At Laredo Orthodontics, we’re always striving to provide our patients with the latest in orthodontic technology. When you stop by to see your orthodontist in Zapata and Laredo, you’ll be treated to the latest in cutting-edge technology as a way to increase your convenience and comfort when going through the orthodontic process. One of these great new orthodontic treatments that our orthodontists, Dr. Patrick Moore and Dr. Andrea Font, are glad to offer you is Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great new way to straighten your smile in a much more discreet manner. Unlike braces that use wires and brackets to shift teeth, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to gradually move teeth. They work in a similar way to braces, only they offer plenty of additional advantages.

The Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign offers many advantages over traditional methods of orthodontics, such as metal braces. Just a sample of the many benefits that they can provide are as follows:

  • Perhaps most importantly, the aligners are clear and are virtually invisible when a patient is wearing them; others will have no idea that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment!
  • Invisalign is removable, meaning that you won’t have to worry about cleaning around your braces’ brackets and wires; simply remove the aligners and clean your teeth like normal.
  • You also won’t need to avoid any of your favorite foods as you’ll just take the aligners out before you eat.
  • Invisalign is very durable and much less likely to break when compared to braces, meaning that you won’t have to visit your Laredo and Zapata orthodontist as often for maintenance.
  • Invisalign’s aligners are made of polyurethane plastic and provide more comfort than the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces.

The Invisalign Process

Invisalign utilizes a simple process that follows these steps:

  • First, you’ll have to visit your orthodontist in Laredo and Zapata to make sure that you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Not all patients are suitable for Invisalign and it’s not intended for children or teenagers.
  • If you’re a candidate, your Laredo and Zapata orthodontist will use iTero Element to capture digital images and impressions of your teeth.
  • Invisalign will then translate this information into a series of finely-calibrated aligners, which can be anywhere from 12 to 48.
  • You’ll wear the first set of aligners for about two weeks, making sure to keep them in for approximately 22 hours a day, only taking them out to eat, clean your teeth, or special occasions.
  • After the two weeks are up, you’ll then wear the next set of aligners, continuing in a designated order.
  • After you’ve gone through every set of aligners, you’ll have achieved your new and beautiful smile as prescribed by your Laredo and Zapata orthodontist!
  • Invisalign Video

Invisalign Teen

Now teens don't have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles – introducing Invisalign® Teen! Invisalign® Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces, using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. You can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth, and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

We went to leading orthodontists, parents and teens themselves to custom-design an Invisalign system just right for the dental needs of teenagers. With blue-to-clear color-changing aligners to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for today's teens' busy lifestyles!

What is Invisalign Teen?

  • Invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
  • Series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners.
  • Uses no metal wires or brackets.
  • Custom-made for comfort.

How Does Invisalign Teen Work?

  • Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks.
  • Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
  • Your teeth will move gradually each week.
  • Visit us every 8-10 weeks.
  • Total treatment time averages 6-15 months.
  • Average number of aligners is between 18 and 30.

What Conditions Does Invisalign Teen Treat?

By using its advanced technology, Invisalign Teen can treat a broad range of dental and orthodontic conditions, which, in the past, were usually treated with traditional braces. These conditions include:

  • Overly crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

Invisalign Teen Video

Contact Your Orthodontist in Zapata and Laredo Today!

Are you interested in learning more about this revolutionary treatment? Feel free to contact us with any of your questions, comments, or concerns! If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patrick Moore or Dr. Andrea Font, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (956) 724-8391. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Laredo Orthodontics

  • Laredo Orthodontics - 802 E. Calton Rd., Laredo, TX 78041 Phone: (956) 724-8391

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