Invisalign® in San Antonio, TX
Many people do not like how their crooked teeth look, but most adults don’t want to wear metal braces to straighten them. Fortunately, our dentists at Comfort Dentistry can recommend Invisalign® plastic aligners to straighten teeth. Along with improving their appearance, straightening them will improve their function as well.
Do You Qualify for Plastic Aligners?
Even though you may want to use aligners to straighten your teeth, you may not be able to wear them. Before qualifying you for the popular aligners, our dentists in San Antonio, TX will examine your teeth to make sure their problems are treatable. Some of the types of issues these aligners can resolve include:
- Bite Issues
- Cross Bite
- Open Bite
- Gaps Between Teeth
- Crowded Teeth
- Generally Straighten Teeth
How Do Aligners Work?
If your case is treatable, our dentists near you will take a 3D scan of your teeth to send to Invisalign® near you so that they can manufacture your custom aligners. When our dentists get them, they will call you in to pick them up and make sure they fit correctly.
A set of aligners has enough of them for two weeks as you wear a new one every day. Each aligner is slightly tighter so that they correct the problem you have. They move your teeth approximately 1/10 millimeter daily.
As you’re about to finish one set of aligners, you’ll contact our dentists at Comfort Dentistry to pick up the next set. At your appointment, they will check your teeth to ensure they are ready for the next set. If not, you will repeat the last set until your teeth move into their correct position before you get the next ones.
How Long Does It Take to Correct Teeth?
There isn’t a set time for wearing plastic aligners, as each case is different. The more severe your misalignments are, the longer you will need to wear them. Some people may only need them for a few weeks, while others may wear them for several months or a year or more.
If you have problems with bite misalignments or your teeth are crooked, and you want to correct them with Invisalign® in San Antonio, TX, contact our dentists at Comfort Dentistry for an appointment to determine if the plastic aligners are the best solution for straightening your smile.