What are Invisalign® Clear Braces?

Invisalign are clear, plastic aligners that are custom-fit to your teeth. They are an alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign work for teenagers and adults, and have the added benefit of being removable.

What are the Benefits of Using Invisalign?

Virtually Invisible | Because they are made from a clear plastic, Invisalign are difficult to notice and won’t distract from your smile.
Easier Oral Hygiene | Invisalign Clear Braces slide on and off with ease. This allows you to brush your teeth without the worry usually associated with cleaning traditional braces.
Eat What You Want | Because they are removable, you can take them off to eat your food. Once you’re done, floss and/or brush, and slide them back on. You won’t have embarrassing food stuck in your brackets.
Avoid Irritation | The plastic material Invisalign is made of is smooth and comfortable. You don’t have to worry about irritation and/or cuts caused by brackets or broken wires.

How Does It Work?

  1. Make an Appointment | The first step is to come in for a visit. Dr. Voges will examine you to determine if Invisalign is a good option for you. X-rays may be needed.
  2. The Mold | Once you’ve decided to use Invisalign, we will need to make a mold of your teeth. This mold will be sent to Invisalign and the clear braces will be created.
  3. The Treatment Plan | In addition to your mold, pictures of your teeth will be taken. This information will be used to create a 3D model of your teeth. Your dentist will be able to formulate a treatment plan that includes the expected movements of your teeth and how long your treatment will take.
  4. Clear Plastic Braces | You will switch out your Invisalign Clear Braces every couple weeks. Make sure to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day and visit your dentist on all follow up appointments.

Ready for your Straighter Smile?

Dr. Voges at San Antonio Aesthetic & Family Dentistry is ready to talk about Invisalign with you. Don’t wait. Make your appointment today!