Invisalign® in Sherman, TX

Straight teeth are highly desirable, and a trademark of a great smile. They are also important to maintaining great oral health, as the gaps that occur when teeth are crooked or misaligned can lead to food particles and bacteria becoming trapped, causing tooth decay and gum disease.

In the past, the only way to treat crooked teeth was to wear traditional, metal orthodontic braces for months at a time. In recent times, dental technology has created a new and discreet way to straighten teeth with Invisalign®. Dr. Sam's Premier Dentistry in Sherman, TX offers Invisalign, as an effective and convenient way for patients to attain straighter teeth.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is a revolutionary solution for crooked, overlapping or otherwise misaligned teeth. The Invisalign® program of treatment involves the use of custom-created liners that look similar to mouth guards in place of traditional orthodontic braces.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

Invisalign works in the same way as regular braces by exerting gentle pressure on the teeth, in order to push them into the desired position.

However, traditional braces require regular adjustments of the wires and brackets to keep the progress on the teeth on the right track. On the other hand, patients using Invisalign® simply need to move on to the next set of aligners in the series.

How are sets of aligners different?

At Sam's Premier Dentistry, we understand that everybody has their own unique dental conditions. With that said, every Invisalign® program is completely unique.

Treatments plans and creation of Invisalign aligners use highly advanced and precise technology, which can track the progression of the movement of your teeth from the starting to ending point.

Using this digital plan, it is possible to see the final projected outcome for the positioning of your teeth, and custom liners can be created for each stage of movement.

Dr. Sam and the team will still assess your progress regularly to ensure that each liner is fulfilling their part of the process in guiding your teeth into their final position. This way any adjustments that may need to be made can happen quickly and with minimal impact on the long-term projected outcome of your treatment.

Why Choose Invisalign® Over Traditional Braces?

The main reason that Invisalign® is gaining popularity over orthodontic braces is because the solution offers unique and currently unparalleled benefits.

Discretion

Invisalign aligners are made from transparent plastic, making them extremely difficult to notice once they are in place. You can wear them in photographs, smile as big as you want, eat without worrying about food being stuck in your braces, and participate in discussions without feelign self-conscious.

Removable

Invisalign® can be removed for eating and drinking, so that you can eat or drink anything you like! There is no need to avoid hard, chewy, or sticky foods. Just discreetly remove the aligner, pop it into container and bon appetit.

Better oral health

The fact that Invisalign® aligners are removable also benefits your overall oral health. Where people who wear orthodontic braces struggle to clean around the metal, brackets and wires, Invisalign® aligners can be removed for better reach when cleanign your teeth and the aligners properly.

Minimal maintenance visits

When choosing Invisalign® you can expect to attend check-ups on your progress every couple of months. This is far less than if you were wearing ordinary braces. The visits are usually much shorter too, largely because there are no wires or brackets that will need tightening or maintenance. This makes them a much more convenient solution for patients with busy lives.

Is there anything I should know before I opt for Invisalign®?

Like most good things in life, Invisalign® will take commitment. You will need to dedicate wearing them for a minimum of 22 hours every day until the treatment ends. This prolonged period of wear requires a serious commitment and the patient will need to remember to put their aligners back in as soon as they have finished eating or brushing their teeth, so they can maintain their movement into the desired final places.

Although Invisalign® is a safe and suitable solution for many patients, there are some severe orthodontic problems that it doesn't treat, including cross-bites, under-bites and over-bites. In these instances, Dr. Sam and the team will likely recommend traditional braces as the best choice of treatment.


If you are suffering with tooth misalignment and would like to know more about how Invisalign® could help you, get in touch with Dr. Sam. Call our team at our modern, comfortable offices in Sherman, TX today at 903-708-6400.
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