Invisalign Treatment in Austin TX

 

If you're self-conscious about your smile because of crooked, overcrowded, or gapped teeth, Invisalign treatment can quickly and easily straighten out your smile. At AKT Orthodontics and BKT Orthodontics, we want you to be proud of your smile, and that's why we provide Invisalign treatment to help our patients of all ages achieve a straighter smile. 

What are Clear Aligners?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses custom-made, clear plastic trays to realign or correct teeth. They're FDA-approved and made of BPA-free materials. Invisalign treatment involves wearing these clear plastic trays, or aligners, to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. The Invisalign clear aligners are worn most of the day and all night.  You will change to new aligners every few weeks during the process.

Conditions Invisalign Can Treat

Invisalign can be an excellent option for people of all ages who want to remedy the following: 

  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites 
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Invisalign Treatment Process

At AKT Orthodontics and BKT Orthodontics, our Invisalign process includes:

  • Consultation, X-rays, and impressions: Your Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Claire, who will evaluate your smile and take X-rays of your teeth and jaw.  Next, we take digital tooth impressions to create your orthodontic aligners. We will then develop a customized digital treatment plan that outlines your smile's step-by-step transformation.
  • Prep work and fitting: Once your clear aligners are ready, we prepare your teeth by applying composite patches to each tooth to help the clear aligners grip onto the tooth and move them if necessary. We may also perform interproximal reduction, creating more space between the teeth to allow movement. We will then review the fit of the clear aligners and may try different molds until we find the perfect fit.
  • Changes to your mouth: The clear aligners may feel strange at first, and you may experience some level of discomfort, but this will go away after a few days. You may experience a slight lisp after getting your aligners, but you'll quickly get used to them.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

The length of time that Dr. Claire expects treatment with Invisalign aligners to take will depend on your specific needs. We do offer a Fast Track program for patients with minor alignment issues. If you qualify for the Fast Track program, you will achieve your dream smile in just a few months.

For Invisalign trays to work, you have to be committed to wearing the trays most of the day (20 to 22 hours per day). The only time you should take your orthodontic aligners off is when you're eating, brushing or flossing your teeth, or cleaning your aligners. You should also take care and keep track of your aligners because if you lose them or accidentally damage them, you'll have to wait for them to be remade, stalling your progress.

Invisalign vs. Braces

There are many reasons why you might opt for Invisalign over traditional braces. These include:

  • Invisible: One significant benefit of Invisalign is that people most likely won’t notice you have an orthodontic appliance – the clear aligners are discreet.
  • Convenience: Invisalign treatment is also more flexible and convenient than traditional braces. Unlike braces that are stuck to your teeth, you can remove your clear aligners when eating or brushing. You can eat almost anything, and your teeth will be easier to clean than if you had traditional braces.
  • Less risk for emergency dental visits: Invisalign clear aligners don't have brackets or wires and therefore can't break or fall off.

Invisalign Cost

The cost for clear aligners varies depending on how long you need the treatment and the complexity of your tooth alignment issues. Most insurance plans cover all or part of the cost for Invisalign treatment. But if you don't have insurance coverage, we provide flexible payment plans.

Ready for Invisalign Treatment? Contact Us Today!

If you're considering straightening your teeth with Invisalign, AKT Orthodontics and BKT Orthodontics are your best choices for Invisalign treatment in Austin and Buda, TX. Not only do we have experience with Invisalign aligners, but we also - for a limited time only- offer them at the same price as traditional braces. In addition, we provide Fast Track, which is for patients with minor dental alignment issues, meaning that we can correct minor bite alterations in a few months for substantial savings.

Don't let misaligned teeth and gaps in your smile affect your confidence and happiness. Contact us today to schedule your Invisalign appointment!