Invisible Braces for Adults & Teens
At Pure Smiles Orthodontics in Austin, Texas, we provide Invisalign® clear braces as a discreet orthodontic treatment option for patients who are eligible. Dr. Silvana Gonzalez is a Certified Invisalign® Provider and is fully prepared to create a personalized Invisalign® treatment plan to help reveal your purest smile. Consider Invisalign® when you begin your journey for the straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces. Whether you are an adult seeking a discreet smile correction option for professional purposes or a teenager who would like to improve their confidence, a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gonzalez will determine if Invisalign® smile correction is right for you.
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. The best part of Invisalign® is, it is almost completely unnoticeable. The aligners are clear, so you don’t have to worry about others noticing you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign teen aligners present a compliance indicator. This indicator is located on the back teeth and it will fade with correct wear of the aligners. If your teen is not wearing them, the blue indicator will not fade.
If any of Invisalign teen aligners is lost, Invisalign will provide six replacement aligners for free.
Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
The Invisalign® system utilizes clear aligners that are custom made using powerful 3D modeling software. You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final position, determined by Dr. Gonzalez at the beginning of treatment.
Not all patients are suitable for Invisalign® treatment. The Invisalign® system is best for correcting minor orthodontic issues and jaw alignment problems. The aligners are not meant to correct severe orthodontic issues or jaw alignment problems. Individuals with mild to moderate tooth misalignment will benefit most from the Invisalign® system.
Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
Invisalign is most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and change every one to two weeks depending on Dr. Gonzalez’s recommendations.
Invisalign costs about the same as traditional braces. Cost will change depending on the complexity of the case. You should also check your dental insurance plan. Orthodontic treatment with invisalign is covered by many dental insurance policies. If you don’t have dental insurance, Dr. Gonzalez and her treatment coordinator will offer you affordable and flexible monthly payments to get you one step closer to your purest smile!