Patients considering orthodontics in Arlington, TX, have many options, including the use of the Invisalign clear aligner trays instead of traditional braces. While these trays are well-known for their invisibility and their versatility, there are still patients that question how effective they are when compared to traditional braces. The fact is, when it comes to treatment times and results, this treatment is just as effective as traditional metal bracket braces. It also takes close to the same timeline.
There are some limitations to using the aligner trays, though. You must be able to keep them in 22 hours per day to get the best effects from them. On top of that, they do have limitations. They can not be used for certain severe corrections because of the nature of the changes to be made, although they might be able to be used as a second phase of an intensive intervention if traditional braces take care of the movements that preclude Invisalign.
How the Aligner Trays Work
Each individual tray is like a retainer, with a design that pushes your teeth to hold a certain alignment. As treatment progresses, new trays are designed so that each one moves your alignment just a little, accumulating changes over time until you see the results you’re looking for. The trays have minimal discomfort reported by users, and they can be removed for meals and special events like speaking engagements.
Low Profile Solutions
The best part about the Invisalign system is how low-profile it is for patients. Most people will never know you’re wearing it unless they see you take an aligner out to take a break. That’s because the trays are not only clear, they’re also low-profile enough to make a minimal change to your bite profile and smile. For more information, set up a consultation with Dr. Angelie Zamora. All it takes is a short phone call to our office during business hours for our dental professionals to schedule an appointment.