Invisalign

Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can make you feel self-conscious. They are also harder to clean, increasing your risk of decay.

Invisalign® is a discreet, removable, and comfortable alternative to braces that lets you straighten your teeth in 12-18 months.

Learn why so many teens and adults are choosing Invisalign treatment at Smile 360 in Austin, TX.

Invisalign

Crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth can make you feel self-conscious. They are also harder to clean, increasing your risk of decay.

Invisalign® is a discreet, removable, and comfortable alternative to braces that lets you straighten your teeth in 12-18 months.

Learn why so many teens and adults are choosing Invisalign treatment at Smile 360 in Austin, TX.

Comfort, Convenience, and Quick Results Why Invisalign Is Clearly the Best Choice

Removable Aligners

Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed for brushing, flossing, or meals. Throughout treatment, you can continue to enjoy your favorite crunchy foods without worrying about damaging your wires or brackets. Aligners also allow you to brush and floss normally so that you can maintain optimal oral health without braces getting in the way.

Comfortable Materials 

The wires and brackets of traditional braces can irritate your lips, tongue, and the insides of your cheeks. Invisalign clear aligner trays are laser-cut to ensure no sharp edges. Each aligner is made using a smooth, BPA-free plastic to minimize irritation.

Shorter Timeline 

While patients who choose braces typically wear them for 18 months to four years, Invisalign is designed to straighten your smile in 12-18 months. Dr. Vincent Ip uses PROPEL Excelleration™ technology during every case. PROPEL allows Dr. Ip to move the teeth into alignment much quicker. In some cases, it can cut treatment time in half.

Virtually Invisible

Often, teens and adults avoid orthodontics because they simply do not want to wear metal braces. Many patients choose Invisalign because it is incredibly discreet compared to traditional orthodontics. The clear aligner trays used for the Invisalign system allow you to continue your daily routine with confidence.

Does Invisalign Really Work?  Yes!

Before Invisalign treatment
Before Our patient was self-conscious about her smile due to noticeable malocclusion. 
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After Dr. Ip was able to straighten her smile with the help of Invisalign aligners.

How Invisalign Works 6 Steps to a Straighter Smile

A Straighter Smile in One Year? PROPEL Makes It Possible

During each regularly scheduled orthodontic appointment, Dr. Ip will treat the jawbone with PROPEL — a simple, three-step approach designed to speed up your orthodontic treatment. First, he will evaluate the treatment area. Then, he will thoroughly clean the site. Next, he will numb the area and create micro-osteoperforations, or tiny pinholes. By gently creating a series of tiny pinholes in the jawbone, our dentist can trigger a natural inflammatory response that accelerates the rate of tooth movement by over 60 percent.

Ready to Love Your Smile? Schedule a Consultation Today!

Are you ready to straighten your smile without the fuss or discomfort of traditional braces? Invisalign makes it possible.

During a consultation at Smile 360 in Austin, Dr. Ip can review your candidacy for Invisalign treatment and answer any questions you may have about this innovative alternative to braces. We know that there are many providers to choose from, but here's why we believe that we are the best choice:

  • Dr. Ip is an Invisalign Gold Plus Provider who takes on 80 percent more cases than the average dentist.
  • Dr. Ip uses PROPEL technology to cut your treatment time in half.
  • Dr. Ip is dedicated to providing you with a new smile in a friendly, welcoming environment.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ip at our Austin dental office, contact us online or call: 

(512) 444-4746

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"The best dentist in town!" Why Patients Choose Us

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Rita Friar

2023

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I really like everyone at this office! Really!  And yes, it is a Dentist office. They ALL seem to really care about me and my dental health. Great place.  I Highly recommend!

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Nancy Tang

2023

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The best dentist in town! I’ve been going here for years & got my Invisalign here as well.

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Can It Really Work for Me? 

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Although braces are sometimes a better choice for patients with severe malocclusion, Invisalign can most likely work for you. If this is not the case, Dr. Ip can refer you to a trusted orthodontist with whom our Austin dental office has worked for over a decade.

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Invisalign Does More Than Deliver a Beautiful Smile

More Reasons to Undergo Treatment

The benefits don't just end with a beautiful smile. By improving the alignment of your bite, you can also positively affect your oral and overall health by:

  • Preventing premature wear and tear on your teeth
  • Improving the cleanliness of your teeth
  • Alleviating headaches that could be caused by malocclusion

This is especially true when you choose a highly qualified dentist like Dr. Ip. In practice since 2006 and with a prestigious status as an Invisalign Gold Plus Provider, Dr. Ip can provide dramatic results for teens and adults with various orthodontic issues.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign costs around $5,000 depending on your case

At Smile 360 in Austin, you can expect the cost of treatment, including your complete set of aligners, to be around $5,000. The cost varies from patient to patient, and insurance often covers at least a portion of the treatment.

We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile. To minimize out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house, zero-percent financing options.

To get a custom price quote and learn more about your payment options, contact our practice online. You can also reach our office in Austin by phone.

(512) 444-4746

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Sarah Cantu

2023

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I’ve always had great experiences here. The team at Smile 360 is super responsive and kind. Plus I’ve had great (and faster than expected) results with Invisalign. Definitely recommend!

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Mike Lewis

2023

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Love Smile360! Dr. Ip & staff are the best in town. Maybe the whole planet.

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What should I expect throughout Invisalign treatment?

Achieve a Straighter Smile ​in 12-18 Months What to Expect from Start to Finish

Although your timeline will depend on the severity of your case, most adults typically complete their treatment in just 12 months. For many of our Austin patients, this can be significantly faster than traditional braces. Dr. Ip can also use PROPEL Excelleration technology to safely and effectively move the teeth into their desired positions faster.

"By improving the alignment of your bite, you can also positively affect your oral and overall health."
"By improving the alignment of your bite, you can also positively affect your oral and overall health."

Consultation

Dr. Ip will evaluate your bite and determine whether the treatment is a good option for you. If braces are recommended, we will refer you to a trusted orthodontist. 

Planning 

If you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we will take digital impressions. Using specialized software, we will then be able to give you an accurate treatment timeline, tell you how many trays you will need, and provide estimated costs.

Fabrication

All the information that Dr. Ip gathers will be sent to the Invisalign lab where they manufacture the clear aligners for your treatment plan. Your custom trays will be fabricated over the next two to four weeks. 

Start Treatment 

When your aligners are ready, you can start treatment immediately after picking them up. For your treatment plan to be effective, you need to wear your trays 20-22 hours every day. Every two weeks, you will switch to a new set of trays. 

Checkups 

Most patients only have to visit our Austin office every six weeks or so. During these appointments, Dr. Ip will monitor your progress. He may also apply PROPEL to speed up the process.

Finish Treatment 

Most patients are done with treatment after approximately 12 months. In most cases, you can continue to wear your last tray as your retainer to maintain your results

What Are You Waiting For? Schedule a Consultation Today

Over a decade of hands-on experience, advanced dentistry techniques, and exceptional attention to detail are just a few of the defining characteristics that set Dr. Ip apart from other dentists in Austin, TX. He has helped hundreds of patients achieve picture-perfect smiles with the Invisalign system and can do the same for you. If you wish to receive the best dental care available, our team of dental professionals is ready to help you achieve a beautiful smile through one of our customized treatment plans.

To request an appointment with our Austin dentist, contact us online or call:

(512) 444-4746

"You won’t be disappointed." Patients Look Forward to Their Visits

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Morgan Donnelly

2023

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I normally wouldn't think of the dentist as a family-like atmosphere, but that's what it feels like here! I've been coming here for a couple years and during each visit, every part of it goes smoothly. The staff seem to work really well together and it makes for a very comfortable, friendly, and personalized experience. They are also quick and knowledgeable, so I never end up waiting to be seen or have my questions answered. Definitely recommend this place!

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Michael Costa

2023

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My search for a dentist is finally over! The office staff, my dental hygienist, and Dr. Ip were all amazing. They were friendly and knowledgeable. The level of care they provided, from the X-rays to the cleaning, and finally Dr. Ip’s recommendations, was beyond thorough and exceeded my expectations. Can’t believe I’m about to write this but I’m actually looking forward to going back. I’ve been to a couple of dentists that absolutely wasted my time. Not Smile 360. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment- you won’t be disappointed.

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Oral Hygiene During Invisalign Treatment Cleaning Your Teeth, Gums, and Clear Aligners

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Invisalign Alternatives

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If you are not a good candidate for Invisalign aligners, there are many alternatives available. For minor misalignment that does not affect your dental health, veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures might be ideal. For more serious malocclusion, braces could be the optimal choice. We can discuss all your treatment options during a consultation at our Austin office.

Invisalign FAQ Answers to Common Questions

Does insurance cover Invisalign aligners?

Many dental insurance plans will cover Invisalign work much like traditional braces. The percentage of coverage will depend on your insurance provider. Our team can check with your provider directly for more information. Keep in mind that orthodontics is sometimes covered by your health insurance rather than your dental plan.

What happens if I don't wear my aligners for 20-22 hours a day?

If you don't wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours a day, it can result in delayed results and greater discomfort when putting on the next set of clear aligners. The custom treatment plan assumes patients will wear their aligners as directed.

Can I drink with my Invisalign aligners on?

You can drink cold or cool water while wearing your Invisalign aligners. You should remove your clear aligners when you drink any other kind of beverage. Colored beverages can stain the clear aligners, and sugary beverages increase the risk of tooth decay. Warm and hot beverages may warp your Invisalign aligners, reducing their effectiveness.

Could my teeth move back after Invisalign treatment?

Yes. Much like braces, your teeth can shift out of position without the use of a retainer. Once your Invisalign work is completed, the team at our practice can create a retainer that will help maintain the final results of treatment. In other cases, you will simply wear your final set of aligners at night.

Do Invisalign aligners make your teeth yellow?

No, Invisalign aligners will not turn your teeth yellow. However, residue from foods that get on your teeth can cause tooth discoloration and may stain the clear aligner. The same is true with smoking and the use of tobacco products during treatment. It's important to remove your Invisalign aligners when eating or drinking, practice good oral hygiene, and keep your clear aligners clean.

"Excellent Service and Care" Here for Patients Throughout Austin, TX

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Nancy Bankston

2023

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Professional, personable, this entire team is great. I leave here feeling that I have gotten excellent service and care.

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Scott Irish

2023

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Best Dentist office in all the land!

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Smile 360

At Smile 360, our mission is to provide patient-centered dental care in a friendly environment. Dr. Ip has been a practicing dentist since 2006 and is proud to be affiliated with a number of prestigious organizations, including the:

  • Academy for Sports Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (512) 444-4746 today.

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