Invisalign Can Straighten Your Smile with Convenience and Comfort
If you want a straighter, more symmetrical smile that improves not only your oral health but your self-confidence, Invisalign® might be a good option for you. Dr. L. Patrick Grisanti II, in Rockwall, TX, takes great care to ensure that patients receive comfortable, customized mouth trays to gently align their teeth and help them achieve a more balanced and beautiful smile. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is a convenient and more comfortable method of orthodontia, using customized trays that you can remove for social gatherings, photos, or a delicious meal. Dr. Grisanti offers years of experience and has pursued higher training opportunities so that he can more accurately determine what treatment would work best for you. He will perform a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth, taking the time to address all questions and concerns.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a more recent method of realigning and straightening teeth that relies on specially designed plastic trays. Instead of metal braces that are bonded to your teeth for the duration of your treatment, Invisalign trays are removable and made of transparent, BPA-free plastic, making them nearly invisible while in place. Invisalign treatment can produce the same dramatic results as traditional orthodontics, with greater comfort and convenience.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign provides several unique benefits when compared to traditional metal braces. Many patients report that their treatment is gentler and more comfortable, while being able to take the trays out allows them to enjoy their favorite foods and also maintain better oral hygiene. The smooth plastic trays are transparent and very discreet, which many patients appreciate. You can enjoy improved confidence and a brighter smile with less hassle and more flexibility. Invisalign can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth-whitening or gum contouring, for even better results.
After determining that Invisalign is a good treatment option for you, Dr. Grisanti will take a complete series of 3D images to create your customized trays. Typically, patients will receive new trays every two weeks that are designed to maintain steady progress. For the best results, patients should wear their trays for at least 20-22 hours each day. Depending on the severity of misalignment and individual factors, treatment takes an average of 12 months to complete if you are consistent in wearing your trays and following up with your doctor. Additionally, timelines may vary based on the age of the patient, as adults’ teeth generally take longer to realign.
Candidacy for Invisalign
Since Invisalign offers the convenience of removable trays, patients who wear their trays consistently for 20-22 hours each day for the duration of their treatment are the best candidates. Invisalign® is also more effective in cases of mild to moderate misalignment.
We also offer Invisalign Teen for younger patients, which includes replacement trays in case of accidental loss. Because adolescents and teenagers are still developing, their treatment may also require less time than an adult's, whose teeth will be more firmly set. If you are more likely to forget to wear your trays or have severe misalignment issues, traditional braces may be a better option.
Invisalign can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth-whitening or gum contouring, for even better results.
If you would like your smile to be more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing, Dr. Grisanti can provide quality treatment and dramatic results. We also consider your budget and lifestyle when helping you decide which option is best for you. To learn more about Invisalign or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
"My experiences with the office of Dr. Grisanti have always been great. The staff is excellent, and the services performed have always been very professional. They have been very good accommodating schedule adjustments. Very highly recommended."Doug N.