect with Dr. Mark Sowell and receive free professional-grade teeth whitening gel throughout your clear aligner treatment. That’s a $500 value!
If you have misaligned teeth, contact our Plano, TX dentist office. Dr. Sowell offers a range of orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign, to help correct crooked teeth. Dr. Sowell and his experienced staff will help you find the right treatment to restore your confidence and straighten your teeth. If you want to explore your options, schedule a consultation online, or call Sensational Smiles today.