San Antonio Invisalign Resources
How does Invisalign work?
Why choose Invisalign?
Invisalign clear braces will take longer
At Cosmetic Dental Associates, our San Antonio Invisalign office and cosmetic dentistry office are actually the same office. This makes it easy for you to have other cosmetic dental services like teeth whitening completed while using Invisalign. Here, we provide every dental service you need to get the smile you want. Starting with Invisalign is the perfect first step to achieving your new beautiful smile.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign clear braces can be removed when you eat and brush your teeth. If you are a professional and can’t see yourself wearing braces in front of your clients, patients or colleagues, then Invisalign invisible braces are the “clear” choice for you. Let cosmetic dentistry help you find your smile today, and after your teeth are straight, you can invest the rest of your smile with our San Antonio cosmetic dentist, Dr. John Moore DDS.
The Invisalign Orthodontic Process
The first and most important step of the process is to make sure that Invisalign braces are right for you. There are a number of myths about what Invisalign can and can’t accomplish compared to traditional braces, so it is best to separate truth from fiction by understanding the benefits of Invisalign over metal braces.
Many of the patients coming through our San Antonio dentist office have been told they are not a candidate for Invisalign invisible braces or that Invisalign won’t work on them by dentists and orthodontic professionals who straighten teeth but are not comfortable or experienced with Invisalign. However, we’re ready to sit down with you at our San Antonio cosmetic dentist office and discuss how Invisalign can work for you.
We have seen it all when it comes to teeth straightening, and we have found that Invisalign can correct almost every case we have seen.
Following your consultation at our San Antonio Invisalign office, we will create a mold of your teeth, from which the Invisalign clear aligners will be formed. Dr. John Moore, our Invisalign specialist, is rated highly by the Invisalign company and oversees all patient treatments.
The Invisalign clear braces will gently push against your teeth, moving them until they have straightened to perfection. You will be asked to make follow-up visits so that we can create new aligners approximately every two weeks. This is to adjust the pressure placed against the teeth. The foundation of the teeth straightening process lies in the appropriate amount and direction of pressure applied to the teeth.
Many patients choose clear braces because it helps create the smile they dream of without attracting the attention of family, friends, business customers, or co-workers. Some patients choose Invisalign because the aligners are comfortable and can be easily removed to allow functions such as eating, and brushing your teeth remains unchanged from the daily regimen.
The most important reason to choose Invisalign braces however, is ultimately because its features are most comfortable for you. See some of our San Antonio Invisalign success stories and find out what our dentist can do for you.
In many cases Invisalign clear braces finish faster than traditional braces. This is because aligners are replaced every two weeks making it the equivalent of a traditional orthodontic appointment every two weeks. Typically braces are spaced every 4 to 6 weeks for their adjustments. In one year you can effectively have 26 orthodontic adjustments with Invisalign, whereas with braces you will probably get only 10 adjustments per year.
Several patients have arrived in our San Antonio cosmetic dentist office and have been told that Invisalign will not work for them; however, many of these patients have received results from Invisalign. It is best to seek a second opinion when told Invisalign won’t work. Experienced Invisalign dentists, such as Dr. John Moore, DDS, can correct cases requiring tooth alignment and bite correction using Invisalign.
In our dentist office, traditional braces and Invisalign cost the same and in some cases is less. Prices can vary depending on the experience of the cosmetic dentist. A less experienced cosmetic dentist may charge less than an experienced one.
The number one cause of Invisalign failure has been traced back to patient non-compliance, such as not wearing the aligners for the required amount of time. In fact, this is such a common occurrence that Invisalign developed a sensing system that is placed on the aligners that tells Dr. John Moore, DDS how often the patient has been wearing the clear aligners.
For those that can’t seem to keep track of things, our San Antonio Invisalign office will replace as many as 6 aligners at no charge to the patient. In fact even if you lose one the treatment is usually not compromised at all because we simply move to the next aligner possibly making the treatment that much faster! Plus, we have never heard of any braces treatment coming with a set of 4 pairs of retainers. All of our Invisalign systems come with 4 retainers because we want the patient to maintain their beautiful, straight smile after completing their Invisalign treatment.
There are thousands of documented severe overbite and underbite cases corrected now with Invisalign. There are even orthodontic surgical cases and movement of impacted teeth (buried in the gums and bone) that have been corrected as well as any traditional braces can. For more information about San Antonio Invisalign and other dental information, please check out our Cosmetic Dentistry Blog for some of the myths about Invisalign or visit our Invisalign Video page.