• Mary Swift, D.D.S. | General Dentist
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Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist About Invisalign®

Thinking about straightening your teeth for a healthier, more attractive smile? Learn what you need to ask your cosmetic dentist about Invisalign.

Have you thought about getting braces but aren’t sure where to start? Invisalign® clear aligners are an increasingly popular way for men, women, teens, and tweens to straighten teeth and address a number of orthodontic problems. Invisalign is often a preferred method of orthodontic treatment thanks to its comfort, discretion, and speed. If you or a loved one are considering Invisalign to correct misaligned teeth and enhance the look of your smile, it may be time to meet with an experienced Dallas cosmetic dentist to learn about your options for care.

To help you gain greater insight into the benefits of Invisalign, and the types of questions to ask your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mary Swift and Dr. Alana Reifer of Dallas Laser Dentistry are pleased to present the following information on Invisalign orthodontics. Invisalign is a great option for a large number of people and may be just what you need to improve both your oral health and quality of your smile. Read on to learn more about why patients love this type of orthodontic treatment and the questions to ask your practitioner when considering Invisalign in Dallas, TX.

Is Invisalign a Favorite Among Patients?
With as many people who are choosing Invisalign orthodontics today, it seems as though this option is a fan favorite. But what makes Invisalign so enticing over traditional orthodontic treatment options? Invisalign rapidly repositions teeth into a straighter, more attractive smile through custom-made clear aligners (mouth trays) — all without the look or feel of metal brackets and wires -- usually in half the time of traditional braces. Plus, Invisalign clear aligners are easily removed for eating and to brush and floss the teeth, eliminating the challenges of food restrictions and of cleaning effectively around metal hardware. Though traditional braces are still the recommended treatment option for some cases, Invisalign is ideal for a large range of patients, from kids to grandparents. In short, Invisalign is often preferred due to its discreet appearance, comfort, expedited treatment timing, and ease of use when it comes to straightening the smile.

Do You Offer a Digital Smile Simulation so I Can See What My Smile Might Look Like After Invisalign Treatment?
As top Invisalign dentists, Invisalign provides us with special software that will enable you to see approximately how your new smile will look after Invisalign treatment. We also offer a free smile consultation to discuss your questions about maximizing your smile’s appearance.

Get the Answers You Need When Considering Invisalign
At Dallas Laser Dentistry, our team is happy to answer any questions you have regarding Invisalign or the treatment process. In fact, Dr. Swift has been an Invisalign Premier Provider, a status indicating her extensive experience in this orthodontic system having completed hundreds of cases of all types. Here are common questions to consider when meeting with our top Dallas Invisalign dentists to determine if this option is ideal for your smile:

- How does Invisalign work to straighten teeth?
Invisalign straightens teeth through a series of computer-generated sets of customized clear aligner trays. Every individual aligner set is worn for 1 week and for at least 20 hours each day. Over the course of treatment, these trays apply gentle pressure to misaligned teeth, causing them to move to their ideal location in the mouth.

- What types of problems can Invisalign correct?
Many types of treatment cases can be corrected by Invisalign, including crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth and bite misalignments like underbite, overbite, crossbite, and open bite.

- How long can I expect to wear Invisalign aligners?
When it comes to correcting misaligned teeth, treatment timing will vary among patients. In general, however, treatment with Invisalign tends to be much faster when compared with traditional braces.

- Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment is complete?
Just like with any orthodontic treatment plan, the retention phase is extremely important to keeping newly aligned teeth in their proper positions. Invisalign retainers are made from the same clear, smooth material as aligner trays and are just as easy to wear. Wearing a custom retainer, as recommended by Dr. Swift, after Invisalign treatment is complete will be necessary to maintain the results of your oral health investment.

- Can the aligners be removed?
Yes — and this is one of the best features of Invisalign. Your clear aligners will be custom-crafted by a special Invisalign lab to fit comfortably yet securely over your upper and lower teeth. When it is time to eat, drink, or clean your teeth, the aligners can be easily removed from the mouth. In this way, you’ll never have to worry about avoiding your favorite foods or struggling to brush and floss effectively around bulky brackets and wires.

- What are the other benefits of choosing this option?
Apart from the patient-friendly advantages mentioned thus far, choosing Invisalign from a top Dallas cosmetic dentist can also minimize your risk of secondary oral problems frequently encountered with metal braces. Because these aligners can be easily removed when cleaning the teeth, you’ll be better able to brush and floss effectively, reducing your chances of developing issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

- How many patients have you treated with Invisalign?
Dr. Swift and Dr. Reifer are award-winning and very talented top Dallas cosmetic dentists who have won the Consumer’s Choice Award for the last nine years. They have completed successfully several hundred Invisalign cases during that period, which means you can count on them to successfully give you both straighter teeth and a smile that’s contagious!

Take the First Step Toward a Straight, Healthy Smile
Crooked, gapped, or misaligned teeth no longer have to stand in your way of an attractive, straight smile. Invisalign is a wonderful treatment option for many in the Dallas, TX area and may just be the ideal solution for you or your family member. By choosing experienced Invisalign Providers, such as Dr. Swift and Dr. Reifer, you can be confident in knowing that your smile is in the hands of a skilled practitioner. To learn more about your options for correcting misaligned teeth and achieving a smile is confident and healthy, schedule a treatment consultation at Dallas Laser Dentistry today. Dr. Swift and Dr. Reifer would love to answer all of your questions about Invisalign and assist you in making the best decision for your smile and dental health.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.